Welder I

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Performs entry-level metal welding skills requiring normal technical know-how, dexterity, and experience by using a manual hand-held welding gun, powered by an electric generator or rectifier type machine.


  1. Produces welded components by following established procedures, using short arc and spray transfer on designated weld fixtures to meet production requirements.
  2. Hangs processed components on a monorail or places them in a skid/pallet in accordance with established procedures for further processing. Moves materials into and away form weld fixtures both manually and with use of a bridge-crane.
  3. Follows established procedures and engineering drawings/blueprints to meet engineering specifications.
  4. Prepares and maintains the welding machine for production without assistance by following operator’s manual and verbal instructions to obtain acceptable welds; adjusting controls as necessary; assists with Robot welder operations.
  5. Maintains specifications by observing operations; detecting malfunctions; and inspecting processed parts.
  6. Resolves production problems by working as a team player with leadmen and supervisors.
  7. Ensures operation of equipment by performing routine maintenance; following machine manufacturers’ instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions and reporting all discrepancies and malfunctions to supervisor immediately.
  8. Documents work activities by using time sheets and work orders records per established procedures.
  9. Contributes to a team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Produces goods of high quality in a timely manner and to the best of his/her ability.
  10. Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.


Serves in other job capacities, labor pool or where qualified on a short-term basis.

  • Vocational school training or equivalent on the job training to qualify
  • A welding test will be given prior to award of the job to qualify any applicant
  • Holder of this job must pass designated welding certification test in the flat position within six (6) months of the job award date

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Note: The above description reflects the general details of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Advancement to Welder II is dependent upon time and ability development.