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rig welder jobs?

06-19-2010, 10:54 PM
is there a forum for rig welders and job openings??headbanger

07-30-2010, 10:32 PM
you wanting to mainline pipe? off-shore? structural, high-pressure? i dont know of a dedicated rig welders forum, however, there are plenty of welding forums out there.... as far as finding a job as a rig hand, your almost best bet is to get in your local union. and be prepared to fork out some serious cash into a truck, machine and gear... hope i helped

07-31-2010, 02:04 AM
got the equipment and the truck and as far as the union get in line they wont even talk to you around here

07-31-2010, 12:24 PM
not sure what to say then.... start playing golf and find otu where the union bosses are playing and lose a couple rounds to them...lol.... i refuse to pay another entity just to be able to go to work, i already pay the state and federal govt, i'll be danged if im gonna pay a union too... anyway, from my exp, most mainline jobs go through unions... best of luck sir...

btw, what truck and rig you running? what machine you have on the back....got pics???? lol

07-31-2010, 12:48 PM
cant figure out how to get them from my phone to my computer

07-31-2010, 01:39 PM
file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Daniel/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-4.pngfile:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Daniel/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-5.png1743 hey i figured it out

07-31-2010, 02:26 PM
a little big for mainline piping...lol.... you have any certs for pipe? asme and aws? you familiar with hype rod?

07-31-2010, 08:23 PM
i do mostly repair work but i'm looking to get into bigger things even if i have to travel thats why the big truck it'll pull the 5th wheel as well

07-31-2010, 10:58 PM
That's a nice truck! In Illinois the tag for that baby would be about $400 a year...

07-31-2010, 11:59 PM
ya same here but its $1.00 a lb for an over weight ticket and i scaled my 1/2 ton chevy at almost 9k lbs loaded with tools and welders

08-01-2010, 12:00 AM
look at finding rig work in las vegas.... there is ALWAYS the need for a structural welder there..... just a thought. around here, we have the river, and alot of work around here is for river vessels... ie barges, tugs, and the likes... and also the gas wells... they always needing transfer manifolds and water transfer piping repaired

08-01-2010, 01:17 PM
las vegas is dead bakers field ca had a job that 700 welders showed up for i was thinking about hitting the miss. river myself or maybe some off shore work