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Field Tank Welder Helper / Bullganger

Welder Helper / Bullganger with Per Diem and Travel Pay

Phillips Tank & Structure (PTS) is a growing, team-oriented company located in Braddock, Pennsylvania. We have over 100 employees and specialize in designing, engineering, repairing and constructing above-ground metal storage tanks. We have active projects in various industries, such as petroleum, power, chemical and renewable fuels markets throughout the United States. Phillips Tank utilizes state-of-the-art 3D modeling software to produce detailed design and fabrication drawings that are the best in the industry.

We are currently looking to hire top field welder helpers / bullgangers. Join our team and become a tankie traveling throughout our beautiful country!


Hourly wage based upon experience, plus per diem (to cover meals and lodging). Normal hourly wage paid for work-related travel (no overtime or subsistence). Non-union. Non prevailing wage. Non-exempt (eligible for overtime). No PTO or paid holidays. Pay periods are weekly. Direct deposit is available.


Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available on the first of the month following a 30-day probationary period. Phillips Tank pays 60% and employee pays 40% of medical benefit premiums. Employee pays 100% for vision and dental benefit premiums.


Project work schedules vary. However, a typical work shift is daylight (10 hours per day, 5 days per week).


Full-time employee (subject to project availability and work schedules)

NOTE: Compensation, benefits, and other position details are subject to Phillips Tank’s policies and procedures.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to use the following tools and equipment: Tape measure, square, straight edge, level, rasp, chalk line, sledgehammer, burning torch, welding equipment, chipping hammer, fitting gear, come-a-longs, jacks, chain falls, material handling equipment, inspection equipment, hoists, hammers, pry bar, fit-up bar, wrenches, key plates, bull pins, wire rope slings, shackles, hand wire brush and cribbing blocks. Powered hand tools, including grinders, chipping and peening guns, wire brushes, saws, and impact wrenches.

  • Set-up and use oxy-fuel or plasma burning equipment to cut or trim plate and structural steel.

  • Use oxygen/acetylene torch for cutting metals or to gouge.

  • Operate electric and pneumatic power tools such as grinders, wire brushes, and chipping guns. Perform basic and preventative maintenance functions on power equipment.

  • Use grinder and other hand or power tools required to grind, bevel, or fit metals together, and remove slag.

  • Use hand tools such as shovels, brooms, scrapers, hand brushes, files, etc.

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follow prescribed safety procedures.

  • Unload fabricated steel products and tools from trucks.

  • Hook-on or move material around the field site by hand or with the assistance of a forklift or crane.

  • Align, fit and tack steel shapes together utilizing temporary erection gear, fit-up (pry) bars, and sledgehammers.

  • Erect and dismantle temporary scaffolding used in steel plate construction.

  • Inspect, set up, use, break down and rig equipment such as aerial work platforms (spider buggies), elevated work platforms, and staging.

  • Knowledge of Safety Equipment: Hardhat, safety glasses with side shields, full body harness with double lanyard, earplugs, respiratory protection, gloves.

  • Be able to Lift 50lbs.

  • Cleans work area, machines, tools, and equipment.

  • Works at heights (approx. 100ft) accessed via ladders to scaffold platforms.

  • Ability to perform duties of Safety/Firewatch as needed.

Skills and Specifications

  • Knowledge and ability to use hand and power tools associated with welding, such as chipping hammer, grinder, arc welder, and oxygen/acetylene torch including setup or connection of hoses, cords, and regulators.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and blueprints.

  • Solid problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently.

  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness to ensure quality of work.

  • Ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people in course of work.

  • Ability to contribute and work in a team environment.

Interested candidates must

  • Be at least 18-years old.

  • Have high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Be eligible to work in the United States.

  • Have no criminal convictions for dishonesty, sexual misconduct, violence, or acts of terrorism.

  • Have valid driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation.

  • Have good communication skills.

  • Be willing to travel anywhere at any time.

  • Have good attendance and show up to work on time every day.

  • Be willing to work at elevated heights and confined spaces.

  • Be willing to work in harsh weather conditions.

  • Have strong basic math and measuring skills.

  • Be willing to authorize background and motor vehicle driving record checks.

  • Be willing to submit to pre-hire, random, and post-incident drug and alcohol testing.

  • Have an eye for quality and strong attention to detail.

  • Be self-motivated and eager to learn and improve.


The following are preferred, but not required

  • Valid OSHA 10 Training.

  • Valid TWIC Card.

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