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Welder/Operator Trainee

Blue Springs, MO

Post Date: 09/14/2017 Industry: Logistics/Warehouse/Manufacturing Pay Rate: $16-$18/hr

Summary: Operates metal forming equipment in the manufacture of various sizes of rupture discs for a variety of materials to work order specifications. Assists welder with set up and operation of welding machine to weld a limited variety of light to medium rupture disc metal parts. Handles and positions work with or without the use of fixtures. Emphasis is on learning welding methods, practices and techniques and in acquiring further overall operational skills.

This person will be responsible for:

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations and set up requirements
  • Prepares metal surface for welding, section weld, uses chemicals and etches to perform weld penetration test
  • Trains with welder in the welding of various metals using gar tungsten arc welding process; electronic beam welders, fit-up structures and in weldments for rupture disc and various other products
  • Trains in the selections of proper electrodes, holders and in regulating the amount of electrical current and speed
  • Utilizes precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, comparator and others to check the accuracy of work. Performs in process inspection
  • May build rupture discs using hydraulic and air presses, punch presses and shears
  • Performs helium leak tests, chemical etch marking and dot marking
  • Visually inspects surface for defects and compliance with specifications; may rework as required by specification
  • Enters work order related data into the AS400 and reports labor in DCLink
  • May operate forklift in moving large items, pallets or bins
  • Adheres to safety practices and procedures
  • Follows procedures as defined by company policies, procedures, and ISO9001 requirements
  • Cleans work area, tools and equipment
  • Performs related duties as assigned. Regular and consistent attendance in required

Essential skills:

  • Subject matter understanding
  • Analytical
  • Computer Applications
  • Inspecting/Examining
  • Mechanical
  • Welding
  • Housekeeping
  • Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Operation

Location: Blue Springs, MO 64015

Pay rate: $16-$18/hr

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Two years Vo-Tech training or two years’ experience in sheet metal, fabrication r machining with one year experience in Rupture Disc or combination thereof with a total of two years machining experience
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow instructions, work orders, and engineered drawings
  • Must be familiar with measuring tools such as dial calipers, tape measures, protractors, micrometers and squares
  • Must be proficient in basic math
  • Exposure to TIG and electron beam welding


  • One year TIG experience and exposure to electron beam welding experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


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