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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Pipefitter in Portland, Oregon

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned 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.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • 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.



N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)


Stand: F

Reach Above Shoulder: F

Walk: F

Climb: F

Sit: F

Crawl: F

Handling/Fingering: F

Squat/Kneel: F

Reach Outward: F

Bend: F

Push / Pull

12 lbs. or less: F

13-25 lbs.: N

26 -40 lbs.: N

41-100 lbs.: N

Lift / Carry

1-11: F

11-20 lbs.: O

21-50 lbs.: O

50-100 lbs.: O

Working Conditions

  • Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)

  • Work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment

  • Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.

*Work in confined space

Safety Equipment Required

  • Hardhat

  • Eye protection

  • Hearing protection

  • Steel Toed Shoes

  • Welding Hood

  • Welding Leathers

  • Respirator

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Gunderson, LLC

Functional Group: Production

EOE including Disability/Veteran