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Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Welder/Pipe Fitter in Grissom, Indiana

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Welder/Pipe Fitter

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Rockford Corporation is an Alaskan Native Owned 8(a) General and Industrial Mechanical Contractor based in Anchorage; Alaska. We are also a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified Small Disadvantaged Business. In our 38-year history Rockford has

predominantly performed work on government fuel; tank; and utility projects. Rockford Corporation specializes in the construction and repair of steel tanks; fueling and utility systems for the military. It has successfully completed fuel and utility-related

construction projects for the Alaska District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Naval Facilities Engineering Command and U.S. Coast Guard. In the last five years Rockford successfully completed a $21 million Type III Hydrant Fuel System and New KC135 Parking Apron

at Eielson Air Force Base and an $8 million Design-Build Aircraft Direct Refueling System (ADRF) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Rockford received “Outstanding” Evaluations for both of these projects.


Lays out; assembles; installs; and maintains pipe systems; pipe supports; and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam; hot water; heating; cooling; lubricating; sprinkling; and industrial production and processing systems; applying knowledge of

system operation; and following blueprints: Selects type and size of pipe; and related materials and equipment; such as supports; hangers; and hydraulic cylinders; according to specifications.

Essential Functions:

Layout; fit; and; weld 1-1/2” to 4” stainless steel pipe using an GTAW procedure.

Layout; fit; and; weld 6” carbon steel pipe using a SMAW procedure.

Must be able to perform all weld procedures in the 6G position.

Perform pipe preparation duties; including cutting; beveling; and fitting as required.

Weld steel angle; unistrut; etc. as required.

Assist with concrete forming; trenching; testing; cleanup; and all other duties as assigned.

Must be able to perform all work safely in accordance with Rockford’s safety procedures and guidelines.

Maintain a clean and orderly work place.

Plan pipe system layout; installation; or repair; according to specifications.

Inspect; examine; or test installed systems or pipe lines; using pressure gauge; hydrostatic testing; observation; or other methods.

Select pipe sizes; types; or related materials; such as supports; hangers; or hydraulic cylinders; according to specifications.

Measure and mark pipes for cutting or threading.

Attach pipes to walls; structures; or fixtures; such as radiators or tanks; using brackets; clamps; tools; or welding equipment.

Assemble or secure pipes; tubes; fittings; or related equipment; according to specifications; by welding; brazing; cementing; soldering; or threading joints.

Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems; supports; and related equipment; following blueprints.

Turn valves to shut off steam; water; or other gases or liquids from pipe sections; using valve keys or wrenches.

Cut; thread; or hammer pipes to specifications; using tools such as saws; cutting torches; pipe threaders; or pipe benders.

Remove and replace worn components.

Must be able to pass a back ground check for access to Grissom AFB; IA

Rockford Corporation participates in E-Verify.


Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise: Must be able to qualify to Rockford’s GTAW weld procedure in the 6G position. Must be able to qualify to Rockford’s SMAW weld procedure in the 6G position. Welds will be NDE tested;

including x-ray; in accordance with ASME B31.3 Must be able to read and interpret construction plans and drawings. Must be able to properly layout and fit pipe; steel angle; and unistrut. Must be able to prepare pipe; including cutting and beveling. Required

Experience: 5 Years’ Pipefitting Experience 5 Years’ Welding Experience with GTAW procedures. 5 Years’ Experience in Construction Related to Fuel and Energy Systems. Physical Demands: Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while

moving the arm. See details of objects that are less than a few feet away. Rapid mental and/or muscle coordination. Use fingers or hands to grasp; move; or assemble small objects. Speak clearly so listeners can understand. Will wear ANSI approved safety footwear/

safety glasses/hard hats. Understand the speech of another person. Use muscles to lift; push; pull; or carry heavy objects. Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired. Move two or more limbs together (for

example; two arms; two legs; or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place. Bend; stretch; twist; or reach out. Make quick; precise adjustments to machine controls. Operation of motor vehicles Safe distant vision Good near vision Good hearing Lifting; carrying;

pushing; or pulling up to 100 lbs Environmental Demands: Awkward equipment located close to the floor or overhead (equipment dictates posture). Working in cramped spaces and/or elevated heights. Working indoors/outdoors in inclement weather. Excessive cold

<0° F Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis In addition; they are subject to possible falls from ladders; cut from sharp tools; and burns from hot pipes or soldering equipment. The employee is frequently exposed fumes

or airborne particles; dust The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of shock. High voltage electricity While performing the duties of this job; the employee

is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; and outside weather conditions. May work on slippery and/or uneven surfaces. May climb stairs/ladders. Cramped or confined spaces May work long and irregular hours. Candidates

must apply online at; and submit an application for all positions they wish to be considered.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)