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JOB SUMMARY:
This employee hand welds components used to build Ditch Witch equipment. This employee also assembles equipment and performs other duties as assigned.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read information from blueprints, technical manuals or other documents.
  • Set up fixtures, mount parts in fixtures, and perform mechanical assembly. This includes using hand and air tools such as wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.
  • Use a hoist to lift and position large, heavier components and completed weldments.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate MIG welding equipment to weld machine components.
  • Remove components from fixtures, clean and check them for quality, and correct errors or deficiencies of weldments.
  • Use a computer to check the location, inventory, routing of parts, and to record inventory transactions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Manufacturing plant conditions (indoors, with variable temperature, humidity, noise, and dirt).
  • Use of personal protective equipment including a welding hood, gloves, and sleeves, safety glasses, face shields and hearing protection
  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, electrical arc-welding equipment, and materials handling
  • Working with hazardous materials, including solvents, oils, grease, and pressurized gases
  • A variable work schedule (ranging from 8-12 hours daily depending on production needs, with overtime paid after 40 hours per week) and some scheduled work on Saturdays.  
  • An expectation to work at least 50% of the Extra Time (ET). 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Have appropriate MIG welding experience OR have completed a formal welding training program (or the equivalent in training and experience).
  • Pass required entry-level plate test for production welding.
  • Have appropriate mechanical skills, including experience using hand and air-powered tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.).
  • Have appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills.

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:

The physical demands for this job are classified as medium and include the following:

  • Be able to handle items weighing over 60 pounds from floor to knuckle.
  • Be able to handle pull or push items up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to handle items up to 35 pounds from knuckle to shoulder.
  • Be able to handle items up to 25 pounds from shoulder to overhead.
  • Job requires frequent walking, twisting, bending, squatting, kneeling, and climbing.
  • Job requires continuous walking.
  • Job requires occasional sitting and elevated work.