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General Helper


The jobsite located in Killdeer, ND has an opening for a General Helper. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

Some core responsibilities for a general helper include:

  • Assisting pipefitter with setting, assembling, and installing pipe.
  • Possess knowledge of pipe fittings, bolts, valves, etc, as required.
  • Locate and mark bending and cutting lines of the metal.
  • Prepare pipe and fittings for hoisting and rigging
  • Holewatch and firewatch duties
  • Being familiar with different types of metals
  • General housekeeping
  • Move materials
  • Shoveling dirt, compacting dirt, breaking or chipping concrete
  • Removing concrete forms
  • Assist craft workers by carrying tools and moving materials to work areas
  • Be able to use the following tools: jack hammers, dirt compactors, dirt shovels, chipping guns/hammers, framing hammers, and crow bars
  • All other duties as required

We expect all field employees to:

  • Actively participate in a strong safety culture
  • Recognize safety hazards and risks
  • Participate in onsite safety meetings
  • Follow OPD and client safety policies and procedures
  • Be aware of changing conditions on an active jobsite
  • Be on time to the jobsite each day ready for work
  • Display a positive attitude and be able to work in a team environment

Some physical demands of being a general helper include:

  • Capable of working in outdoor weather and environmental conditions including extreme heat and humidity, extreme cold, and high elevations.
  • Lifting and carrying awkward objects up to 60 lbs
  • Standing for extended periods of time up to 11 hours per day. Breaks are given in 2.5 hour intervals
  • Moving the entire body. Considerable use of arms, legs, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, crawling, twisting, reaching, and bending on a regular basis. 
  • Must be able to work on elevated platforms and maintain balance when stepping on narrow platforms such as beams and pipes. Must be able to perform these activities while wearing an approved full-body harness and lanyard.
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination
  • Use hands to handle, control, and feel objects and/or tools.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • At least 6 months of industrial experience
  • Travel is a must with extended periods away from home in remote areas at times.
  • Must be willing and able to work shifts up to 12 hours per day and 7 days per week
  • Must be willing and able to work in extreme weather including heat, humidity, and cold
  • Must be willing and able to work on scaffolds and at high elevations
  • Must be willing and able to meet all basic physical requirements.
  • Must be willing and able to attend mandatory safety meetings.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Previous oil and gas construction experience
  • Basic knowledge of tools and crafts
  • Solid knowledge of MBM

Optimized Process Designs, LLC (OPD) is an engineering/construction company headquartered in Katy, TX with an expertise in the natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petrochemical industries. OPD is part of the larger Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) organization which provides a variety of capabilities across many industries. Originally incorporated in 1980, OPD has developed a strong reputation for honesty, integrity, and ability to successfully execute projects. OPD has a key advantage in being able to supply construction services as well as engineering/procurement. This enables clients to have a ''one stop shop'' for the overall project, providing increased efficiency and avoiding potential interface problems. OPD's industry experience, flexibility, and personal attention have made us a preferred partner to our customers and our tight knit, highly productive, team atmosphere makes OPD a great place to work.

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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