Construction Welder and/or Pile Driver

  • Florida's Turnpike, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Schnabel was founded in 1959 in Washington D.C. by Harry V. Schnabel Jr.

His commitment to innovation and operational efficiency was driven by an intuitive understanding of what clients valued most — getting out of the ground to street level as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible.

Over 60 years later, and now with a national footprint, Schnabel still prioritizes innovation and operational efficiency as a proven pathway to success.


Job Description

Pile drivers install piling, for excavation support. Main skills required include welding and cutting/burning with oxygen and acetylene torch. Other typical pile driving activities associated with sheeting and shoring include but are not limited to stud weld for lagging or cutting of boards with chainsaw for lagging or underpinning.

Pile drivers usually work eight-hour days; however, overtime may be necessary on Saturdays or night shifts. Workers may be asked to travel. When that happens, Pile Drivers are compensated with shift pay and travel allowances. Minimum Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required includes hard hats, gloves, eye protection and steel-toed boots. Pile Drivers work with a variety of hand and portable power tools, and frequently cut, join and fasten metal construction materials using welding equipment and oxy-acetylene torches.

Job Responsibilities

  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials (signaling)
  • Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones (roadway flagging)
  • Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications (rigging)
  • Drilling and setting of pile with use of caisson or other type drill rig
  • Lubricate, clean, or repair machinery, equipment, or tools (maintenance)
  • Welding of Connections (safety railing, tiebacks, internal bracing, etc.)
  • Shooting Grades and/or layout of work
  • Chainsaw use and maintenance (for lagging or underpinning)



  • Be able to pass drug and alcohol screening
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess valid driver's license or other accepted legal ID
  • Union affiliation or willingness to take the necessary steps to join the union

Skills, Abilities and Behaviors

  • Reliable
  • Able to read and write
  • Willing to travel
  • Safety conscious (comply with proper safety procedures)
  • Construction background preferred
  • The ability to take direction and work together with others
  • Preference given for experience with forklift, small earth moving equipment such as mini excavator, or skid steer loaders

Physical Demands

Ability to climb, kneel, stoop, crouch, balance, squat and tolerate heights without fear due to nature of job typically outside with often uneven and/or muddy ground; Must have the ability to exert heavy physical effort, handling average weight objects up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment

Work in levels of noise, dust, moisture and temperatures normally found on construction sites; Work in confined space (if hired to dig an underpinning pit)

Additional Information

Schnabel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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