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Vince in Johnson City, Tennessee

79 months ago

This may be a stupid question, but I know a guy who got paid $250,000 for 6 months of welding work in Germany. He got the job from a guy who was getting paid $3 million for 6 years of work in Africa. I'm just wondering - is this typical of overseas welding jobs? If anyone knows of someone who has done this sort of gig, how did they get it and what skills were needed?

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Old Timer in New Albany, Mississippi

79 months ago

Vince in Johnson City, Tennessee said: This may be a stupid question, but I know a guy who got paid $250,000 for 6 months of welding work in Germany. He got the job from a guy who was getting paid $3 million for 6 years of work in Africa. I'm just wondering - is this typical of overseas welding jobs? If anyone knows of someone who has done this sort of gig, how did they get it and what skills were needed?

I ind it hard to believe any one would be paid this much to be a welder. Germany is full of highly skilled welders

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Troy Robinson in Camden, South Carolina

78 months ago

Iam looking for a job oversea welding or operating machines.
SUMMARY
(Really looking for overseas work).
I am interested in furthering my career by working for a company which might benefit from my experience in welding and machining.
I trained and learned different types of welding at F. E. DuBose Career Center which is now Central Carolina in Manning South Carolina.Mig, Tig, Aluminum and Stick Welding is tanut and learn here. I have experience in operating different types of industrial machinery, 3 Axis Machining Center (Monarch) used for machining/milling anything from misc parts to ATM Boltwork.
I have experience in operating Genesis Robot(Robotic Welder).

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Holly Shores in Wylie, Texas

76 months ago

Vince in Johnson City, Tennessee said: This may be a stupid question, but I know a guy who got paid $250,000 for 6 months of welding work in Germany. He got the job from a guy who was getting paid $3 million for 6 years of work in Africa. I'm just wondering - is this typical of overseas welding jobs? If anyone knows of someone who has done this sort of gig, how did they get it and what skills were needed?

We are very interested in moving overseas for welding work. Does anyone know how or whom to contact?

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KERBE in San Angelo, Texas

72 months ago

Well dont waste your time with KBR there the lowest paid contractors over seas.

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Weezle in Tecumseh, Michigan

70 months ago

What is so obvious about a 4yr power plant contract in New Zealand??
I didnt contact this fella, he contacted me and knew my background. I went through the entire application process including getting a passport. A week after i received my passport he advised me that there was a up front fee to cover some of the travel cost and all the fees would be reimbursed to me upon my the completion of my 1st 6 months. This is when i checked with the states attorneys office in Kansas and Oklahoma since this is where i was sending my medical and application material.
Why am i even waisting my time with an idiot like you anyway??

All you honest folks out there just take the warning serious if you are to pursue work across the pond..

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khietnguyen in Beaumont, Texas

68 months ago

Can you please send me the name of the company so I can apply for the job? You can also give me the phone number instead. I'm a welder for 17 years. Thank you.

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miketg23 in Fort Mcmurray, Alberta

67 months ago

Not right now they don't, and neither does the U.A (pipefitters) but also as foreigner you would have to look into getting some type of work visa or a company to sponsor you.

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overseas

67 months ago

check overseasjobs.com

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miketg23 in Fort Mcmurray, Alberta

67 months ago

If you haven't made a half million dollars in 16 years you are either A) Not a very good welder B) Terrible at math (0.5 million into 16 years is only 31250/year) C) Grossly underpaid. Though a half million seems way too much, I made almost 150k two years ago and there were people that did quite a bit better than I did.

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germany

67 months ago

I like the dream world.
We are all unemployed, no health insurance etc.
Let's all go to germany an get drunk we'll fit right in.

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foreigner

67 months ago

miketg23 in Fort Mcmurray, Alberta said: Not right now they don't, and neither does the U.A (pipefitters) but also as foreigner you would have to look into getting some type of work visa or a company to sponsor you.

Contact any Boilermaker union hall in the united states for information.

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Downhill Racer in Wooster, Ohio

67 months ago

Is the pay any higher overseas if you're a pipeline welder that has passed some tough welding tests, and can weld in any position electric or aceteline???

