Loenbro Inc. Welder Helper in Great Falls, Montana

Located in Great Falls, MT welders will work on layout, fabrication, installation, and repair of mechanical components in industrial equipment while working toward becoming certified pipe welder.

For more information about Loenbro – please visit the loenbro.com

Job Description:

  • Performs any combination of following duties to assist workers in welding, brazing, and thermal and arc cutting activities: Moves workpieces, tools, and supplies, manually or by handtruck.

  • Lifts, moves and holds, or clamps workpieces to table, into jigs, or into position as directed, manually or by using hoist, pry bars, wrenches, hammer, and wedges.

  • Cleans workpieces to remove impurities, such as slag, rust, and grease, using wire brush, portable grinder, hand scraper, or chemical solutions.

  • Connects hoses from hand torch to oxygen and fuel gas cylinders or connects cables from power source to electrode holder and workpiece or fixture.

  • Removes, tags or marks, and moves finished work.

  • May attach grappling equipment to objects preparatory to movement

  • Perform all other job duties as assigned


  • Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent.

  • College/Trade School Certificate or Degree preferred

  • Any welding experience, from flat iron to pipe welding.

  • Experience in oilfield and/or refinery environment.

  • May be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty

  • Ability to communicate orally with co-workers

  • Regular use of a variety of both hand-held and motorized tools and machinery is essential.

  • Good manual dexterity for the use of common tools and scaffolding is required.

  • Current/valid drivers license

  • Must pass pre-employment alcohol and drug test, as well as background screening

Potential Hazards:

Outside the majority of the time

Potential exposure to extreme cold and hot temperatures

Manufacturing, pipeline, and refining environment

Fit and move in confined spaces including tanks and vessels

Limited working surfaces

The use of X-ray machines

Exposure to noise above 85 decibels and intense odors

Exposure to areas with limited visibility

Essential Requirements:

Climbing up and down stairs and ladders to both get in and out of trenches and up to elevated platforms (scaffolding at significant heights)

Lifting necessary equipment and materials 1-50 pounds, 50% of the time on a monthly basis for required tasks

Potential or Periodic amounts of time for the following:

Walking on uneven terrain, with an average of 2 miles per day


Sit, stoop, crawl, and kneel

Use of respirator if position requires

Driving if required to travel

If driving is required, valid driver license and proof of insurability is required. All drivers are subject to a DMV background records search.