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Apprentice Welding Tech

Company: Western States CAT
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for a wide range of welding processes and equipment fabrication under direction of the Welding Foreman.

  • Understands and performs with assistance all welding processes to repair and fabricate equipment, including but not limited to Stick, MIG, TIG, Dual Shield/Flux Core Wire, Sub arc, tin ware repair welding with Master Technician assistance.
  • Determines appropriate welding process based on repair type.
  • Sets up equipment properly according to the function and application.
  • Understands properties of various types of steel and other welding metals (including but not limited to hardness; brittleness; elongation; tensile, etc.) and can determine the best type for the repair.
  • Performs fabrication, including but not limited to line-boring; straightening, etc.
  • Handles all public and internal inquiries in a prompt and friendly manner.
  • Adheres to all customer care standards.
  • Actively cares and advocates safety at Western States. Adhere to all applicable safety policies, procedures and standards.
  • May accomplish training and serve as a team member in support of Western States' strategic programs, projects, and initiatives.
  • Work within and promote corporate vision, mission, and values of the organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Intermediate proficiency in all welding processes and fabrication.
    • Ability to attain certification in all welding processes required; AWS certification preferred.
    • Understanding of the metric system.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft office.
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    • Consistent attendance and timeliness.
    • Ability to work overtime with little or no notice. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
      • Associate Degree from an accredited vocational school preferred.
      • Previous experience with MIG, TIG, and Stick processes preferred.
      • Proficiency or certification as a welder/fabricator of heavy equipment preferred.
      • Experience and knowledge of CAT equipment preferred.
      • One year minimum welding and industry-specific machine work experience required. Line boring experience preferred.
      • Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write in English). PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
        • Must be able to stand for long periods of time along with walking, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching (including but not limited to above-shoulder reaching), repetitive bending, pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting.
        • Able to lift up to 50 lbs in accordance with Western States' Lifting Safe Work Practice to include amount and approach.
        • Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies.
        • Exposure to extreme temperatures and environment
        • Exposure to high noise level
        • Exposure to fumes
          Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. It is not intended be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this classification.
          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Western States CAT, Pocatello , Apprentice Welding Tech, Other , Pocatello, Idaho

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