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Sample welder job description

[Company X] is a family-owned and -operated company that has an unmatched culture built on the belief that every team member has measurable impact on our business and customers. We’re searching for a highly skilled welder to join our team and contribute to the company’s growth and success. In this role, the welder will be expected to join, fabricate, and repair metal and other weldable materials by applying appropriate techniques and using various welding devices. The ideal candidate will bring technical know-how and an innovative mindset to the role and help drive our industry-leading solutions.

Objectives of this role

  • Use hand–eye coordination, with limited supervision and minimal technical guidance, to achieve a desired weld
  • Set up and operate hand and power tools common to the trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment
  • Participate in ongoing safety and health training
  • Demonstrate agility, customer focus, and stewardship
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area in compliance with company standards and regulatory requirements


  • Examine blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements for layouts and procedures
  • Determine appropriate welding equipment or method based on project requirements
  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (ex: cut material with power saw to match measurements)
  • Operate angle grinder to prepare parts that must be welded, and align components using calipers, rulers, and clamp pieces
  • Weld components using manual or semiautomatic equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal, overhead)
  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps

Required skills and qualifications

  • Ability to prepare, read, and interpret blueprints, reports, instructions, procedures, and guidelines
  • Proven success as a welder
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Good communication skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent, with demonstrated knowledge of math and/or science

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Professional certification, such as AWS (American Welding Society)
  • Experience with MIG and TIG welding
  • Ability to lift 50 or more pounds and work in confined spaces