Welder-1st Shift
Job Type

Basic Function: Sets-up and operates mig welding equipment on mild steel, aluminum and stainless according to work orders and verbal instructions.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Reviews work orders and parts from Department Supervisor.
  2. Works from blueprints. Performs weld techniques per required material and weldment.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in mig welding. Determines type of weld wire to use. Sets-up weld equipment per material type listed on work order. Welds part per work order and blue prints.
  4. Occasional Tig welding is needed.
  5. Positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding.
  6. Use basic power hand tools and grinders to clean up weld work e.g. de-burring, clean weld splatter.
  7. Completes the Weld Quality Check list as required.
  8. Supports the Hartzell Culture initiatives and displays and portrays the Hartzell Values.
  9. Supports the company’s lean initiatives and assists in Lean projects as required.
  10. Follows all safety practices and rules. Maintains clean and safe working environment in line with company policies.
  11. Supports other departments or completes other duties as necessary. 


Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • A welding certification or several years of experience is strongly recommended.
  • Previous experience with mig weld procedures is required.. 
  • Tig welding a plus but not required.
  • Previous experience with mild steel, stainless steel and Aluminum is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience with hand held grinders, drills, hammer, cutting torch, plasma cutting torch, seam welder, flange punch, drill press is strongly desired.
  • Previous application of lean manufacturing and structured problem solving tools is a plus. 
  • Good understanding of blue print reading and excellent math skills.
  • Must be able to read squares, protractors, and measuring tapes.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Lifts frequently (50% of normal work day) material weighing 5 – 25 lbs. Occasionally lifts (15% of normal work day) material weighing 25 – 60 lbs. Lifting generally from floor level to waist level. Wears welding helmet weighing up to 2 lbs. 80 - 85% of work day.
  • Must be capable of close, distant, and color vision and have good depth perception.
  • Must reach, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
  • Be able to read part numbers and directions provided on a worksheet.
  • Must be reliable and willing to work overtime when required.