Quality Machine Works is seeking an experienced independent welder/fabricator to work full-time in the Paulina, LA facility.


Quality Machine, based in Paulina, LA (between Baton Rouge & New Orleans) consists of Quality Machine Manufacturing and Quality Machine Works. Quality Machine has serviced customers for 35 years and has built an outstanding reputation in the regional markets it serves. QM’s mission begins with service and quality and ends with performance.

“To serve our customers through our committed team and quality performance.”

Quality Machine provides services and products ranging from basic industrial machining and repairs to precision manufacturing. The scope of our work includes manufacturing of both fixed and rotating equipment components, as well as fabrication and repair to a wide array of industrial equipment.

Customer base ranges from global nationals to local industrial companies which primarily serve in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Manufacturing, Transportation, and Energy sectors.

The candidate will perform the following job responsibilities:

Read and interpret fabrication drawings independently

  • Follow job / fabrication written instructions as provided on each project independently
  • Cut material and fit up components per drawings and, or instructions
  • Make both structural and overlay welds using methods such as mig and tig weld process
  • Operate Torch to cut metal – oxyfuel cutting, plasma cutting
  • Operate power tools
  • Handheld grinder (4” / 7”)
  • Metabo Abrasive Cutting Tool
  • Lift up to 33# by hand (weight of full spool of weld wire)
  • Rig equipment for lifting with Overhead Crane and/or Forklift
  • Operate Overhead Crane
  • Operate Forklift
  • Perform basic NDT on completed welds: Dye penetrant, hydrostatic testing

Hours: 7:30 – 4:00 M-F

Excellent Benefit Package includes:

o Medical insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield- PPO, or Blue Saver, & HSA); company contribution towards premium

o Dental & Vision Plan

o Voluntary Supplemental Insurances: Accident, Disability, Cancer, Life, Hospital Indemnity, Specified Health, and Vision

o 401K plan; company match

o Paid vacation & holidays

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $61,000.00 – $91,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance



  • Welding: 3 years (Preferred)

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