Welder

Position Title: Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Welder

Department: Shop

Location: Winterset, IA

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

We are looking for a skilled Welder to cut and join metals and other materials at our facility. You will operate appropriate equipment to put together mechanical structures or parts with a great deal of precision. Your job is important as it provides the foundation for strong infrastructure. A welder must be competent in using potentially dangerous equipment following all safety precautions. The ideal candidate will also have a steady hand and great attention to detail. Knowledge of different kinds of metal and their properties is essential.

WHY GRIP-TITE MANUFACTURING CO.?

Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. offers a flexible environment, competitive benefits, and a culture that promotes growth, along with celebrating success. Here at Grip-Tite we realize that our greatest asset remains our employees, and we are committed to developing and promoting our talented individuals to support our future leadership needs.

FOCUS:

  • Test and inspect all welds on material being worked on
  • Assesses equipment, structures, materials, and job specifications for appropriate welding positions and methods
  • Monitors equipment for appropriate usage and temperature
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of universal standards and specifications in order to meet building codes and legal requirements
  • Develops working knowledge of dozens of methods used for welding a variety of materials and components. Stick and MIG are important.
  • Operates specialized machinery for industrial welding or supervises robots that do the same
  • Trims metal components using heat, fire, and electricity
  • Monitors work environment for hazards and maintains healthy ventilation levels to avoid particle or gas inhalation
  • Follows safety protocol, including wearing heat-resistant gloves, protective masks, and safety shoes
  • Works in the construction or manufacturing industries

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven experience as welder
  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA etc.)
  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)
  • Deftness and attention to detail
  • Communication and Attention to detail
  • Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) will be a plus

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma
  • Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) will be a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching all day with the ability to be mobile throughout required work areas. The employee may frequently lift and/or move items up to 75 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Uphold the Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Core Values
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Organized
  • Must be able to handle deadlines.
  • Manufacturing Facility see job analysis (Loud, Noisy, Dirty)

COMPENSATION:

  • Competitive Hourly Pay - $16.00 to $25.00 an hour (BOE)
  • Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm (2 paid 15 min breaks)
  • Overtime may be required
  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company match
  • Energetic and transparent work environment and great company culture. Driven, motivated, and talented support team.
  • Ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING:

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review. Grip-Tite Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.







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