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    Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Irwin Industries is looking for pipe welders to work in our fabrication facility in Oxnard, CA. These are long-term positions, so no per-diem is offered.
    We are looking for welders that are familiar with the following processes:
    GTAW and SMAW
    Our weld test:
    2" SCH 80 Carbon coupon (6G)
    70S. root/hot
    7018 fillet and cap
    and
    6010 root/hot
    7018 fillet and cap
    Our pay range is $22.00-28.00 per hour with a full benefits package offered after a probationary period.
    For more information about Irwin Industries, please visit our website @
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    These positions are immediate hire, upon completion of passing our weld test and drug screen.
    You can also contact me directly at (310)233-3061

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Thats a S#@T wage in california and you want heliarc and stick pipe certs ta boot.. No sub oh yah sign me up oh wait a drug test too you'd have to keep me ripped all day so I wouldnt think about how bad a screwin you were giving out. I'll pass... Your website claims to be a union outfit well union wages for even labors in Cal. is over $30 hr your competing with boilermakers an pipefitters who are closer to $50 hr plus benifits that have no "probationary period" what a joke. So what unions are you signatory to. I only ask cause your website claim union representation.

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    they probably want you there on your own dime too....those rates are crap Boilermaker union rate is 43+ an hr in ca plus benefits,pension and annuity for field construction.if you are talking shop rates i cant comment on those but the pay is low and it would be real hard to get by out there making so little money.
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    on some perspective from a non welding view, if you make 30+ an hour doing temp gigs and short term, with any job there is usually a lower pay scale for long term jobs, my wife was is in the medical field and when she was local long term it was about 50K ish a year, going on the road she could make as much as 70+K on 6 month contracts. the way the company looks at it is your taking a pay cut because you know the next one should be there.
    I'm not saying your wrong about it being low pay, but as a percentage its right on with other fields in other areas, not trying to argue, just sharing an outside perspective. I dont really know what it takes to live in that area, but this sounds like a gig for someone who wants to be home every night/daily, and is willing to sacrifice some cash to get it.
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    I am sure union rates are 43+ an hour. How many union jobs are there right now? I have hired more than one local union guy, cause the hall just doesn't have the work.
    The pay isn't huge, but the work is steady, and I am at the top of what merit shops pay in the Oxnard/Ventura area.
    The full benefits doesn't hurt either. Guess how many local shops are offering benefits right now?

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    When your hungry they take advantage! If they don't get any hungry men they will raise the mpay til they get the skilled people they need to make money! Unskilled labor gets that kind of money!
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Well, I will not come and post anymore job offers! You guys need to get a grip on the reality of the situation. What do you think my bill rate is? $100/hour? Customers are not paying the way they used to!

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Schwartz,
    Don't worry about the union pushers. There are a very select few union guys who are in great positions. They like to take obamas approach and tell you something a zillion times and eventually ayou have to believe it.
    Obviously they haven't been invaded by the south of the border labor that will drive their wages down. That wage listed would be pretty nice pay here in Texas, benefits or not.
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    I'm with Rob. Thanks for posting the job. Here in Texas that's a decent wage. And I'd hate to see this place become a hostile environment for job listing. A job like this might just be the stepping stone to helping somebody get to where they're going.

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Stupid union **********s trying to make twice what everyone else makes cause deep down they are socialist **********s. Take what you can get. I get 28.00 an hour hauling oil in the worst weather conditions outside of alaska, and am damn pround of my wage. I also don't get a pension, insurance, sick pay, vagina pay, ect like those leeches up above me. I'd keep posting jobs if ya have them, as there are people about to loose everything, and if you can feed your family and pay your bill thats all that matters right now.

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    jfive I hope you like driving trucks for a living cause with no pension your gonna do it till your gone. I maybe a union ******** but I earn every cent I'm paid I will retire comfortably at 55 and you can lick my nuts you rat bastard

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Wish this were somewhere in Cali I wanted to live. If you guys think the pay is low on this one, try looking on craigslist in the same part of cali. When I was seriously looking to relocate out there, there were guys looking to pay 10 an hour for ornamental work, 12 if you supplied your own welder.

    I won't work in a union shop again. Nothing against unions, but I like my shop to be able to fire guys that aren't producing instead of being stuck with them because they have seniority.

