Independence, VA 24348

Posted: 11/06/2018 Industry: Converted Job Number: 501329
Position Title: Welder I
Reports to: Welding Lead
Department: Manufacturing

I. General Position Summary
The Welder is responsible for welding metal components utilizing proper welding equipment to manufacture parts and assemblies as required, meeting defined production schedules.

a. Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities
? Build welded assemblies for products and changes to existing products per engineering documents and established production standards.
? Set-up, and lay out work using fixtures and guides to repair, modify, or fabricate parts and assemblies.
? Arrange parts for welding and staging processes.
? Review finished assemblies and parts to ensure accuracy against drawings and BOMs.
? Report fabrication issues and assist in resolutions as required.
? Operate and/or use related equipment and tools necessary to complete parts to specifications, which include forklifts, hoists, slings, grinders (portable & bench), cutting torches, hand tools, drills, punches, tape measure, etc.
? Diagnose process and quality issues, and make improvement recommendations to department manager.
? Reject defective parts and material according to policy.
? Ensure safe, careful use, treatment, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
? Participate in and attend cross functional meetings as required.
? Performs other duties as assigned by management.

b. Specific Job Requirements
? Applies acquired job skills and company policies and procedures to complete assigned tasks.
? Works on assignments that are semi routine in nature but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice.
? Follows established procedures on routine work; requires instructions only on new assignments.
? Ability to read, interprets, and follows job order specifications, blueprints, work instructions, and procedures as well as safety rules and other general instructions in both oral of written form.
? Responsible for his/her own quality of workmanship.
? Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
? Comply with all company and industry process safety procedures and practices.
? Self-motivated reliable team player. Must be dependable, on time per company attendance standards.
? Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written.
? Ability to work with minimal supervision.
? Ability to learn new skills and behaviors.
? Ability to work mandatory overtime.
? Requires excellent fine hand manipulation abilities.
? Ability to lift 50 lbs.
? Safety is everyone s responsibility. Staff are expected to act in a safe manner at all times and ensure that those around them do not put themselves or others at risk.

c. Education and Experience Requirements
? 6 months to 1 year of related work experience preferred.
? High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

d. Job Specific Competencies
? Work Environment/Safety - Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports safety programs.
? Dependability - Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance and punctuality requirements.
? Initiative - Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
? Productivity - Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.
? Quality - Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.

e. Working Conditions
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work may require:
? Bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items - The employee will be required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on a frequent basis; working in a confined space; work on uneven or slippery surfaces. Requires the ability to move around and maneuver products when necessary. Employee must occasionally lift/push/pull or carry up to 100 pounds maximum, and should be able to lift up to 35-50 pounds on a frequent basis.
? Walking and Standing - Employee must be able to climb steps on a frequent basis as well as stand on or move around on platforms, equipment and concrete floors
? Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range - Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and abilities to adjust to focus. Ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone.
? Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours

f. Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work performed in a warehouse environment:
? Working Environment is usually moderately loud while in the production area.
? May be required to work in outside weather conditions, in wet and/or humid conditions, and near moving mechanical parts.
? Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the plant, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing an uneven walking surface.
? The production environment can be dusty and noisy.
? Doors in the plant are frequently open, causing drafts and interior temperature changes.
? Floors around work area may become slippery during wet weather conditions.
? May have to handle merchandise and work with tools with sharp edges.
? Passing forklifts emit gas fumes.
? Tools, supplies, and related merchandise may contain hazardous materials.
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