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oerseas

67 months ago

Downhill Racer in Wooster, Ohio said: Is the pay any higher overseas if you're a pipeline welder that has passed some tough welding tests, and can weld in any position electric or aceteline???

try overseasjobs.com

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luda in Lake Charles, Louisiana

66 months ago

Old Timer in New Albany, Mississippi said: For the most part Saudi Aramco hires very few westerners as craft people such as welders or electricians.Most of these type people are Asians of some type. They do hire westerners as drillers and well services and in engineering roles.

i agree, i served in iraq twice as a soldier, now im no longer in the military and want to go back as a welder,trying to figure out how by the way. and kuwait would be considered the safest of the several choices also germany

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JVN in Seattle, Washington

64 months ago

Don't ever work for German company, they will rip you off. Trust me !!!

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JVN in Seattle, Washington

64 months ago

Vince in Johnson City, Tennessee said: This may be a stupid question, but I know a guy who got paid $250,000 for 6 months of welding work in Germany. He got the job from a guy who was getting paid $3 million for 6 years of work in Africa. I'm just wondering - is this typical of overseas welding jobs? If anyone knows of someone who has done this sort of gig, how did they get it and what skills were needed?

Maybe Chinese $ money not USD though

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lisa.stackhouse@us.randstad.com in Marietta, Georgia

64 months ago

I can't help you with an overseas job but would be happy to help you with a possible opportunity in Savannah, Ga. I am working with a large manufacturing company seeking strong machinist with TIG welding experience. If you are interested in speaking with me please contact me at lisa.stackhouse@us.randstad.com.

thanks,
Lisa

Troy Robinson in Camden, South Carolina said: Iam looking for a job oversea welding or operating machines.
SUMMARY
(Really looking for overseas work).
I am interested in furthering my career by working for a company which might benefit from my experience in welding and machining.

I trained and learned different types of welding at F. E. DuBose Career Center which is now Central Carolina in Manning South Carolina.Mig, Tig, Aluminum and Stick Welding is tanut and learn here. I have experience in operating different types of industrial machinery, 3 Axis Machining Center (Monarch) used for machining/milling anything from misc parts to ATM Boltwork.
I have experience in operating Genesis Robot(Robotic Welder).

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C.W. Malc in Avon, Indiana

63 months ago

I a welder member of the Local 798 Pipeliners Union and last year with rig pay, per diem, and my hourly pay I earnes over 200k! We make $49 an hr on our arm, $15 an hr on our rig, and $102.50 a day per diem. I only worked 9 months, but we work no less than 60hrs/wk. On one job we were working close to 110 hrs/wk! Why go to some place that sucks when you can stay in the good ole USA and make good $$$$! Get a rig setup, contact the Local 798, and fill out an app! GO UNION! Buy American, and Stay Proud!

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Jarvis & steven in Carrollton, Texas

63 months ago

i mean applytion papers or let us know that something thanks.

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salty dog in Mountain View, California

63 months ago

Weezle in Tecumseh, Michigan said: I can tell you with certainty that a "green" hand in the field pays much better traveling than a hand that stays stationary. I grad. from Lincoln in 1990 and went directly into elevated water towers and made more there than i could've anywhere around home. Requires travel but great if you're single. With strong work ethic, skill and a desire to learn, you will climb the ladder at a fairly rapid pace in this field.
Contacts:
Chicago Bridge (Indianapolis)
Caldwell tank (louisville, ky)
If that does'nt suit you then go to the ship yards around Norfolk,va, Mobile AL,
or try your luck with offshore work... get out on a rig and make a decent buck but on the water for a week or two at a time... But if you really want to make the good bucks then get enrolled in one of the schools out east for submerged welding..(under water).. up front expense around $15,000 but the payoff is unlimited!!!

I'm in california, what schools out east do you recomend?

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sprinkle7 in Savannah, Georgia

62 months ago

A good idea is to set up job agents on job sites. Use keywords such as welding & overseas. The new jobs will then be sent directly to your email. I have received a few in my inbox, but most require clearances. You may get lucky, but always research the companies to be sure they are legitimate.

