Description: Who we are
Founded in 1962, Kooks is the premier custom header and exhaust manufacturer in the Southeast US! We’re driven by Innovation, Passion and Craftmanship, and the belief that everybody can grow!
What you will do (Essential Functions)

  • Join, fabricate, and repair stainless steel and other weldable material by applying appropriate custom welding techniques (Mig, Tig, and Stick).
  • Applies design modifications to existing headers, exhausts, and other parts.
  • Interprets engineer blueprints and drawings.
  • Modify various metal components via grind, saw, etc.
  • Installs custom headers and/or exhaust systems and components on various vehicles.
  • Capable of welding all specialty and custom-built jobs/projects.

Pay Range · $23 – $28 per hour
Benefits Offered
Medical (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability, Life Insurance with a buy-up option, 401K (after one year of employment), Sick Pay, PTO, Paid Holidays, Health Savings Account, Employee Assistance Plan, Uniforms, and Employee Discounts.
Kooks Custom Headers and Exhaust is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other consideration prohibited by law.
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. If you need assistance applying, please reach out to our HR Department.
Kooks Headers & Exhaust HQ / Manufacturing
141 Advantage Place | Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-768-2288 Web: www.kooksheaders.com
Requirements: What we require (Skills and Abilities)

  • Experience welding 304 stainless and mild steel in 14, 16, 18 & 20 gauge.
  • Excellent Mig/ Tig welding skills.
  • 3-5 years of custom fabrication experience.
  • Understands manufacturing scheduling.
  • Strong general automotive knowledge.
  • Aftermarket parts and components knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to read and speak English fluently.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

Great to Have

  • Welding Certification Program (AWS) a plus.
  • Someone self-motivated and genuinely interested in being a factor in the automotive aftermarket industry.
  • A team player with a helpful, friendly and positive attitude.
  • A strong commitment to safety and quality standards.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds frequently and 50 pounds on occasion.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.00 – $28.00 per hour