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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Pipe Fitter/Welder in Portland, Oregon

Who we are: Gunderson--Greenbrier's flagship facility in Portland, Oregon--has a rich history in steel fabrication, tracing its roots to 1919. Today, we are the market leader in intermodal railcar and marine barge production. Our values of Safety, Quality, and Respect for People have helped shape our strong industrial culture that is celebrated throughout our organization. We are a team marked by grit, integrity and passion. It's what drives us forward as an industry leader in innovation.

Why work for us?

  • Learn from highly experienced leadership through award-winning training opportunities

  • Work with cutting-edge industrial technology

  • Enjoy the stability and diversity of Greenbrier's business model

  • Take advantage of our competitive suite of benefits that support health, lifestyle and well-being

  • We put safety first -- exceptional training is at the forefront of everything we do and safe work practices are the number one priority -- no exceptions!

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company match, Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays, Bonus Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Health Savings Account (company funded), Tuition Reimbursement, Trimet Reimbursement, Verizon Discount, Work Apparel Discounts, Entertainment Discounts and more!


Fit and weld steel pipe systems, and fit and glue composite pipe systems on ocean going barges and marine equipment. Assist in the structural assembly of ocean going barges and marine equipment when required. Perform work duties under the direction of Gunderson Marine Supervisory team.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Perform precise fitting work on components and work unassisted from spool drawings.

  • Tack parts or pipe spools in preparation for welding.

  • Prepare and glue composite pipe spools.

  • Set up and operate welding equipment.

  • Set up and operate shaving and glue equipment for composite pipe systems.

  • Visually inspect completed welds and glued joints to assure adherence to specifications.

  • Assist in structural assembly when necessary.

  • Follow and adhere strictly to Gunderson's safety policies and regulations.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to weld pipe and become certifiable in 6G unlimited pipe welding position using various processes.

  • Ability to weld in flux core process and become certifiable in 1/16" FCAW all positions, unlimited thickness pass ABS 3G and 4G.

  • Ability to pass the Gunderson A-Test.

  • Ability to do math fraction calculations, read tape measure and pass written weld test.

  • Ability to rig pipe spools and valves into position using chain hoists and lever hoists.

  • Must be able to burn efficiently and with good quality using a hand-cutting torch.

  • Blueprint reading and layout skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot minor welding equipment problems.

  • Ability to follow safety procedures.

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

  • Motivated to continuously improve and learn new skills.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Minimum 3 years industrial pipefitting experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of pipe welding experience.

License or Certificate

  • 6G unlimited welding certification preferred.

  • 1/16" FCAW all positions, unlimited thickness pass ABS 3G and 4G preferred.


Typical work schedule is 8-hour shift, M-F. Must have availability to work at least two of three shifts (Day, Swing, Grave); varies depending on production needs. Shift assignments are long-term and do not change unless production needs change or in the case of an approved request/accommodation. Overtime may be required depending on production needs; may require up to 10 hour work days and/or work on weekends.


Environment : Manufacturing site environment requires work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; dim lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces, exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals; inclement weather conditions; moving objects/vehicles. Work in confined space required: Yes

Physical: Must be of height and weight that will allow entrance and movement through man way and tank openings. Ability to lift up to 75 lbs occasionally without assistance; push/pull up to 10lbs frequently; twist, bend, kneel, climb, crawl frequently. Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time; operate motorized vehicles and equipment. Respirator fit required: Yes

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read printed documents and operate equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Gunderson, LLC a Greenbrier company is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Gunderson is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at (503)972-5725.

Company Gunderson, LLC

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