Welder, Marine Construction (Lexington, KY)

Welder - Marine Construction


Are you someone who thrives in a hands-on environment, enjoys working outdoors, and takes pride in what they build? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join us at Marine Solutions as a Field Technician.

Marine Solutions is a specialized marine engineering and construction firm serving clients in the government (federal, state, local), transportation, energy, industrial, water, and commercial markets. We inspect, design, and build bridges and waterfront infrastructure worldwide that protect and enrich our communities.

Our recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for seven consecutive years reflects our unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering our people. We prioritize personal and professional development, providing opportunities for continuous learning and growth. Collaboration and open communication are at the core of our culture, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual’s voice is valued. Investing in our employees not only enhances their potential but also contributes to our collective success.


We are seeking a skilled construction worker/welder to join our team in performing various aspects of marine construction projects. The ideal candidate will be proficient in welding, fabrication, concrete forming/finishing, and other construction methods. The work will primarily take place on or around water, requiring the ability to work from various platforms such as barges, vessels, and push boats. Flexibility and willingness to travel to project locations throughout the continental United States are essential.


  • Read shop and/or construction drawings to plan layout and execute procedures.
  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements.
  • Set up components for welding according to specifications.
  • Perform several types of rigging, crane utilization, and other heavy equipment on a regular basis.
  • Perform new construction, rehabilitation, repairs, and maintenance for existing clients with marine structures.
  • Assist with diving operations on various projects.
  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (FCAW, GMAW, SMAW) on various metals and positions.
  • Experience in using electrical/manual tools required for fabrication.
  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves, PAPR, etc.)


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in the English language.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Work hard, remain motivated, and be a self-starter.
  • Flexibility to adapt to varying project schedules and durations, which may require extended stays away from home.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • AWS Professional Certification.
  • 0-3 years of experience in construction and/or welding.


  • Valid Driver's License


  • 1 year of marine construction or similar type work
  • AWS D1.1 Certification



The duties of this position require the employee to regularly sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. This position may require the employee to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While in the field, the employee may be required to walk in rugged conditions, work in adverse weather conditions, and stand up to eight hours or more at a time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the required duties of this position.

This position requires maintaining current industry knowledge and expertise through active involvement in professional organizations and/or other activities that may require additional and/or flexible working hours. The ability and availability to readily work overtime and perform duties outside of normal working hours may be required to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.

Employee safety and security are critical parts of our company core values. Accountability, positive attitude, proactive communication, continuous improvement, and teamwork promote safe conditions and safe actions. Safety, Health, and Environment are part of our company culture, and adherence and participation are required for all employees.


  • 401(k) Matching
  • ESOP
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance


All applicants must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen as well as random drug screens throughout employment.


Marine Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factor protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Lexington

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