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For over 45 years Midwest Precision has been providing quality sheet metal fabrications to a variety of industries. Our continued success depends on our employees and their families. Manufacturing is an ever-evolving industry requiring new and innovative approaches to make the products that move our goods, create energy for our homes, maintain our health, and generally improve our lives. To do this, Midwest Precision has made a commitment to invest in our employees with training and tools required to keep us competitive in the regional and world markets. Quality team members make quality products. Available team member opportunities are listed below.
Full-time · $15 – $17 / hour
Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications
REPORTS TO: Line Manager
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Welders fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment using welders, cutters, shapers and measuring tools. Welders produce metal products according to customer or employer specifications. They use multiple welding machines to repair and maintain metal equipment and structures of various sizes. Welders read and interpret diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes for projects.
Welders set up, operate and maintain welding equipment. They understand and implement personal and company safety measures by wearing specialized goggles, helmets and gloves. Communication skills are essential to work with team members and converse with customers and clients.
- Working knowledge of use of tape measure
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time
- Ability to lift and/or maneuver significant weight
- Under limited supervision, weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions, using safe work habits.
- Record operational data
- Maintain work inventory and weld equipment
- Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.
- Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors.
- Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, and plasma arc.
- Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
- Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment, grinders, etc.
- Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers for optimal positions for welding
- Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
- Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
- Connect and turn regulator valves on cutting torch to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained.
- Weld separately or in combination, steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys.
- Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
- Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
- Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter.
- Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
- Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, or portable grinders.
- Repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torches, straightening presses, and hand tools
- Maintain a safe, clean, positive work environment always
SKILLS AND EXPECTATIONS
- In order to fulfill the obligations and objectives of this position, employees must be able to carry out activities such as, but not limited to, the following:
- multi-task and stay well organized
- maintain timely, detail-oriented completion of projects while working with short deadlines
- basic arithmetical operations & familiarization with hand tools
- use and operation of all kinds of tools and possess an aptitude for mechanics; those interested in becoming a welder/fabricator will spend many years training with required equipment
- show continual improvement by participating in educational opportunities, including both personal and professional development