    What I do get tired of are the jerks on both side of the fence sniping back and forth

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by boilermonkey View Post
    jfive I hope you like driving trucks for a living cause with no pension your gonna do it till your gone. I maybe a union ******** but I earn every cent I'm paid I will retire comfortably at 55 and you can lick my nuts you rat bastard
    Wow I think you held back there a little.


    I'm a Boilermaker with Local 104. I would love to travel to So Cal to work. I used to live in Irvine and Beverly Hills.
    I just passed my first pipe test today for Navy Certifications.

    I dont have enough certs for this job but plz keep posting. There are plenty of guys out there that would be very happy with these wages. I know cause I work with about 50 of them every day. They all traveled from the south to make exactly what you offered and they do have all these certs. From what I heard the pay down in the south tops out around $22-$24 an hour. They say work is slow and not great places to work for.
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    If you cant work you cant stay. Unions dont protect from getting fired thats another antiunion line of crap. I have fired plenty of lazy culls they are usually just some book buying fence jumpers. If you want the friggen job take the test go to work. If your not good enough to pass the test than its probably more money than your worth. Just sayin

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by JSchwartz View Post
    Well, I will not come and post anymore job offers! You guys need to get a grip on the reality of the situation. What do you think my bill rate is? $100/hour? Customers are not paying the way they used to!
    Well thanks for posting anyway. There a lot of people hurting down here and your offer is quite appreciated.
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    I aint busting anyones balls! Just saying the truth is UNSKILLED LABOR gets that kind of money in that area of CA! If you have the skills they want then they should pay you a fair wage so that you could afford to live in that area of the country! If you made that money in TX or MT then hey you'd be rich! My wife is unskilled labor here in northern CA she makes more than that, but without my income we could not afford to live here, where we were born and raised! If you got no job then you will take what you can get, fnn mc'donalds if your hungry enough but then you will want to move up next chance you get! Median price for a single family house here is still $500k + down from $700k+
    Bet you can by a lot of house in TX or MT for that kinda dough!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by houseoffire View Post
    I aint busting anyones balls! Just saying the truth is UNSKILLED LABOR gets that kind of money in that area of CA! If you have the skills they want then they should pay you a fair wage so that you could afford to live in that area of the country! If you made that money in TX or MT then hey you'd be rich! My wife is unskilled labor here in northern CA she makes more than that, but without my income we could not afford to live here, where we were born and raised! If you got no job then you will take what you can get, fnn mc'donalds if your hungry enough but then you will want to move up next chance you get! Median price for a single family house here is still $500k + down from $700k+
    Bet you can by a lot of house in TX or MT for that kinda dough!!!!
    It is a different world in Southern Cal. Unemployment is among the highest in the country. There is a glut of foreclosed and unsold homes in the area.

    Unskilled labor makes minimum wage and still has the means to rent housing and put food on the table. Oxnard has a huge agriculture industry as well as manufacturing.

    Oxnard ain't Beverly Hills.
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    A quick search on the internet and I found houses for 250k and under. With the super low morgage rates you could afford to live there on one persons 22-28 per hour. Times are tough. Everyone can't make inflated union wages. I have worked on jobs with unioned employees, and they don't work any harder or any better than non union workers. Only differance is they are making twice as much for half as long, and the rest of us wonder why the hell we are bailing out dodge, chevy, and other union companys that can't afford to keep the doors open due to unions.

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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by jfive View Post
    A quick search on the internet and I found houses for 250k and under. With the super low morgage rates you could afford to live there on one persons 22-28 per hour. Times are tough. Everyone can't make inflated union wages. I have worked on jobs with unioned employees, and they don't work any harder or any better than non union workers. Only differance is they are making twice as much for half as long, and the rest of us wonder why the hell we are bailing out dodge, chevy, and other union companys that can't afford to keep the doors open due to unions.
    I'm not even talking union wages just average worker here! My daughter is union electrician, after 5 yrs she makes $45 an hour 35 hour week! She aint complaining!
    You aren't looking in a livable neighborhood for that kinda money around here!!! http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/94...market-trends/ Well they fell some more since I last looked! Nothing close to the 250K you stated!!!
    You might and I mean might find a pile of sh-t in the ghetto for that but I don't think you want your wife and kid living there! What can you get in MT for 250K ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    It is a different world in Southern Cal. Unemployment is among the highest in the country. There is a glut of foreclosed and unsold homes in the area.

