Welder - Construction Job in Cedar Rapids, IA
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Job Type: Temp
Job Ref Code: 37-13-1975
Do you like working with your hands and big metal toys, tools and machines? Do you learn quickly and take pride in a job well done? Are you looking to gain and enhance your skills in a trade offering lifelong work opportunities in diverse areas of the economy? Well, if any of this describes you, then we’d love to talk to you about a Welder position.
The job responsibilities may include the following:
- Using hand-held or remotely controlled welding equipment to join or cut metal parts, or fill holes, indentations, or the seams of metal products.
- Studying blueprints, sketches, or specifications and calculating dimensions to be welded.
- Inspecting structures or materials to be welded and monitoring the welding process to avoid overheating.
- Maintaining equipment and machinery.
- Working outdoors, often in inclement weather, on a scaffold or high platform. May also work indoors in a confined indoor area designed to contain sparks and glare.
- Lifting heavy objects, working in awkward positions while bending, stooping, or standing to work overhead.
- Working evenings or weekends, with 8 to 12-hour shifts each day.
- Be detailed oriented, have physical strength, hand-eye coordination, and ability to focus on job responsibilities.
- Have manual dexterity and the ability to steadily hold a torch in one place.
- Have good physical stamina and the ability to endure long periods of standing or making repetitious movements.
- Build technical skills and training to operate welding equipment to fuse metal.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Be able to understand and communicate information. Proficiency in English is essential.
- Begin and complete an apprenticeship program upon starting the role (required).
- Carry or lift heavy objects and to squat, kneel down, bend, or crawl in awkward positions.
- Learn to use a variety of welding equipment and procedures, and electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
- Gain knowledge of safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.).
- Obtain general certification in welding or related certification — is extremely useful.
- Have completed courses in blueprint reading, shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, chemistry, and metallurgy — helpful, but not required.
- Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings — a strong bonus.
What you may gain while on the job:
- Staying active — this job will keep you busy and engaged throughout the day.
- Communication skills — to provide information and coordinate with supervisors and co-workers to carry out daily responsibilities.
- Learning opportunity — a chance to learn a wide variety of welding skills and knowledge.
- Teaching & mentoring skills — helping train and prepare new employees for the job.
- Rewarding career — opportunities for advancement to supervisory, management, and advanced assignments.