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WELDER



Since 1982, Big Tex Trailers Inc. has grown from a small-town trailer shop into a multimillion-dollar enterprise, creating opportunities every step of the way. The secret to our success is, hire great people, give them the support they need, and push them to reach their full potential. Over a thousand intelligent employees wake up each morning and call Big Tex Trailers home. Our commitment to our employees goes far beyond a parking place and a paycheck, it is our commitment to ensure that we offer our employees stability, safety, and the ability to reach their full potential. Reaching this potential is what is most important to us and makes the industry leading product we build even better.

All positions are full time and enjoy and outstanding benefit packaging including comprehensive health insurance, vision, dental and disability coverage. Company paid life insurance and a generous 401-K retirement plan.

BigTex Welders are responsible for constructing a wide variety of trailers in a fast paced manufacturing environment! Ideal candidates must be able to read a tape measure accurately, read blueprints, use grinders, buffers, hand torches, have good dexterity and judgment, and are detail oriented. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in MIG oscillation welding in a vertical and horizontal fashion. Familiarity with mechanical drawing, physics, chemistry, and metallurgy are also advantageous.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Use electrical currents to create heat and bond metals.

  • Weld materials such as steel and aluminum.

  • Use a rod and heat to join metals.

  • Operate welding machine that feeds wire to bond materials.

  • Plan work by interpreting blueprints.

  • Determine welding position and type of metal to be fused.

  • Select and set up welding equipment.

  • Ensure welds meet standards and specifications.

  • Supervise machines or robots that perform automated welding tasks.

  • Load parts correctly and monitor machine constantly.

  • Use heat from an electric arc to cut and trim metal objects.

  • Dismantle large objects such as different types of trailers.

  • Use of small power tools.

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. Incumbent will follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties from time to time if requested by department management.



QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS


  • Formal training in high school technical education courses, post-secondary institutions, such as vocational and technical institutes, community colleges, and private welding, soldering, and brazing schools.? Welding training can also be gained through the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • An understanding of electricity also is helpful, and knowledge of computers is gaining importance as welding, soldering, and brazing machine operators become more responsible for programming robots and other computer-controlled machines.

  • Courses in blueprint reading, shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, chemistry, and metallurgy are helpful.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • In addition, they may have to lift heavy objects and work in awkward positions while bending, stooping, kneeling or standing to work overhead.? They wear safety shoes, heat-resistant gloves, goggles, masks with protective lenses, and other equipment to prevent burns and eye injuries and to protect them from falling objects.



WORK?ENVIRONMENT
Welders and cutters may work outdoors, often in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area designed to contain sparks and glare. When working outdoors, they may work on a scaffold or platform high off the ground.


 

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