Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $18 - $25 per hour
  • Experience Level Entry Level

Job Scope:

Lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms using knowledge of welding techniques and metallurgy.  Ability to read engineer specifications and blueprints is essential in this step of the manufacturing process.  Must work closely with other welders on certain projects.

Essential Duties:

  • Weld and custom fabricate metal parts as specified
  • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations
  • Lays out, positions, and secures parts and assemblies according to specifications
  • Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
  • Tack welds and square welds
  • Use of grinders, tape measures, and combination squares
  • Operation of overhead cranes and forklifts
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications
  • Chips or grinds off excess weld, slag, or spatter
  • Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using tape measure or other precision measuring instruments

Secondary Duties:

  • Maintain an overall safe work environment
  • Keep work area clean
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of fractions and decimals
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Display attention to detail
  • Ability to take precise and accurate measurements

Education Requirements:

High school diploma, GED, or equal years of experience

Experience Requirements:

No experience required

Physical Requirements:

Individual must be prepared for:

Reaching – 50% of shift

Bending – 20% of shift

Pushing – 25% of shift

Pulling – 25% of shift

Climbing – 35% of shift

Sitting – 5% of shift

Overhead work – 60% of shift

Standing – 95% of shift

Walking – 95% of shift

Lifting up to 50 pounds – 20% of shift

Employee must perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  The company will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made the company aware of his or her disability, provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on the company.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to two weeks at a time
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical

Work Environment:

Work takes place in a climate controlled shop.  Work is in a loud environment.  Individual must be prepared to work in hot or cold temperatures.  Individual may be exposed to fumes or chemicals.  Personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and steel toe boots, are required on the shop floor.

Career Ladder:

This position could lead to advancement into a “Lead Welder” position.

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