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Welder/Fitter

Job Introduction

As Welder/Fitter you will be part of the Operations Team based in Breda, The Netherlands and responsible for fitting and welding all permanent and temporary steel constructions.

Together with a small team you will be involved in all activities that take place in the welding shop. Your main task will be modifying of existing steel structures that are used on site for heavy lifting and abnormal transport. This involves drilling, cutting and welding. But also constructions from scratch are made, all according to the highest quality and safety standards. This exciting role will offer a lot of variety and responsibilities. Occasionally there are steel work activities on location, for example while preparing barges.

Role Responsibility

  • Fabrication or modification of structural steel constructions according per engineering drawings and established standards
  • Weld GMAW (MIG/MAG) or SMAW (electrodes) S235/S355 steel in horizontal and vertical position, according to WPS
  • Operating other steelwork equipment for example: cutting torch, grinder, drill
  • Preparing tools, equipment and parts for welding jobs
  • Review of finished assemblies & parts to ensure accuracy against drawings.
  • Report fabrication issues and assist in resolutions as required
  • Instruct and assist 3rd party hired welders
  • Remove and restore temporary steel structures on return from project site
  • Assist project teams on location with welding / burning activities
  • Keep welding shop tidy and ensure tools and equipment are in proper functioning condition
  • Assist with loading / unloading of equipment/steel structures
  • Follow internal procedures regarding HSQE and report regularly to the Yard manager
  • Contribute to a co-operative working environment within the company

The Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL

  • Minimum required:  Technical education or equivalent experience
  • Qualified in Welding process 135/138 MIG/MAG

DESIRABLE

  • Certificate to drive Forklift truck and/or Cherry picker
  • Experience in Welding Process 111 Electrode
  • Certificate to operate overhead crane
  • Rigging certificate
  • VCA

KNOWLEDGE

ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Knowledge of welding procedures and qualifications

DESIRABLE

  • Knowledge of reporting and quality control

EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in welding and fitting trade

DESIRABLE

  • Work experience with abnormal transport or lifting

SKILLS & ABILITIES

ESSENTIAL

  • Good Communication, Dutch and English oral skills
  • Technical understanding
  • Eye for detail

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

ESSENTIAL

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Positive attitude
  • Team player

DESIRABLE

  • Pro-active
  • Flexible

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL

  • Willing to work overtime and weekends if required

DESIRABLE

  • Driving License (BE-CE)
  • Prepared to travel

About the Company

ALE is a leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions.  Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

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