Welder II

Company Name:
Alamo Group Inc.
Job Description:
Henke Manufacturing, a member of the Alamo Group family of companies, has 90+ years of experience in the design and manufacture of snowplows and other attachments. Recognized as an industry leader, Henke's unique product features have allowed Henke's sales to grow significantly over the past several years.
Alamo Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and provides equal opportunity to minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities (M/F/D/V). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Position Summary:
Under moderate supervision, welds fabricated metal components on production floor. Welds are performed on parts or subassemblies where cosmetics may not be a factor. Set up gas, arc or mig welding equipment. May position and fit basic metal components. Produces component parts to blueprint tolerances.
Essential Functions of the Job:
1. Maintains welding equipment and makes adjustments on equipment to prepare it to weld different parts or subassemblies; may perform troubleshooting of welding equipment.
2. Performs simple to moderately complex welding operations (i.e. swivels, circle frames, A-frames) following blueprint weld symbols with limited supervision.
3. Moves parts and/or workpiece manually, by hoist or forklift and secures workpiece in weld fixture or table using clamps and wrenches.
4. Maintains production quanitities, efficiencies and quality on parts welded.
5. Performs quality control inspections and cleans welded components.
6. Prepares surfaces to be welded and works with blueprints to verify accuracty of pre-assembled metal components to be welded.
7. Peforms simple measurements using devices or gauges to check work.
8. Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, cable slings, or may bolt parts in position for welding or riveting. Also performs rework, if necessary.
9. May research new welding techniques, procedures and equipment, and make recommendations.
10. May record work order information and inventory transactions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic procedures of mig welding.
Knowledge and understanding of basic procedures of voltage and amperage for given requirements.
Must possess basic math skills.
Skilled in the operation of grinders and deburring equipment.
Able to run 1/2-inch fillet welds.
Able to perform standard measurements using a tape measure and other measurement devices.
Able to weld simple to complex assemblies with little supervision.
Able to lift and positition fabricated metal parts manually, using a hoist or forklift.
Able to read and interpret blueprints with weld symbols and specifications.
Able to wear personal protective equipment.
Able to work overtime and/or including weekends as production schedules dictate.
Working Conditions:
Work performed in a non-climate controlled metal manufacturing production environment, with frequent standing, twisting, bending, stooping, and climbing in and around metal fabricated parts. Frequent lifting, pushing or pulling of 50 pounds alone and 100> pounds with assistance. Requires sufficient manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate production equipment.
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Leavenworth, KS
Post Date: 04/14/2014

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