Fabrication company needs Welder Assistants to join the team. Welder assistants perform various functions in support of welding works. We are looking for hardworking professionals who enjoy meeting challenges and surpassing customer expectations. An ideal worker is a person looking for a secure and rewarding form of employment with an exciting company that needs and welcomes your expertise.


  • Works as a shop hand and mechanical help
  • Operate heavy-duty trucks to carry equipment to and from the worksite
  • Perform grinding tasks using power and hand tools
  • May weld or assist other employees in welding projects
  • Clean workpieces to remove impurities, such as slag, rust, and grease
  • Monitor and maintain flow of gases, light torch, and adjust the gas mixture and pressure to obtain the desired flame when making field welds
  • Apply filler rod to molten area to form weld
  • Repair or replace broken or cracked rail and build-up rail, trim weld, grind the surface of rail, and grind gauge sides
  • Inspect weld after grinding to check for hairline cracks or any visible defects
  • Operate propane torches and electric and gas welding equipment
  • Heavy work, lifting to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
  • Regional travel required from time to time


  • High School diploma /GED
  • Valid Driver’s License/Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Welding certification a plus
  • Outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operation, farming, landscaping)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and/or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Read a tape measure
  • Reasoning skills (problem-solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor

Employment Conditions

  • Wear protective equipment such as a respirator, welding shields, hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
  • Must successfully pass the probationary period
  • Must pass a background screening
  • Requires frequent revision in work assignments