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Structural Welder / Fitter

Position: Structural Welder / Fitter
Employer:
City: Slaughter
State/Province: LA
Valid Until: Apr 26, 2024

STRUCTURAL WELDER/FITTER:

We are seeking a highly skilled structural welder/fitter that desires to be part of a growing company where they can demonstrate their skills, and are interested in training to learn new skills in the form of automatic welding, co-operative robotic welding, and induction heating.

In this position, you will work in a manufacturing facility to build grapples, clamshell buckets, and more that are used all over the world as a crucial link in the global supply chain on everything from loading grain in Ukraine to copper ore in Peru. You will fit and weld metal components to assemble structural forms using knowledge of welding and fitting techniques and interpret blueprints.

 

Responsibilities

  • Move and work around a fabrication shop environment while maintaining a safety focused mindset; constantly watching out for hazards to your own safety and the safety of your coworkers
  • Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and other written instructions
  • Perform simple to complex fitting assignments according to blueprints and layout specifications
  • Weld in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions
  • Utilize weld gauges to conform to the proper welding procedure per the drawing
  • Use a portable grinder when necessary
  • Perform GMAW (MIG), Flux-Core, and stick-rod welding
  • Select the proper weld wire for job at hand
  • Clean weld joint or work piece using wire brush, portable grinder, etc.
  • Pre-heat prior to welding high strength steel and verifying pre-heat with temperature sticks and/or infrared temperature guns
  • Lay-out, measure, position, align, and fit into place
  • Use jigs and fixtures
  • Move material using gantry and/or jib cranes
  • Perform general housekeeping/clean up in assigned area
  • Must follow and maintain safety standards and avoid cutting corners that may compromise safety
  • Attend and participate in safety meetings, pre-job safety briefings, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Education directly related to welding and/or fitting obtained through a trade or vocational school program 
  • AND / OR 2+ years experience operating as a structural welder/fitter or a form of apprenticeship welding training
  • Able to set up and operate MIG welding equipment
  • Proficient in oxy-fuel torch cutting
  • Proficient in arc-gouging
  • Able to read a tape measure and other measuring tools
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole and fractional measurements
  • Knowledge of all equipment and tools necessary to perform the duties required of a structural welder/fitter
  • Ability and/or willingness to learn how to operate material handling equipment including forklifts and overhead cranes
  • Must be able to perform, without assistance, the essential job requirements identified in the Functional Job Description for this position, including the ability to lift and move 50 lbs., climbing up and down ladders, bending and squatting for long periods of time, and using sledgehammers up to 20 lbs.
  • Use required personal protective equipment
  • Report unsafe conditions and/or practices and make safety suggestions
  • High school diploma/GED preferred

 

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account w/ company contributions
  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance (100% Company Paid)
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Accident insurance
  • Voluntary Cancer Insurance
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance
  • Voluntary Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability (100% Company Paid)
  • 401K w/ Company Matching (100% of first 3%, 50% of next 2% - 100% fully vested from Day 1 of participation)
  • Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Employee Referral Opportunities
  • Protective Footwear Subsidy Program
  • Company Uniforms
  • Cross training & advancement opportunities
  • Employee appreciation events

 

Pay Range:

$30-$38, depending on skill-set & experience

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