Job Description

Position Overview Lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames, bridge parts, and pressure vessels, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements. Includes experimental welders who analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable.

Essential Job Functions

• Lays out, positions, and secures parts and assemblies according to specifications, using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and ruler.

• Tack-welds or welds components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment.

• Cuts workpiece, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knife.

• Installs or repairs equipment.

• Observes tests on welded surfaces, to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications.

• Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances. • Removes rough spots from workpiece, using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper.

• Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions

• Heats, forms, and dresses metal parts, using hand tools, torch, or arc welding equipment.

• Ignites torch and adjusts valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc.

• Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations

  • Develops templates and other work aids to hold and align parts.

•Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.


• Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. • Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

• Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

• Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

• Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

• Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials



• Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

• Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

• Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

• Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or leg

Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

• Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

• Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

• Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

• Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

• Number Facility -- The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. • Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. • Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.


• Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

• Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

• Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

• Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

• Installation -- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

• Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

•Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems

Salary & Benefits

- Health Insurance

- Dental/Vision Insurance

- 401K Retirement Plan

- PTO After 90 Days

- 80 Hours of Vacation after 1 year

- Competitive Pay

How to Apply

If interested, please call 618-533-3251, ext 1221 or 1223

Employer Information
Big 3 Precision Products Inc 2923 S Wabash Ave, Centralia, IL 62801, USA
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