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m1chae1 in El Paso, Texas

61 months ago

Old Timer in New Albany, Mississippi said: I ind it hard to believe any one would be paid this much to be a welder. Germany is full of highly skilled welders

a if so how can i get a job like that my email is myball4u2001@yahoo.com

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m1chae1 in El Paso, Texas

61 months ago

a i just finished tech and im trying to get a job overseas if anybody can give me a good site or number thanks

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Karsidi Sumaryo in Surabaya, Indonesia

61 months ago

yes

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rod burner in Greenock, United Kingdom

59 months ago

hi where are you from then ,

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1badss

59 months ago

The best welding training u can get is at zachry industrial and fluor corp. They are both free but with the economy they won't have any more classes till next year. I went to zachry and it was great but still no job. Or you can just go to houston community collge or san jacinto college in pasadena. Its not about what you kno its about who you know trust me.

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jj0000 in Bullard, Texas

59 months ago

this is not true welders should get paid more than that $15 an hr is not good enough for a Mexican welder

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Muhammad Jameel in Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

59 months ago

Holly Shores in Wylie, Texas said: We are very interested in moving overseas for welding work. Does anyone know how or whom to contact?

To,
The manager,

Subject: Request for Welder post,

Respected sir,
After highly regards I am interested in applying in your esteemed organization for the above post.

I am young, energetic and willing to work in your organization. I have an extra potential for the attainment of the knowledge as much as I may be allowed. I have great hands on working experience about Tig, Stick and Hot dip welding to working with different multinational companies. My 11 year experience showing in CV expresses my working experience and knowledge about different kind of welding techniques.

My experience especially in the field of oil and gas construction industry for pipe lines very helpful for your organization, I understand the completion of work at time and willing to work with extra potential

It is requested that your honor may be pleased to consider my application favorably and give chance to serve in your dynamic organization. I assure you that I will perform my duties to prove my self worthy and capable for the same

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours truly,

Muhammad Jameel.

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sbfwelder

59 months ago

Yes- try Zachry Construction in US.

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kory Kyei in Mcgregor, Texas

57 months ago

hi im kory i have been looking for a job who hiring underwater welding i just cant find a lob. If anyone knows let me know

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steve in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

56 months ago

trying in Darlington, South Carolina said: There is a company called KGB that hires qualified welders, fitters, etc to go overseas to places like Iraq. A couple of my buddies are preparing to go now. It's not an easy process but well worth it (but not with the stupid large amount of money that you suggest).

you're thinking of the company KBR not KGB dude

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spaquette1 in Grande Prairie, Alberta

56 months ago

swamp in Derby, United Kingdom said: hi all i am 36yrs old and been a welder since i was 16 mig,mma and tig i have been doing pipe welding on power staitions at the mo but i am very intrested in working overseas europe or canada etc could anybody help me? many thanks

yes come to canada.

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? in Amherst, Ohio

56 months ago

Gentelmen in your opinion which pipeline company has the toughest distructive weld test in the U.S.

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? in Amherst, Ohio

56 months ago

TONE in Houston, Texas said: IM TRY 2 GET CERTIFIED AS A WELDER,,,LOOKING FOR THE BEST WELDING SCHOOL IN HOUSTON TX ANY SUGGESTIONS,,,

Try John Klein Welding in Houston, He's well up in his upper 60's. He's one of the top 4 or 5 welders on the N.& S. American continent. Back in the L8 60's there was a union strike at East Ohio Gas, now Dominion. They Drove out to his house,and hired him on the spot,to repair all the stuff they broke during the strike I will not give my name but he'll know exactly who referred you. Iv'e known his since then. I hope this helps you!!!

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lilwolves in Memphis, Tennessee

56 months ago

CANADA said: The work starts in march, up in the oil sands an around alberta.
It's true you have to go through the visa process with immagration, back ground check. On the other hand canadians just drive across the boarder into the U.S. and go to work thanks to the politicians , it's a one way policey. They need 400 pipe welders and 600 mechanics. in alberta.

what company and who do i contact for these welding jobs in canada? are they on the pipeline? would you happen to know what kind of pay range they offer?....thanks

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lilwolves in Memphis, Tennessee

56 months ago

spaquette1 in Grande Prairie, Alberta said: yes come to canada.

where in canada and who do i contact? any other specifics would be appreciated if you know any.... thanks :)

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miketg23 in Toronto, Ontario

56 months ago

lilwolves in Memphis, Tennessee said: where in canada and who do i contact? any other specifics would be appreciated if you know any.... thanks :)

The work currently is not that busy where non sponsored foreign workers would have an easy time getting here. Coming into spring and summer there should be lots of work in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and whether you're union or not will dictate which companies you would be working for.

