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Drake-Williams Steel Structural Welder Fitter in Aurora, Colorado

Primary Purpose of this Position:

Weld steel parts for structural, plate, and misc. steel assemblies per shop drawings and DWS quality requirements.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify steel shapes, sizes, and mill tolerances.

  • Weld together structural, plate or miscellaneous steel fabrication according to the weld symbols, weld procedures, dimensions shown on the shop drawings, and AISC code requirements.

  • Preheat and/or cut work pieces using a hand torch when required. Clean welds of excess weld, splatter or slag using chipping hammers, wire brushes or grinders.

  • Fabricate sub-pieces of the overall assembly as trained and instructed.

  • Identify shop drawing errors and discrepancies before or during early stages of fabrication.

  • Operate forklifts, jib cranes, and overhead cranes in order to move materials.

  • Any other duties assigned by management.

  • Attend all meetings as required by management.

  • Consistently and reliably works scheduled hours at assigned locations.

     

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write, and perform higher arithmetic computations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions.

  • Ability to understand and carry out semi-complicated verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and managers.

  • Ability to work under periodic supervision focused on the progress of work and setting priorities for job completion.

  • Skill in using tape measure or 1” rule.

  • Ability to maintain American Welding Society certification on 1-inch plate in flat position using the gas metal arc welding and flux cored arc welding processes.

  • Ability to pass the fillet weld break test using the gas metal arc welding process.

  • Ability to pass a Drake Williams Steel administered basic welding test that covers shop drawing interpretation, weld symbols, welding processes, weld process symbol interpretation and application and a visual acuity test.

  • Ability to pass a Drake-Williams Steel administered fitting test that covers shop drawing interpretation, fractional number calculations, basic geometry, etc.

  • Ability to interpret, understand, and utilize cutting lists, shop orders, and shop drawings.

  • Ability to operate a cutting torch to meet American Welding Society specifications.

  • Ability to possess pride in own workmanship, demonstrate attention to detail, and work safely.

  • Ability to operate forklifts, jib hoists, and overhead cranes in a safe and proper manner. Use and understand industry and Drake- Williams Steel adopted hand signals used for crane operations.

  • Ability to make adjustments to welder to insure proper feed rate and temperature.

  • Ability to multitask.

Physical Demands:

  • Stand CONTINUOUSLY over the course of the 8 to 12 hour work shift.

  • Walk CONTINUOUSLY over the course of the 8 to 12 hour work shift. The distances walked will range from a distance of a few feet to 60-foot length of a steel beam.

  • Sit only during the break and lunch periods. Rarely one will be able to sit while welding.

  • Lift weights up to 20 pounds from floor to chest CONTINUOUSLY, which includes the various tools utilized in the process of performing the usual work duties.

  • Lift weights up to 35 pounds from floor to waist FREQUENTLY, during the 10 to 12 during the work shift.

  • Lift weights up to 85 pounds from floor to waist OCCASIONALLY, during the 10 to 12 during the work shift. Jib cranes and overhead cranes are available for the employee’s assistance with lifting.

  • Carry weights noted above distances ranging from a few feet to the 60-feet length of the steel beam.

  • Push and pull drawers open and closed OCCASIONALLY to FREQUENTLY to retrieve tools. Employee will OCCASIONALLY push a beam attached to a jib crane orover head crane to properly guide into place. Force varies up to 35 pounds.

  • Climb OCCASIONALLY onto beams stacked on saw horses to guide into place. Employee will OCCASIONALLY climb a ladder of 6 to 10 feet while performing job duties.

  • Stoop or crouch on an OCCASIONAL to FREQUENT basis while performing the regular job duties. The position will be held continuously for a few seconds to 15 minutes, depending upon the job.

  • Kneel in the commission of job duties on an OCCASIONAL to FREQUENT basis, depending upon the job. The position will be held continuously for a few minutes to 15 minutes.

  • Crawl RARELY under a beam to reach the opposite side. The distance crawled is less than 3 feet.

  • Reach forward CONTINUOUSLY to perform job duties or to retrieve tools. The employee will OCCASIONALLY be required to reach to full forward extension.

  • Reach overhead OCCASIONALLY to guide a beam attached to the cranes and to attach the chains from the crane to the beams or to weld while underneath the beam.

  • Balance OCCASIONALLY to climb ladders and to walk on steel beams. Employee will not be working at unprotected heights.

  • Gross finger dexterity skills to operate the various tools and equipment utilized in the course of standard job duties. A trigger squeeze motion is required to operate the grinders. Fine finger dexterity is not required.

Non-Material Handling Demands

  • Employee is expected to work 40 hours a week. However, hours including over time and weekends may be required based on Drake-Williams Steel’s needs.

  • Hear sufficiently to be aware of safety issues.

  • Visual ability to read and interpret cut lists and shop drawings. Safety glasses are required in the shop area.

  • Exposure to heat, cold, wet and humid conditions in the shop area OCCASIONALLY.

  • Exposure to fumes, odors and dusts in the shop area OCCASIONALLY.

  • Exposure to solvents, greases, oils, and coolants OCCASIONALLY.

  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment. PPE includes steel-toe safety shoes, hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves, and hard hats.

Tools Required:

Square, Tape Measure, Weld Lead, 4 inch grinder, 9 inch grinder, Ball Peen Hammer, Sledge Hammer, Hand Torch, Wire Brushes, Chipping Hammers, Clamps, Stamping Taps, and Chains.

Machines Utilized:

Welder, Overhead Crane, Jib Crane, Pallets, Saw Horses, and Forklifts.

Experience and Education Required:

  • High School degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum of six months of experience working as a welder for a steel fabricator or manufacturer, or a one-year degree or certificate in welding technology from a qualified trade school or college.

     

     

Please visit our Employee Benefits page (http://www.dwsteel.com/benefits) for more information!

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