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Do You Have What it Takes?

There are more professional football players in Wisconsin than professional pipeline welders. If you want to join a group of elite welders, read what it takes to be a pro. 

Local 601 Pipeline Welder Helper Wage


+Family Health Coverage
+Pension & Retirement
+Education & Training

We're looking for people who are:

paid on the job training

Quick to Learn

You'll learn on the job instead of paying to learn in college. Forget lectures, homework, and exams, you'll have mentorship and practice. Pros listen well, learn quickly and take ownership of their education.

tough working conditions

Tough As Nails

 This is no cushy desk job. On this work site you'll face extreme weather (hot and cold), tight spaces, and mud. Lots of mud. You might weld standing in water or practically upside-down. Pros take all working conditions in stride. 

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Reliable as Sunrise

Do you stick to what you say? Do you have showing-up skills? This team simply can't take the field if they're a man down. Only those that can be counted on count. Pros keep their word and their schedule.


Uncommonly Flexible

Same old, same old is lame. Worksites, tasks, and schedules can cycle quickly on this job. Your coworkers could change daily. Can you keep up? Pros thrive with variety. 

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Drug Free 

When your community's safety is at stake, you can't let anything interfere. This job requires a clean D.O.T.-compliant drug test. Pros don't let anything obstruct a job well done.


Markedly Driven

Is "above and beyond" your baseline? Do people describe you using words like "initiative", "ambition" and "drive"? Pros are self-motivated whether working on-site or learning about the job. 

Hear from Professionals:

Mentorship in Action

"The pipeline industry is a little bit different than our standard building trades apprenticeships. Everyone starts out as a welder’s helper. We’ll work with them and teach them on the job."

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Do you have what it takes?

18+ years old

High school degree or equivalent (G.E.D.)

Valid driver's license

Clear drug test