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lilwolves

56 months ago

Thanks greatly! Can u offer any info on whether in canada that
It benefits more being union or non-union for those jobs?

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lilwolves

56 months ago

Thanks greatly! Can u offer any info on whether in canada that
It benefits more being union or non-union for those jobs?

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miketg23 in Toronto, Ontario

56 months ago

lilwolves said: Thanks greatly! Can u offer any info on whether in canada that
It benefits more being union or non-union for those jobs?

That's a long debate, and being union, of course I would be biased. There are benefits to both sides and there are many non union workers that choose to never join the union so they must have their reasons. In the western provinces the union's rate and pension are a little bit higher but not greatly so, and seems like the non union sites offer better deals in the way of incentives such as flights, accommodations, and hours of work, so it just depends on what you're looking for.

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lilwolves

56 months ago

Thanks greatly again! I hav welded for Black and Decker for 16
Yrs and plant closing down so I'm currently in CW program and
Finish in Aug. Exploring ideas and really want to do high
Pressure vessel work with travel and highest pay options. Not
Really knowing the ropes and pertinent contacts, I'm reaching
Out in advance to get my ducks in a row and find trusting,
Reputable assistance to give me direction.
Grateful!

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Sharon Perry in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

56 months ago

mikeyrajun1 in Beaumont, Texas said: It is KBR (Kellog Brown & Root) I am a welder here in Beaumont getting my degree and know of them hiring out over-seas. They do alot of government contracting.

Just Google the name Kellog Brown & Root. There is info all over the Internet about them.

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william dixon in Apopka, Florida

55 months ago

iam looking for work ovesea as a pipe welder or any welding jobs open

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Sharon Perry in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

54 months ago

Ray in Tampere, Finland said: I've met many people over the years who say they made a whole lot of money on some jobs but then are working with me on regular/normal wages, so i guess we all sometimes make a lot more than today??!! Also, i did a lot of plumbing back in America and loved every moment of it, have a Merry Christmas America!

Good to see a "nice" comment. Although this thread is old, thank you for the "Merry Christmas" post.

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Donnie Adams in North Little Rock, Arkansas

54 months ago

I won't the chanse to weld oversea. how or what kind of form do i fill out. I need to no the contact information.

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bob in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

54 months ago

rigwelder1 in Plaquemine, Louisiana said: wtf.try hooked on phonics dude.

Haha, I was thinking the same thing!!!!!!!

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Bryant Edwards in Kirbyville, Missouri

54 months ago

Vince in Johnson City, Tennessee said: This may be a stupid question, but I know a guy who got paid $250,000 for 6 months of welding work in Germany. He got the job from a guy who was getting paid $3 million for 6 years of work in Africa. I'm just wondering - is this typical of overseas welding jobs? If anyone knows of someone who has done this sort of gig, how did they get it and what skills were needed?

If you have the guy info I would like to talk to him email: bmartril@gmail.com are

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sammy g in Attleboro, Massachusetts

52 months ago

Holly Shores in Wylie, Texas said: We are very interested in moving overseas for welding work. Does anyone know how or whom to contact?

yes jan de nul in belgium is looking for welders on boat and off boat and so is DEME

websites
www.jandenul.com use google translator for the jobs page dutch to english
www.deme.com use google translator for this site also

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welder in Lake Charles, Louisiana

52 months ago

Vince in Johnson City, Tennessee said: This may be a stupid question, but I know a guy who got paid $250,000 for 6 months of welding work in Germany. He got the job from a guy who was getting paid $3 million for 6 years of work in Africa. I'm just wondering - is this typical of overseas welding jobs? If anyone knows of someone who has done this sort of gig, how did they get it and what skills were needed?[/QUOTE if a welder gets paid 65.00 an hour with his rig.he then works 7 12 hour day for a year = 283,920 not much for all the hard work, when a basketball player dwarfs this lol welder searching for teacher of basketball

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