Manufacturing Weld Fabricator

Holt Cat Waco , TX 76701

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary: This position is responsible for performing basic weld fabrications for the manufacturing of various products and components. The MFG Weld Fabricator II demonstrates proficiency as a welder in the following skills: understanding drawings and blueprints, following standard procedures displaying repeatable high-quality results when setting up parts, tack welding, stitch welding, and seal welding.

Generally has more than two years of experience and/or demonstrated job-relevant knowledge/skills and obtained welding certifications in the GMAW welding processes (1-3 G/F). MFG Weld Fabricator II has a basic knowledge of standard and technical concepts, practices, and procedures in multiple manufacturing areas. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job; requires hands-on instruction with some independence.

The incumbent in this position is expected to model the following practices on a daily basis: 1) Demonstrate alignment with the company's mission and core business values; 2) Collaborate with key internal/external resources; 3) Participate in ongoing self-development.

Essential Functions:

  • Follows guidelines and procedures to set up and tack/stitch weld subassemblies and full product utilizing various tools and fixtures

  • Assists with developing new fabrication weldment procedures, utilizing drawings, blueprints, and welding symbols while referencing current standard work

  • Performs basic skills to interpret blueprints, drawings, and all welding processes through weld symbols and callouts

  • Performs basic skills to complete work orders, fabrication, and welding on the product and their components

  • Ensures all weldments are in compliance with specific welding codes, procedures, and quality standards

  • Performs basic oxy/acetylene torch cutting and welding of multiple different welding processes

  • Performs and completes tasks with minimal supervision

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; e.g., ProTech Welder Training Paths

  • Performs processes as outlined in Standard Work to develop and maintain consistency between shifts and areas

  • Transports material in the area or between areas utilizing overhead crane, jibs, carts, magnets, and other devices

  • Works as a member of the manufacturing team to provide high-quality products that satisfy the customer (internal and external) and achieves manufacturing goals

  • Owns performance of equipment and work area through regular operator checks and maintenance resulting in operational equipment and work areas in good, clean and orderly condition (Operator Performed Maintenance - OPM, and 5S)

  • Observes and adheres to all safety aspects/policies/training/call outs at all times and requires reporting of all near misses and incidents

  • Adheres to contamination control and HAZMAT rules and regulations

  • Performs quality inspections, complete reports/documents, and any other necessary paperwork, and enforces required rework prior to customer

  • Communicate variances to established processes for an area or product

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Works overtime as required by workload and customers' needs

  • Requires regular and punctual employee attendance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of weld equipment and dimensional tools, including their uses, and maintenance

  • Basic knowledge of specification and drawing interpretations; e.g. drawings, blueprints and computers and the use of equipment needed to fabricate and perform in the task at hand

  • Basic knowledge with current computer software, related hardware, and machine electronic systems

  • Developing good work habits, accuracy and exceptional attention to detail and quality of work and awareness

  • Ability to demonstrate technical skills as a skilled qualified welder and fabricator to effectively perform assigned welding tasks

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

  • Adaptable to changing schedules and exhibits time management skills

  • Ability to follow logical troubleshooting and standard operating procedures when performing welding fabrication

  • Ability to develop thinking and problem-solving skills to learn and understand Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) process

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a strong work ethic being dependable, reliable and honest with demonstrated integrity

  • Ability to operate hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, and equipment used in fabrication and welding

  • Required to be a self-starter and self-motivated with an exceptional safety record

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • A minimum of two years' experience of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience preferred; two or more years required

  • Basic Welding Certifications required in the GMAW welding process in the 1-3 G/F positions preferred

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Driver's license required and an acceptable driving record

  • Required PC skills to use MS Office and Holt Operating System (DBS, SIS)

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


  • None

Physical Requirements:

  • A significant amount of time standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping, climbing and reaching

  • Constant movement and use of limbs, hands, this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina

  • Ascends/descends with gradual or continuous progress by oneself, using both hands and feet and climbs up and down ladders and/or equipment

  • Routinely reacts to visual, auditory and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work

  • Must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue

  • Be able to maneuver safely and work underneath blocked and cribbed p

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Manufacturing Weld Fabricator

Holt Cat