In 1962, Ring Power Corporation became a full-line Caterpillar dealer in North Florida, and later expanded its authorized territory to include Central Florida.
Today, Ring Power Corporate headquarters in St. Augustine oversees the operations of 18 branch locations throughout the state of Florida, including large regional facilities in Tampa and Orlando and crane and forklift sales and service facilities in Pompano and Miami. Ring Power also has eight facilities outside of Florida – Rhode Island, New Jersey, the Carolinas, Georgia, Texas and California – to serve the needs of other specialized industries and customers.
Ring Power Corporation has become one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in the Southeastern United States through dedication to the mission of customer service. In order to preserve the “Customers First” reputation that Ring Power was built on, we continually train our employees and work closely with our customers to assure complete satisfaction, especially after the sale.
Currently, more than 1,700 employees at 26 locations throughout Florida and the United States work hard to provide the highest quality construction equipment, backed by responsive, professional service and support at every level.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Welds together metal components of products such as pipe, metal of all types used in heavy equipment by performing the following duties.
Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified.
Starts power supply to produce electric current.
Strikes (forms) arc that generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to work piece and join edges of work piece.
Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
Applies filler rod manually to supply weld metal.
Cleans or degreases weld joint or work piece.
Repairs broken or cracked parts and fills holes.
Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
Chips off excess weld, slag, and spatter.
Preheats work piece with hand torch or heating furnace.
Positions and clamps work pieces together or assembles them in jig or fixture.
Tacks assemblies together.
Must have completed standards outlined in the personnel achievement guideline or have been determined to meet the same qualification by the lead person based on division location.
2 to 5 years of experience in Welding and Fabrication required.
Be willing to become a Certified Welder (if not certified).
Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language.
Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
High School Diploma or related equivalent required.
Post High School trade school desired.
Combination of education and experience will be considered.
Physical Demands of the Position:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Place the corresponding letter next to each category. “C” Constantly-(6-8 hrs/day), “F” Frequently-(3-6 hrs/day), “O” Occasionally-(up to 3 hrs/day), or “NA” if not applicable. Indicate the appropriate weight where applicable. (ie: Up to 25 lbs., 26-50 lbs. or Over 50 lbs.)
Up to 25 lbs.
Over 50 lbs.
Up to 25 lbs.
Over 50 lbs.
Up to 25 lbs.
Over 50 lbs.
Environmental Conditions of the Position:
Place the corresponding letter next to each category. “C” Constantly-(6-8 hrs/day), “F” Frequently-(3-6 hrs/day), “O” Occasionally-(up to 3 hrs/day), or “NA” if not applicable.
The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change.
The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level
The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities of whole body.
The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to heat and exposure to chemicals.
The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
The worker is required to wear respirator.
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).