Welding Inspector
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates - Seattle, WA
The Lead Welding Inspector works as a project team member by performing field inspections of steel components of structural roof systems of operational big box retail stores. This position supports a specific project expected to be approximately two to four years in duration . Nationwide travel is required, generally two out of every three weeks. Working hours are typically 8PM to 6AM Monday evening through Friday morning. The Lead Inspector is the primary representative of WJE while on site and is responsible for leading a field inspection team of two joist inspectors and third party assisting contractor. This position works under the supervision of a WJE Project Manager or Project Associate but routinely completes field assignments independently.

Typical functions:
  • Coordinate field work with on-site store personnel and assisting contractor
  • Measure lengths of existing welds, discounted appropriately for defects defined by the Steel Joist Institute standards
  • Measure thickness of existing steel components with ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • Measure geometry of existing steel joists
  • Record data in iPad software; submit daily
  • Compile neat and organized handwritten field notes on roof framing plans; submit daily
  • Identify and generate detailed reports of existing damage to components of the steel roof structure
  • Provide office-based support by checking submitted information from other Lead Inspectors during non-travel weeks
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of relevant hands-on work experience with welded connections or Associate/Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Registration as, or currently working on becoming registered as, Certified Associate Weld Inspector, Certified Weld Inspector, or Senior Certified Weld Inspector a plus
  • Detail and team oriented
  • Ability to read and interpret structural, steel shop, and architectural drawings.
  • Safely operate and work from ladders, scissors and/or other personnel lifts
  • Ability to work independently and to perform tasks after verbal and written instruction
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Willingness to work third shift
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • General PC and technology skills
Physical Requirements:
  • Movement includes bending, stooping, crawling, turning, climbing and walking
  • Ability to work from a ladder or aerial personnel lift
  • Ability to reach arms overhead to reach elements in question
  • Ability to withstand temperature extremes
  • Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 75 lbs
  • Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen
  • Ability to communicate in person and over the telephone and radio
  • Ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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