Stage 3 Separation Need: Welder/Fabricator/Assembler

About Stage 3 Separation:

Stage 3 specializes in high quality solids control equipment designed for closed loop mud systems to effectively manage solids, reducing costs for the operator and providing limited or zero discharge solutions as necessary. But we don’t stop there. We also deploy trained technicians to assist and service your job site every step of the way. Additionally, Stage 3 uses a team of engineers and scientists to make intelligent and informed recommendations on how to best manage your job for efficiency and cost savings.

Stage 3 has made a name for itself in the solids control industry through continuous technological advancement and dedication to servicing our clients’ solids control needs through our people, equipment, and processes.

Job Description:

Stage 3 Separation (S3S) is currently seeking to fill a position in our welding department. The position has many responsibilities, not just welding. We are seeking someone with multi-tasking skills that can proficiently perform the following tasks: weld, fabricate, maintain fabrication equipment, repair broken/bent components, support Engineers in R&D mock-up, assist shop workers in final build-out of new equipment, and either has experience with CNC (or has the ability and willingness to learn if sent to Company paid training). Stage 3 is constantly improving processes, equipment, tools, and training to keep S3S one step above the competition. The job is fast-paced with everyday bringing new/different challenges than the day before, with tight deadlines for job completions and attentiveness to the details which make S3S and its equipment standout.

Job Duties:

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, welding, and assembly.
  • Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together.
  • Bolts, clamps, and tack-welds parts to secure in position for welding.
  • Sets up equipment and weld parts, using Stick, MIG, & TIG.
  • Works closely with management in “mock-up” stage of prototype and R&D equipment packages; understanding changes and additions are inevitable and works towards solving any design/usage problems that may arise.
  • Understanding of final assembly & necessary procedures to finish a task, using fastening techniques of bolting and riveting, as well as final assembly of completed items.
  • Installs and repairs piping runs by means of welding, screwing, Victaulic Clamps, Hammer unions. Additionally, understand what piping components are used for and how/where to be installed in a pipe run to complete a specific task (nipples, bushings, valves, flanges, flow meters, etc).
  • Repairs products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts.
  • Familiar with both SAE and Metric threads, including making new threads, repairing damaged threads, removing broken bolts from threaded holes, determining what an unknown thread is using a hand gauge.
  • Understanding of the machining processes and tools needed to make custom parts on a lathe and vertical mill. Working knowledge of CNC machines is a plus.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations;
  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Must have good basic mathematical skills and be able to read a tape measure.
  • Setup, work, and maintenance knowledge of the following equipment: Miller Welders (MIG & TIG), 60T Hydraulic Ironworker (Shear, Punch, Nip, Bend, etc), Horizontal Bandsaw, Bridgeport Manual/CNC mill, Drill Press & Hand drills, Angle Grinder, Bench Grinder, Pneumatic hand tools.
  • Must be able to MIG & TIG weld Carbon, Stainless, and Aluminum, stick welding is a plus. Must be able to pass applied welding & fabricating test.
  • At least 5 years of Experience in Sheet Metal or Fabrication, in addition to assembly experience (work or hobby).
  • Must be able to work in a team setting, including: ensuring safety procedures are followed, providing help and knowing when to ask for help when needed, and aiding in developing solutions to design problems in a group environment.
  • Experience with hand tools and power-tools is required.
  • Knowledge of reading/interpreting fabrication drawings with multiple views and dimensioning, with the ability to fabricate to print.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English, as well as comfortable working un-directed on tasked projects.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer drug screen and background check.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime


  • Reading Shop Drawings: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Welding: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Sheet Metal: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Fabrication: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • TIG Certified (Preferred)
  • MIG Certified (Preferred)
  • Forklift Certified (Preferred)


  • English (Required)
  • Spanish (Preferred)

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