Who We Are
When you have a serious project that needs to be done, look no further than Tradestar. A leader in industrial craftsmanship. We innovate. We deliver.
Tradestar was started in the birthplace of modern water gel explosives. The company was the truck shop where IRECO Chemicals built the first bulk delivery systems for emulsion type commercial explosives. Over the last 50 years, a lot has changed technology, governments, world economies, the materials we use in our daily lives. But, one thing remains unchanged our dedication to doing the best work in the world. We keep an old-fashioned attitude about work, and that is doing what needs to be done to deliver on our promise. More and more, that means relying on brilliant engineers and hardworking craftsmen working in tandem.
Join us in everything that's great about Tradestar: OUR culture, OUR values, OUR commitment to safety and most importantly our PEOPLE. This combination makes Tradestar a terrific place to work.
What You'll Do
Reporting to the Fabrication Supervisor, you will be the expert in processing plant equipment used in the commercial explosives industry worldwide. You will be part of a dynamic team who manages the areas of metal forming specialty truck bodies. Other duties will include:
Apprentice with experienced team members for 2-3 years
Learn and adhere to applicable safety practices, rules, regulations, etc.
Balance work pace, quality, and efficiency
Work in teams and accomplish goals together
Use workplace efficiency concepts (i.e. visual management, 5S, standard work, etc.)
Monitor daily/weekly/monthly work performance through Key Process Indicator graphs
Read and understand drawings, schematics, designs, and blueprints of tanks and other steel assemblies for truck bodies and process plant equipment.
Operate metal forming equipment to produce layout pieces for fabrication (i.e. plasma table, shear, press brake, roll bender, band saw, drill press, stationary grinder, hand grinder/buffer, etc.)
Willingness to cross train into non-layout areas as the needs arise (i.e welding, assembly, paint prep, etc.)
Operate various shop equipment including forklift, overhead crane, jib crane, grinder, sander, drill, and other related fabrication equipment.
Accurately account for components used for specific jobs/work orders
Search for, identify, and implement improvement ideas continually
Shift to non-core jobs if required by supervisor
This role will be considered competent as the individual meets a minimum of 50% competence of the Intermediate position description for Layout Specialist B, A competency test may be required.
What We're Looking For
High School Diploma Required; Trade and/or Technical School Training preferred
Some High School or Technical School experience in metal forming and welding preferred
Use of "Burn Table" technology not mandatory, but highly preferred
Training/education will be provided to build additional competence
Welding proficiency preferred but not required (a welding test may be administered to verify competence)
Good communication skills (written, conversation, face to face, email, text, etc.)
Reading and writing proficiency required
Good mechanical aptitude.
Requires intermediate computer navigation (file sharing, uploading/downloading files, computer interface experience
Requires intermediate math skills (proficient in fractions, decimals, conversions, and basic geometry)
Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and team player
What We Offer
Vacation time + 10 paid holidays + a couple of PTO days
Full health benefits including employer HSA contributions + dental plan with an orthodontic option, wellness coaching available
Up to a 4% 401k match
Generous tuition reimbursement program
Friendly and supportive coworkers
Tradestar Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
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