Welding Inspector

at E2 Consulting Engineers
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date Posted June 22, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified



The Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is to inspect and ensure that proper welding and radiographic procedures are qualified and utilized. In addition, the inspector will maintain appropriate documentation, including MTRs, detailed as-builts, and weld mapping. All activities must be performed per client specification, approved for-construction drawings, API-1104, and industry standards.


The Welding Inspector works under the direction of the Chief Inspector, who will assign additional responsibilities to each inspector as needed. The duties assigned to the Welding Inspector will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be familiar with the approved construction drawings and Company specifications
  • Understanding the Contract document as it relates to their duties on the project
  • Have a basic understanding of welding techniques, positions, consumables, weld preparation, drawing requirements, and maintain a detailed inspector's logbook
  • Completing and submitting relevant inspection reports that accurately describe the work performed on the project in a manner such that the welds inspected may subsequently be identified per current standards
  • Taking a proactive approach to safety on the job site and reporting safety issues to the Chief Inspector, Construction Manager, and Safety Inspector
  • Plan and organize inspection duties in advance
  • Assure any design changes or material substitutions are discussed with the Construction Manager, Chief Inspector, and proper Company approval is obtained
  • Verify all materials used in the installation comply with Company requirements
  • Keep the Chief Inspector aware of any problems, or anticipated friction points, with the project
  • Possess an understanding of the relationship between quality assurance, quality control, and inspection procedures
  • Verify a welding procedure is established and that each welder is qualified for the work they perform
  • Monitor the quality of the welds performed per the WPS and client specifications to ensure sound welds are completed
  • Assure the repairs made to correct defects in a pipe weld sufficiently corrected the defect, and the weld satisfies the requirements as outlined by the appropriate codes and operator specifications
  • Assure all welding materials are of proper type and quality, they have been stored according to manufacturers' specifications, and damaged materials are not used in the pipe welding
  • Weld Inspector may be assigned additional duties and responsibilities relating to pipeline construction inspection observation and documentation
  • Responsible for tracking all materials used for pipeline construction, including joint numbers, joint lengths, and heat numbers associated with all materials (pipe stock, fittings, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with all project-specific environmental requirements
  • Inform Chief Inspector immediately of any safety or construction deviations or any problems and anticipated problems
  • Qualifications

  • Position Requires Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) through the American Welding Society with documented and verifiable work experience related to transmission/process piping and API-1104
  • Position Requires a minimum of either the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Coating Inspection Program (CIP) Level 1 Certification or Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Basic Coatings Inspector Certification
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Obtain Operator Qualification (OQ) status as required by the project
  • Other Skills/Abilities

  • Must be able to communicate to other team members and client personnel clearly
  • Must be able to write clearly and concisely to prepare reports and correspondence
  • Skilled with M.S. Office suite
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Benefits

    E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match.

    Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Construction Sites and/or Client Right-of-Way (R.O.W.)
  • Client testing facility (occasionally)
  • Corporate office (occasionally)
  • May require extensive driving to reach job sites and/or client/E2 offices.
  • Frequent ascending and descending of ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms up in and out of pipeline bell-hole / trench / excavation.
  • Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Lifting objects in excess of 50 pounds from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position
  • Ability to perform visual inspection of construction crew quality of work; using measuring devices; and/or assembly of fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Able to perform in both inside and outside environmental conditions in all four seasons throughout the continental United States - extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit) and/or extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit) for periods of more than one hour.
  • Ability to sense potentially dangerous situations on a construction site, including hearing heavy machinery and vehicle back-up alarms
  • Travel

    May require extensive driving to reach job sites and/or client/E2 offices.

    Drug Free Workplace

    E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. After accepting an offer of employment, applicants may be required to undergo background checks, drug testing, and/or fit-for-duty physical examination. Drug screens will include, but not be limited to, Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolites, Marijuana Metabolites (THC), Opiates, and Phencyclidine (PCP). As a federal contractor, E2 cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician.

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