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Porta-Dock Inc Welder in Dassel, Minnesota

Job Purpose The Welder/General Labor position utilizes welding equipment to apply heat to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. An individual produces fabricated aluminum and steel parts by following work instructions. Individual must be able to read and interpret blueprints and CAD drawings. The fabricator will use the blueprints along with other data, such as work orders, to develop their welding projects. Must have the ability to apply the appropriate welding technique per the specifications, and operate a wide variety of manufacturing equipment. Duties and Responsibilities Ability to read blueprints and specifications. Ability to follow the work order instructions, maintenance instructions, quality and procedure manuals to fabricate and assemble the product. Use basic math and measuring skills to ensure parts are made correctly. Inspect and prep material to be welded. Set up the welders to perform the required welds per the blueprint specifications. Ignite torches or start power supplies. Assemble component parts on fixtures, attach jigs, clamps, etc. as needed to hold parts in the proper position. MIG weld steel and aluminum components based on the specifications of the blueprints. Monitor the welding process to avoid overheating. Perform any cleanup of the welds with angle grinders. Cut and trim metal by operating a portable plasma cutter. Perform quality control checks; fabricator must inspect, test welds for durability. Detailed orientated; ability to detect changes in metal flows and joint characteristics. Measure dimensions of finished work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications. Lift work pieces to machines manually or operate overhead hoists. Operate equipment such as saws, brake press, shear, drill press, iron worker, sanders, and various hand tools. Perform basic equipment maintenance. Band lift components into a package, prepare for shipment. Wash assemblies. Assemble products from component parts. After determining how parts should connect, use hand or power tools to trim, shim, cut, and make other adjustments to fit components together. Once the parts are properly aligned, connect them with bolts and screws pieces together. Operate a forklift to load, transport and unload materials. Capable of working well with others and independently. Must be able to meet the production schedule daily. Work with minimal supervision. Maintain the work area and equipment in clean, safe and operable conditions. Follow established safety regulation to maintain a safe and clean work area by identifying possible safety hazards and taking all necessary corrective actions to eliminate or minimize hazards