Applies advanced skills, experience and judgement to perform a variety of complex welding activities, some of which are frequently non-routine, to join, surface, fabricate or repair parts of metal or other weldable materials, as specified by work orders, blueprints, sketches or charts. Works within established safety, quality and operating procedures, but generally with minimal supervision. Embraces the Lean Enterprise strategy and adheres to all safety policies.
Uses hand and power tools to grind, sand, polish or cut any stainless steel weldments or sub-assemblies.Practices good housekeeping procedures within weld shop and work areas.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
High School Diploma or GED. Associates degree preferred.
Ability to read and understand English such as safety and operational procedures, blueprints, machining and fabrication drawings, and bills of materials.
Ability to understand written descriptions on work orders and be able to perform math problems related to the work. Training at a Trade School or Apprentice Program is desirable. Welding certification preferred.
Thorough working knowledge of orbital welding.
Demonstrated ability to successfully weld with TIG and MIG in a sanitary environment within established safety, production and quality requirements. Capable of purge welding tubing or piping.
Ability to efficiently use measuring instruments such as measuring tape, calipers, protractor, machinist scales, height gauges, etc. to verify and inspect own work.
Ability to independently fabricate more complex fixtures and parts from verbal / written directions.
Ability to cut, bend, and notch tubing.
Ability to operate material handling equipment, hand and power tools and to perform manual tasks such as grinding, sanding, polishing, plasma cutting.
Ability to perform quality welds within established safety, production and quality standards is more important than time in job, but at least five years’ experience working with both TIG and MIG is generally required.
Welding in the Food or dairy industry is strongly desired.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Work Environment: Spends majority of time in a manufacturing environment. Exposure to possible shop hazards including: welding fumes, heat, flash burns, skin burns, high noise level, eye injuries (from welding arc and grinders) and working in confined space wearing respiratory equipment.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job is regularly required to stand, walk and bend. Uses hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.