Southwestern Manufacturing Inc. operates in a competitive global market producing wide ranging metal based assemblies and components across a variety of industry sectors including but not limited to Mining, Oil & Gas, Crane and Drag-line Components, Agricultural, Machine building, and Heavy Equipment Manufacturing.

Increased over the years, our extensive plant capacity developed to cater for our multi million pound turnover, is spread across three facilities manned by over 150 employees. It incorporates shot blasting, stress relieving, fitting, welding, machining, non-destructive testing, final paint, right on through to our own logistics network, resulting in high value finished items across many diverse sectors.

Southwestern Manufacturing Inc. is seeking MOTIVATED individuals who want to grow their career as a welder. These positions are *permanent full-time* and ready to be filled as soon as possible! Southwestern Manufacturing typically operates on rotating shifts of days and afternoons (minimum of 40 – 48 hours per week).

Job Requirements & Experience

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a manufacturing setting
  • English language
  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent
  • Knowledge of welding techniques, including gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) (TIG), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and multi-pass welding is an asset
  • Able to stand for extended periods work within a fast-paced environment and have an attention for detail to ensure tight deadlines are met
  • Steel-toed safety boots; welding helmet and gloves
  • Current welding certification is an asset
  • For those who do not have CWB certification, Southwestern will assist in this process
  • Any experience reading blueprints is an asset


  • To learn and work with Senior welders, manufacturing large complex weldments
  • Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes
  • Interpret welding process specifications
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic, fully automated welding equipment
  • Operate oxygen arc cutting equipment
  • Operate previously set-up welding machines to fabricate or repair metal parts and products
  • Examine welds and ensure that they meet standards and/or specifications

We offer

  • Competitive wages
  • Accelerated wage & performance plan for apprentices/ Juniors
  • Overtime after 40 hours per week
  • A comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, life insurance and pension plan
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing, diverse team!

We are committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations, please contact *Human Resources* and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $17.00 per hour

Additional pay:


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends


  • Blueprint reading: 1 year (required)
  • Welding: 1 year (required)



Work remotely:

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place