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Lead Welder – North Branch, MN


Objective: Leads welders, performs all types of welding, inspection of parts, and provides direction to others on the fabrication team.

Essential Functions: 

  • Leads team of welders by monitoring the assigned work activities of the team.
  • Ensure assigned work is done efficiently and meets productions deadlines and standards.
  • Provides feedback and direction to team.
  • Thoroughly trains team members as needed.
  • Works from drawings and/or work instructions, set up parts and/or major components and using appropriate cutting and abrasive devices, prepare the components for welding.
  • Locates and measures to and from the correct surfaces and provide detailed inspection information regarding the surfaces identified and specified on the provided work instructions.
  • Understands distortion and heat input controls and measurement as well as correctional methods.
  • Uses suitable tools to properly contour weld parts and components to match complex and close tolerance configuration requirements.
  • Provides recommendations and general production process improvements.
  • Proficient use of basic hand tools such as grinder, cut-off wheel, and magnetic drill.
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret a tape measure.
  • Experience in layout, measuring, and fitting metal components.
  • Must be able to read and interpret manufacturing blueprints and weld symbols.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions.
  • Performs any other associated job-related duties as assigned by management.
  • Conduct all your activities within the guidelines of all company policies, procedures, safety, and work rules.


  • Class A Certification.
  • At least 3-5 years welding experience. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in TIG, MIG, and MMA techniques.
  • Experience with electrical or manual tools (saws, calipers, squares, etc).
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to influence a team.
  • Understanding of applicable OSHA standards and/or knowledge of safety policies and best practices.

    Supporting Qualifications:

    • Must be flexible to work extra hours when needed.
    • Deftness and attention to detail.
    • Able to adapt quickly to changing work environment and hours.
    • Must have High School Diploma.
    • Ability to safely lift up-to 50lbs.
    • Repetitive hand movement, reach with both hands and bend as necessary while standing for long periods of time.

    Classification: Full-Time  Non-Exempt Status

    (Full-Time Only) Benefits: Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, PTO, 401k                                                                                                                                          


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