Alliance Automation
560 Bonnewitz Ave
Van Wert, OH 45891

Metal Fabrication Welder


Position Overview:

The mission of this position is to weld the fabrication components required to build specialized equipment for our customers ranging from the automotive, consumer goods, and food packaging industries. We are looking for a talented welder to weld high-quality metal components from our engineered designs. As a qualified welder, you will be responsible for reading and interpreting engineering prints, welding metal components or structures, and performing quality checks on finished products. You will also be assisting in the set-up of fabricating machines (plasma table/laser table/welders) and designing custom templates. To ensure success as a welder, you should have advanced knowledge of industrial metalwork, a good eye for detail, and excellent mathematical skills. Ultimately, a top-class welder expertly constructs high-quality products to exact specifications. This position requires the ability to work unsupervised to a deadline and manage projects from start to finish. They assist the Fabrication Coordinator in scheduling, assigning work, and ensuring maximum efficiency in the welding process. They also ensure adherence to safety rules and practices.

Top 5 Responsibilities:

Read prints and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures

Set up components for welding according to specification (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)

Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements

Maintain weld Material Levels

Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety / 5S

Additional Responsibilities/Duties

Reading and interpreting engineering prints

Measuring and marking out cutting

Setting up metalworking equipment including drill presses, flame cutters (plasma/laser), brakes, and shears

Checking designs specifications before commencing with cutting work

Welding and constructing metal components

Grinding and finishing completed products

Performing quality checks on completed products

Participate in launch meetings, team meetings, and installation meetings throughout the projectContinuous training and support for fabrication department welders

Assist the Fabrication Coordinator in setting up building plans and timelines

Check stock and order shop material for inventoryEmphasize good habits such as cleanliness, organization, and keeping a clear list of items to stay busy


Required Skills/Abilities:

Excellent communication skills; verbal and written

Previous work experience as a welder

AWS certification or advanced welding experience

Knowledge of engineering design and manufacturing procedures

Ability to read and interpret engineering prints

Proficiency with metal fabrication tools including saws, shears, drill presses, and flame cutters (plasma/laser)

Advanced mathematical skills

Ability to lift and manipulate large metal objects

Ability to stand for long periods

Ability to perform several tasks concurrently

Effective time management skills

Understands manufacturing principles

Strong organizational and management skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software

Physical Requirements:

This position may require constant standing or frequent walking, kneeling, bending, crouching, and twistingWorking in machine building also requires constant cervical flexion and the chin to chest movement. Maximum lifting weight can reach about 50 lbs, maximum carrying weight is about 30 lbs, and the maximum pushing and pulling weights can reach 100-150 lbsFrequent forward and lateral reach may be required, as well as frequent grasping, handling, and pinching. Working in this position requires a very strong ability to work alone and self-supervised as well as the ability to supervise others.It also requires the ability to handle attention to detail, tight deadlines, responsibility and accountability, and the ability to multi-task

Career LevelMid-Level

What We Offer:

Alliance Automation benefits include, but are not limited to:

Paid vacation

Sick time


Retirement and more

We provide qualified employees with access to the following paid training opportunities

A comprehensive online training program

Vendor certified training

Customized internal curriculum

We provide our employees with a safe, clean, climate-controlled work environment

Alliance Automation