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GENERAL SUMMARY: A worker who welds together heavy structural metal components as specified by blueprints, work orders, or oral instructions under direct supervision.


·       High school diploma/GED equivalent

·       Valid driver’s license

·       Written and verbal communication skills

·       Knowledge of basic shop mathematics

·       Experience in heavy structural fabrication

·       Ability to read and understand blueprints, shop drawings and welding symbols

·       Proficient in effective operation of welding equipment

·       1-2 years welding experience with some flux core welding (FCAW)

·       Must pass welding test as part of the application process


·       Perform welding tasks as directed under the direction of the immediate supervisor.

·       Identify and adhere to the appropriate Weld Procedure for the task at hand.

·       Provide quality welds that meet specifications and approval of the Quality Control Inspector and Production Manager.  This includes, but is not limited to, proper weld size, weld profile, cleaning, preheating, ect.

·       Complete any relevant specific job duties as required by immediate supervision

·       Confirm temporary bracing is installed as needed to avoid distortion and remove bracing when complete.

·       Operate punches, grinders, drills, saws, oxy-fuel torches, plasma cutters, and other basic equipment & hand tools.

·       Move and/or organize material as needed to support production tasks.

·       Maintain a clean and orderly workstation.


·       Adhere to all Southland Steel Fabricator’s, Inc. Safety Rules, Policies, and Procedures

·       Maintain orderly and clean work area

·       Attend all required safety meetings

·       Inspect the welding equipment each day to ensure it meets safety standards with special attention to welding leads

·       Must inspect tools daily before each use, to include extension cords

·       Use hand and power tools safely at all times with correct guards in place

·       Wear personal protective equipment in accordance with policy and adequate for specific tasks

·       Welding - Wear specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),including but not limited to:

·       Welder’s helmet with appropriately shaded filter lens, with safety glasses under helmet

·       Fire/flame resistant clothing

·       Heavy flame resistant gloves

·       Respirators when welding harmful metals or when ventilation is not adequate

·       Steel/hard toe boots

·       Hearing protection

·       Cutting steel with torch:

·       Wear either properly shaded safety glasses with a face shield or cutting goggles, hearing protection, steel/hard toe boots, gloves, and fire/flame resistant clothing

·       Use proper friction lighters or other approved devices to light the torch


In order to do the job, the following physical requirements are necessary:

·       Ability to stand for long periods of time

·       Ability to occasionally pull, push, carry, or lift tools, equipment or materials 50 lbs. or less

·       Ability to withstand occasional bending, squatting, or crouching

·       Ability to frequently handle (hold, seize, grasp, turn, etc.) tools, equipment, or material

·       Ability to work in inclement weather conditions, to include cold, heat, and humidity

Wage: DOE & Classification

Position requires pre-employment drug screening and background check

Management Discretion: The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of the employer

Employment-at-Will: This document does not create an employment contact, either express or implied. All employment is at-will.





Structural (Flux Core) Welder

Southland Steel Fabricators

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