I. JOB TITLE: Prototype Welder/Fixture Builder
Reports to: Plant Manager & Supervisor

Responsibilities include but not limited to, building prototypes in a timely manor, building quality jigs and fixtures for production, reading blueprints and interpreting them accurately, prepping own material by blueprints to produce the finished product, working with customer to confirm and validate finished product before moving to production, and other duties as required.


  • Lay out, fit and weld one rack at a time from start to finish (Prep to steel only completion)
  • Analyze and interpret blue prints and process sheets
  • Weld in various positions (vertical, horizontal, overhead etc)
  • Weld sub-assemblies and racks as per process sheets and blue prints
  • Ensure all products adhere to the production specifications of the customer
  • Build jigs & fixtures to be used by production welders. Be on site if any changes need to be made.
  • Operate manual or semi automatic welding equipment
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment
  • Operate metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears or other metal straightening and bending machines
  • Operate hand tools
  • Read a tape measure to take critical measurements
  • Maintain safe work practices
  • Conduct repairs, modifications or retrofits
  • Assist in training & mentoring newer employees
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment i.e. work station, lunchroom etc.
  • Present a professional image of Essex Weld Solutions, and a personal commitment to the safety and well being of all employees.
  • Participate in continuous improvements, 5S and 8 Waste initiatives, including and not limited to processes, production flow etc.
  • Report any hazards to the Plant Manager or Supervisor immediately so corrective action can be taken.
  • Support the Health & Safety Program
  • Adhere to Section 28 of OHSA (Canada)
  • Practice safe and proper use of machinery and tools
  • Perform all other duties as required
  • You must adhere to Essex Weld Solutions Culture and Guiding Values as stated in orientation.

General Attribute/Competencies:

  • Ownership – Take pride in the work that is accomplished, and understand the function or process flow for the larger picture.
  • Results Orientation – Able to focus on desired outcomes, and the means by which they are achieved by meeting and or exceeding standards based on past performance, goals, and objectives, as well as the performance and/or achievements of others.
  • Continuous Improvement – Strive to improve job responsibilities through developing skills and increasing knowledge.
  • Organization – Able to maintain process to ensure all relevant information or tools are accessible.
  • Attention to Detail – Attend to details and pursue quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of the volume of duties encountered.
  • Adaptability – Adapt and respond to changing conditions, priorities, technology and requirements.
  • Teamwork – Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Promote an inclusive environment by understanding all cultural groups.

Commitment to Health & Safety – Work in compliance with all acceptable health and safety legislation and established policies and procedures




  • 3+ years in metal fabrication, specifically automotive racking
  • 2+ years in metal fabrication as a welder fitter/prototype
  • Strong blueprints abilities required
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Physically capable of lifting in excess of 40lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Must have steel toe boots
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work any 3 shifts and overtime when needed

By joining the EWS team you will have the stability of working for a growing company and the opportunity to work within an autonomous role.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent



  • welding: 3 years (Preferred)