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Trainee Welder (Gas)

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Date: Sep 13, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Pay Grade

Position Summary

Welder trainee is responsible for helping the journeymen welders with welding projects and tapping work in the field. Trainee will also be called in early and asked to stay late on occasion. They will also be responsible for cleaning and restocking all materials kept in the shop and restocking the tapping trucks and keeping them clean. The normal work hours are from 7:30am – 4:00pm.


Deadline to apply, September 27, 2021.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assisting journeyman welders in setting up and maintaining safe arc welding stations
  • Assisting journeyman welders in preparing pipe and structural components for welding
  • Assisting foreman/journeyman on stopple truck, restocking and keeping clean
  • Assist in keeping shop area clean by performing various tasks such as sweeping the floors , restocking pipe fittings and pipe, changing out        cutting torch bottles
  • Ordering and receiving material for journeyman welders

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Demonstrated basic math skills and the ability to perform measurement functions
Ability to pass all applicable assessments to include mechanical aptitude, reading and math
Ability to operate oxyfuel equipment
Ability to use hand and power tools
Ability to differentiate between colors
Must be able to perform physically strenuous activity and work in temperatures above100° Fahrenheit
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to operate shielded metal arc welding equipment
Must be able to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime as required
Ability to work well with others to form trusting, team oriented working relationships
Possess a valid driver’s license with a history of a safe driving record in accordance with CPSE policies, procedures, safety standards, and applicable laws and regulations
Ability to drive various sizes of company CDL and non-CDL vehicles
Must demonstrate commitment to the CPS Energy Core Values of Trust, Safety, Performance, Respect, Teamwork and Customer Commitment.
Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (Class A) within 120 days of being hired and have a safe driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with welding or using a cutting torch;
  • Class A CDL license


Delivering High Quality Work
Demonstrating Initiative
Serving Customers
Acting Decisively
Working Safely

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed outdoors with possible exposure to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions at job sites. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

Physical Demands

Skilled Worker

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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