Sample Welder Job Description

Job Description

[CompanyX] is a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture––one that is built on the belief that every team member has real, personal impact on our people, our customers, and our world. We’re searching for a highly skilled welder to join our team and help strengthen this impact on a global level. In this role, you will be expected to join, fabricate, and repair metal and other weldable materials by applying appropriate welding techniques and operating various welding devices. The most ideal welders will bring technical know-how and an innovative mindset to the position in order to help drive our industry-leading solutions.

Objectives of this Role

  • Under limited supervision and minimal technical guidance, apply hand-eye coordination to achieve the desired weld
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade such as shielded metal arch and gas metal arch welding equipment
  • Actively participate in safety and health training
  • Demonstrate agility, customer focus, and stewardship
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area in compliance with corporate and OSHA standards

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures
  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements
  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with a power saw to match measurements)
  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded, and align components using calipers, rulers, and clamp pieces
  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal, or overhead)
  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps

Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED with demonstrated math and/or science ability
  • Proven experience as a welder
  • American Welding Society (AWS) certification
  • Ability to prepare, read, and interpret blueprints, reports, instructions, procedures, and guidelines
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multitask, good communications skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with MIG and TIG
  • Physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs and work in confined spaces