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Alamo Group Inc. Welder II in Leavenworth, Kansas

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, welds fabricated metal components on the production floor for all Henke product lines. Fabricates or repairs products according to layouts, blueprints, or work orders, using brazing and a variety of welding equipment. May lead or direct the work of others as directed

Essential Functions of the Job:

  1. Maintains welding equipment and makes adjustments on equipment to prepare it to weld different parts or subassemblies; may perform troubleshooting of welding equipment.

  2. Performs simple to advance/complex welding operations (i.e.. complex hitches and moldboards) following blueprint weld symbols with limited supervision.

  3. Moves parts and/or workpiece manually, by hoist or forklift and secures workpiece in weld fixture or table using clamps and wrenches.

  4. Maintains production quantities, efficiencies and quality on parts welded.

  5. Examines workpieces for defects and measures workpieces with straight edges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.

  6. Performs quality control inspections and cleans welded components.

  7. Prepares surfaces for welding and work with blueprints to verify the accuracy of pre-assembled metal components ready for welding.

  8. Performs quality control inspections and cleans welded components.

  9. Performs simple measurements using devices or gauges to check work.

  10. Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, cable slings, or may bolt parts in position for welding or riveting. Performs rework if necessary.

  11. Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.

  12. May research new welding techniques, procedures and equipment, and make recommendations

  13. Records work order information and inventory transactions.

  14. Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trades, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.

  15. Inspects equipment, such as hoists, forklifts, and cranes daily.

  16. May lead, train and/or direct the work of other welders as needed.

  17. May be assigned additional responsibilities as necessary to support the manufacturing and welding operations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Proficient knowledge of mig welding procedures.

Knowledge and understanding of basic procedures of voltage and amperage for given requirements.

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their applications.

Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures.

Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative conclusions or approaches to problems.

Skilled in the operation of grinders and deburring equipment.

Ability to run 1-inch fillet welds.

Ability to operate carbon arc gouging equipment.

Ability to perform standard measurements using a tape measure and other measurement devices.

Ability to weld simple to advanced assemblies with little supervision.

Able to lift and position fabricated metal parts manually, using a hoist or forklift.

Able to proficiently read and interpret blueprints with weld symbols and specifications.

Ability to effectively communicate information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates in written form or in person.

Able to work overtime and/or including weekends as production schedules dictate.

Education & Experience:

High school diploma or GED required. Welding Technology technical certificate preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of professional welding experience in a metal manufacturing production environment.

Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works in a non-climate controlled metal manufacturing production environment, with frequent standing, twisting, bending, stooping, and climbing in and around metal fabricated parts. Frequent lifting, pushing or pulling of 40 pounds alone and 100> pounds with assistance. Requires sufficient manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate production equipment. Use of vision, hearing, and verbal communication is required.

Alamo Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing (where permitted by law).