Position Description

H4 Welder
Location Cedar Rapids, IA
Department Manufacturing & Operations
Employment Status Regular Full Time
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The H4 Welder is responsible to use semi-automatic welding equipment to efficiently weld various components for products.  The H4 Welder will produce high quality weldments, requiring welds in length up to 18” in flat and vertical, 12” in horizontal, and 7” in overhead positions; on stainless and carbon steel materials. Production of welds with good aesthetics in various joint configurations is required. Fabrication of quality weldments of a limited complexity in print comprehension and process of building is required.

Key Responsibilities


Critical 55%

  • Receives instructions, prints, and work orders for the job. Plans details of working procedure, tools, and material requirements with minimal assistance.
  • Interprets blueprints, specifications, diagrams or schematics to ensure products meet quality standards.
  • Performs finishing welds with good aesthetics within joints on various weldments.
  • Inspects completed welds to determine structural soundness and performs quality checks on work completed.

Productivity / Job Knowledge 20%

  • Joins and fabricates metal by applying appropriate welding techniques with minimal assistance.
  • Sets up and tack welds parts with or without use of fixtures or jigs with minimal assistance.
  • Keeps equipment and work area clean and organized, performs required PM’s on machines and equipment and reports all non-conformities to Line Lead, Supervisor or Maintenance until the problem has been rectified.
  • Makes repairs or performs low profile rework as directed.
  • Works as part of a team with other employees, trains others as directed.

Dependability 15%

  • Demonstrates a good attendance record; is aware of the impact that missing work will have on the customer as well as co-workers.
  • Completes goals/projects on time or ahead of schedule.
  • Responds to work assignments and requests by being cooperative and available.
  • Follows through and meets commitments.
  • Available as a resource to subordinates and/or peers.

Safety 10%

  • Follows safety procedures, protocols, policies, and adheres to all SAFESTART concepts, and acts when others are not holding themselves accountable.

Total 100%


Act Like an Owner. 20%

  • Leads by example and takes ownership in everything you do and or say.
  • If you see something, say something and follow through until it's right.
  • Treats others with respect and kindness.

Be Interested. Stay Interested. 20%

  • Isn’t complacent. Seizes opportunities to learn by participating in activities to increase understanding.

Create Change. Start With Yourself. 20%

  • Asks "why", is open-minded, and challenges the status quo.
  • Leads and supports changes for the sake of improvement.

Seek New Perspectives. 20%

  • Seeks new perspectives from all available sources to challenge your own, and brings them into your decision making process.
  • Involves all stakeholders in making decisions. Is open to input from all sources.

Fail Fast. Learn Fast. 20%

  • Considers long and short-term outcomes when making decisions.
  • Is fearless.
  • Readily admits mistakes.

Total 100%


Qualifications and Essential Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • Ability to pass all required AWS welder qualification tests.
  • Ability to consistently complete welds of acceptable quality up to 18” in length on stainless and carbon steel materials.  
  • Ability to produce welds with good aesthetics in all positions and various joint configurations.
  • Basic computer skills are required; must be able to use computer systems to look-up information, clock-in/clock-out, and report work activities.  Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is preferred.
  • Ability to read blueprints at a basic level.
  • Ability to read a tape measure up to 1/16”.
  • Good math skills are required; ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; up to 8 hours in an 8 hour shift.  The employee will frequently lift 50 pounds.  The employee will push/pull with up to 110 pounds of force.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, or crawl.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to balance, climb ladders, or work on platforms to access elevated equipment.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration, and occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. Employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Employee is required to wear steel toed shoes, gloves, and safety glasses.   The noise level in the plant shop environment is moderately loud. In addition to standard PPE, welders are required to wear a welding helmet and may be required to wear leather clothing and ear plugs.  Handles hazardous waste according to company policy and participates in annual hazardous waste training.

We consider applicants for all position without regard to race, sex, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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