As a KEITH Manufacturing Co. Welder 1, you will be responsible for setting up and operating manual or semiautomatic welding machines that weld together parts of fabricated metal products, as specified by layouts, welding procedures, and operating charts: welds cylindrical or irregular parts that may be clamped or otherwise positioned.  The ideal candidate will have a steady hand and keen attention to detail.


5:00 am – 3:30 pm   Monday – Thursday    Overtime Required

Essential Functions

  • Layout, position, and secure parts and assemblies according to specifications
  • Read and interpret blueprints and or drawings to determine the specific welding requirements
  • Tack-weld or weld components and assemblies using welding equipment
  • Inspect grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using precision measuring instruments
  • Understand proper quality weld standards (including slag removal)
  • Responsible for checking completed parts to meet KEITH Quality Control standards
  • Keep work areas clean and organized and take proper care of all equipment and facilities
  • Maintain a “customer first” mindset for productivity and quality
  • Maintain 6S in the work area
  • Meets agreed upon manufacturing goals on time
  • Arrive at work, meetings, appointments, and other work-related functions on time and as scheduled

Peripheral Duties

  • May position and clamp workpieces together or assemble them in a jig or fixture
  • May operate other machinery in the area when necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Welding experience preferred
  • Have a solid understanding of welding equipment and accessories
  • Able to read and follow blueprints
  • Lean experience preferred
  • May be required to pass employer performance tests
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to read a tape measure, pressure gauge, precision measurement tools
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions as well as the ability to work independently

Working Conditions

  • Works in Weld Shop
  • Daily exposure to continual noise from machines
  • Exposure to intense light and hot materials

Equipment/Machinery Used

  • Mig
  • Grinders

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit or stand for 8 to 10 hours at a time
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.

Personal Attributes

  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

KEITH Manufacturing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is our Company’s policy to recruit and select the most qualified candidate for any job openings.  Our selection and promotion decisions are made on factors such as demonstrated ability, experience, and training without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

KEITH Manufacturing Co. is a drug-free workplace.  All final candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

KEITH Manufacturing Co. hires U.S. citizens and persons lawfully authorized to work in the U. S

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