Welder II

Welders fabricate and assemble metal parts to produce equipment according to customer and engineering specifications primarily using MIG welding machines with a flux-cored wire electrode, but on occasion it may be necessary to use a stick welding electrode. This position is a safety sensitive position.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operates fabrication shop machinery and equipment including, but not limited to welding machines, cutting torches, grinders, overhead cranes, and forklifts. Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.

  • Removes all welding slag, burrs, sharp edges, rust or scale from workpiece.

  • Performs minor machine maintenance such as cleaning and changing consumable parts.

  • Identify and set welding machine parameters for different circumstances

  • Performs complete joint penetration welds when required, including joint preparation

  • Performs related duties as assigned by supervision.


  • Pass Timber Automation Welder II certification: multi-pass, vertical up (3G position), groove weld with a cross section subjected to a bend test.

  • Follow all shop safety policies and practices.

  • Weld in all positions (flat, vertical, and overhead) with a consistent weld bead size

  • Ability to read a tape measure, weld symbols, and weld fillet gauge

  • Work well in a team environment.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to welding fumes and airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud and does require hearing protection.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift or move items over 50 pounds with a weight limit of 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Thursday, 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for day-shift and 4:30 p.m. to 2:30am for night shift, 40 hours per week. Overtime hours as needed. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED diploma

  • Over 1 year of welding experience, or trade schooling

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Fabrication and/or welding certificate received from trade school.

  • Over 1 year of work experience in fabrication shop.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

This position requires a preemployment background and drug test.

AAP/EEO Statement

Timber Automation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner status, gender (including sex stereotyping), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer-related or HIV/AIDS related), or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. In addition, Timber Automation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. Timber Automation takes allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation very seriously and will promptly conduct an investigation when warranted. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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$24,000.00 - 36,000.00
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Hot springs, AR 71907, US