    Unskilled labor makes minimum wage and still has the means to rent housing and put food on the table. Oxnard has a huge agriculture industry as well as manufacturing.

    Oxnard ain't Beverly Hills.
    If it's that bad in the area maybe he's in the ball park, like I said if your hungry you'll work where you can until you can better yourself! It seem's they are asking for a very qualified welder for little $. Are you guy's dealing with illegal workers cutting the pay scale in the area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by houseoffire View Post
    Are you guy's dealing with illegal workers cutting the pay scale in the area?
    No, a lot of the illegals went home. There isn't much work around here except farm labor. Even the Home Depot day laborers come and go. The rate for these guys is either $10 and hour or $80 a day cash.

    The last pipefitter that came in and applied said he would work for $15 an hour. But I could not hire him because he could not tig alum. His union said he is like 150 on the work list. Too bad, he seemed like a nice guy but he wanted to work close to his wife and kids. His 99 weeks of unemployment ran out end of last year.
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    It is not a bad wage, especially considering the full benefit package. Yes the cost of buying a house is high, especially in Long Beach (or any city with Beach in its name), but you don't have to buy a house, rent is reasonable right now there. As far as driving a truck until you die, it is not the way tat you do it. It seems the guys that are loud mouth union boys want somebody else to take care of them when they retire, and may get a shock after they retire and find out that the union then took all 'their' money and left town, or whatever else happens. The weld rig guy are making more money because they are supplying their own tools and truck as well. They also might not be working next week, for a week, or a month, or more. Depends on where they are on the union book, and who is managing the book . Also, being on the road welding year after year is a tough way o raise a family. After I came home from working a tough job and my daughter didn't know who I was I decided it was time for a change.
    Back to the job offer, it is not a bad wage, if it is not for you, then don't apply. I had been looking for someone to assist me in my shop (just me up to this point). I called a friend of a friend, who is an out of work union welder. I told him what I was looking for and what I could pay. His response was, 'I am a Union Welder, I make $65 an hour'. I told him he could go make it in his own shop, because mine certainly couldn't afford him. He is still out of work. Maybe when he looses his house that union crap will go with it and he can go back to work for a reasonable wage.

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    You can thank us loud mouth union boys for a 40 hr work week and unemployment benifits. I pay into my pension every hr. I work, its insured, its mine, I earned it and no one is taking care of me at retirement, unless I hire them too. You can work till your broke you friggen scab then you can go open doors at wallmart I'm sure you know where that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    It is not a bad wage, especially considering the full benefit package. Yes the cost of buying a house is high, especially in Long Beach (or any city with Beach in its name), but you don't have to buy a house, rent is reasonable right now there. As far as driving a truck until you die, it is not the way tat you do it. It seems the guys that are loud mouth union boys want somebody else to take care of them when they retire, and may get a shock after they retire and find out that the union then took all 'their' money and left town, or whatever else happens. The weld rig guy are making more money because they are supplying their own tools and truck as well. They also might not be working next week, for a week, or a month, or more. Depends on where they are on the union book, and who is managing the book . Also, being on the road welding year after year is a tough way o raise a family. After I came home from working a tough job and my daughter didn't know who I was I decided it was time for a change.
    Back to the job offer, it is not a bad wage, if it is not for you, then don't apply. I had been looking for someone to assist me in my shop (just me up to this point). I called a friend of a friend, who is an out of work union welder. I told him what I was looking for and what I could pay. His response was, 'I am a Union Welder, I make $65 an hour'. I told him he could go make it in his own shop, because mine certainly couldn't afford him. He is still out of work. Maybe when he looses his house that union crap will go with it and he can go back to work for a reasonable wage.
    You should do a little more research about union vs non-union and see who most likely looses their pension through theft first.
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    Re: Looking for Pipe welders in Oxnard, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by JSchwartz View Post
    I am sure union rates are 43+ an hour. How many union jobs are there right now? I have hired more than one local union guy, cause the hall just doesn't have the work.
    The pay isn't huge, but the work is steady, and I am at the top of what merit shops pay in the Oxnard/Ventura area.
    The full benefits doesn't hurt either. Guess how many local shops are offering benefits right now?
    What is your definition of full benefits ?
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