Title:  Welding Specialist

Job Req ID:  6483

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking an experienced Welding Specialist Engineer to join our Global Manufacturing Excellence Team within our Global Manufacturing Support Department (GMSD).

GMSD is a multi-disciplinary organization with interface to technical, and in some cases business, support requirements of Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation Admin Area and Saudi Aramco Affiliates. Its function caters mainly to the technical needs of Global Manufacturing, operating facilities management, and driving the performances of operating facilities in executing corporate programs and initiatives towards operational excellence and value creation.

Your primary role will be to provide technical welding expertise and solutions to materials and welding issues in the refining, NGLF, and petrochemical plants.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Provide welding technical support during regular operation and turnarounds through troubleshooting of welding related problems.

Review welding procedures to ensure the correct welding parameters and testing are specified (ex. Voltage, amperage, heat input, metallographic examinations, and other testing as applicable).

Analyze the engineering design packages for welding requirements.
Utilize welding experience in order to improve the welding repair procedures proposed by facilities.

Manage and specify requirements for welder procedure qualifications.

Qualify new welding procedures to help with repairs if required.

Implement best-in-class solutions pertaining to welding activities, as foreseen by international standards and other internal company standards.
Propose ideas, or technological improvement, or maintenance strategies implementation, in order to support the company vision of continuous improvement throughout collaboration and people conversation.

Minimum Requirements

You must hold a Bachelor degree in Welding, Metallurgical or Mechanical engineering. Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng) is preferred.

You should have a minimum of 15 years experience in the materials and welding engineering discipline.

Thorough knowledge of welding and metallurgical requirements for different materials including carbon and low alloy steels, stainless steels, duplex, nickel alloys, aluminum, etc is essential.

Extensive experience in welding codes and standards, including ASME VIII, ASME IX, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8API 1104, API 577, API 582, etc is a requirement.

Excellent knowledge of basic and advanced NDE techniques.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA