Job Description:

Technician, Welder-Mining Maintenance – (Aurora, North Carolina, U.S.A.)

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

This position reports directly to the Maintenance-Mining Supervisor.

What you will do:

  • Work safely to prevent on-the-job injuries following Nutrien, OSHA, MSHA, and other regulatory agencies rules and policies that apply
  • Use Personal Protection Equipment such as hard hat, safety toe boots, safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, face shield, FR clothing, flash suits, and other items as required
  • Adherence to safety procedures, including (but not limited to) Lock Out Tag Out, Hot Work, Confined Space, Critical Lift
  • Post screens and put up barricades to protect others before work begins
  • Use proper hand tools, power tools, cutting equipment, and welding equipment to complete job tasks
  • Work in teams to complete assignments to minimize downtime
  • Conduct repairs on assigned components and equipment and to be familiar with all health and safety regulations before starting repairs
  • Maintain safety as a key principle by working safely, ensuring others are also working safely, participating in safety meetings, and serving on committees such as Light Keepers
  • Repair broken or damaged components, equipment, and parts; fabricates new structures, assemblies, and parts using various welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
  • Weld in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions by using the various welding processes
  • Use appropriate heating equipment for pre- and post-heating and maintaining temperatures during welding
  • Connect cables from welding machine to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, or pulse, as specified by welding procedure
  • Select torch, torch tip, and regulator settings according to chart specifications or type and thickness of metal
  • Perform minor repairs to welding equipment
  • Weld at elevated heights, from manlifts, manbaskets, scaffolds, or walkways
  • Weld in confined spaces, cramped and uncomfortable positions, works indoors and outdoors, all temperatures and conditions
  • Operate welding shop equipment to prepare components for welding such as shearing, breaking, punching, rolling, and metal cold saw
  • Remove cracks and prepare joints for welding by air carbon-arc gouging, grinding, and beveling
  • Repair equipment by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts by using cutting torch, straightening press and hand tools
  • Hot work permitted tasks by acting as a fire watch, barricading access, fire control, and checking air quality
  • Utilize consumable supplies during repair activities to ensure they are used in a cost-effective manner
  • Troubleshoot work-related problems by using established work methods to isolate concerns, and then uses proven repair techniques to complete work tasks
  • Complete required training to keep current on Nutrien progression plan and shop certifications by managing and keeping track of training modules required for promotion
  • Inspect each weld pass by visually checking weld proper penetration, porosity, undercut, cold lap, bead size, equal legs and that it meets specifications
  • Verify position of metal components in assembly by using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and rules
  • Cut metal plates or structural shapes by using plasma cutter, oxyacetylene, or grinder with cutting blade
  • Work in teams to complete assignments and minimize down-time
  • Assist in rigging process components for removal and installation by following proper rigging techniques to complete tasks
  • Clean weld joint and work area by using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical spray to clean surface for welding
  • Chip welding slag and spatter by using proper PPE, and proper tools such as chipping hammer, grinder, and needle gun to compete work
  • Lift and position components to work area by using overhead and jib cranes, boom trucks jacks, shims, forklift
  • Attend group meetings to learn new or modified welding techniques, safety practices, or to review new projects
  • Conduct daily inspections of mobile equipment by using the Mobile Equipment checklist before operating equipment
  • Connect regulator valves and hoses to gas cylinders for cutting torch and welding machines to prepare for welding components
  • Maintain shop and field equipment by following Standard Operating Procedures to perform preventative maintenance on shop and support equipment
  • Read daily job package and scope of job to determine tools necessary to complete tasks; follow up on job package and reviews changes with supervisor
  • Assist with PM task during down days by following PM check sheet and signing off to indicate tasks have been completed, forwards to supervisor for review
  • Perform housekeeping duties of an assigned area by cleaning area prior to job completion, turn in completed paperwork indicating area is clean
  • Acquire necessary licenses to operate forklift, manlift, and boom truck
  • Complete reports and documentation for assigned job by tracking the details of each job and reporting outcomes as tasks are completed
  • Assist electricians, mechanics, and other skilled trades to complete assigned tasks
  • Assist with mechanical repairs when needed

What you will bring:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; high school or postsecondary courses in Welding, drafting, mathematics, blueprint reading, machining, or mechanics
  • Reliability, responsiveness, and dependability
  • Detail oriented and thorough work ethic
  • Cooperation, working well with others on the job by displaying a good attitude and leadership skills at all times
  • Systematic procedural discipline, following a predetermined course of action for completing tasks, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and developing a team atmosphere to get things done
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges without being asked
  • Ability to be in contact with various departments during an 8-16 hour shift
  • Ability to talk, listen, give and understand instructions while focusing on the primary task of welding
  • Ability to work in elevated areas, cramped areas, confined spaces; may spend considerable time standing, sitting, kneeling
  • Ability to layout from blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job packages
  • Ability to read, understand, and adhere to welding procedures
  • Ability to select appropriate wire, electrodes, shielding gas, and proper machine settings when a procedure is not available
  • Adaptability and flexibility are requirements due to the many changing conditions throughout the day
  • Ability to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards and to obtain professional or technical certification by attending classes for various welding techniques
  • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 4 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 5 on Workplace Documents to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.

    • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) must be uploaded with your resume during your application to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien

Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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