Production Welder I

Primary Function

This employee hand welds components used to build Ditch Witch equipment. This employee also assembles equipment and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Read information from blueprints, technical manuals or other documents.
  • Set up fixtures, mount parts in fixtures, and perform mechanical assembly. This includes using hand and air tools such as wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.
  • Move and position parts —with a hoist and manually.
  • Use a hoist to lift and position large, heavier components and completed weldments.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate MIG welding equipment to weld machine components.
  • Remove components from fixtures, clean and check them for quality, and correct errors or deficiencies of weldments.
  • Use a computer to check the location, inventory, routing of parts, and to record inventory transactions.
  • Through behavior and communication, maintain positive relationships with customers, clients, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Meet or exceed typical production, quality, attendance, and safety expectations.


  • Manufacturing plant conditions (indoors, with variable temperature, humidity, noise, and dirt).
  • Relatively high temperatures
  • Use of personal protective equipment including a welding hood, gloves, and sleeves, safety glasses, face shields and hearing protection
  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, electrical arc-welding equipment, and materials handling
  • Working with hazardous materials, including solvents, oils, grease, and pressurized gases
  • A variable work schedule (ranging from 8-12 hours daily with overtime paid after 40 hours per week) and some scheduled work on Saturdays.
  • An expectation to work at least 50% of the Extra Time (ET).

Required Skills


  • Have appropriate MIG welding experience OR have completed a formal welding training program (or the equivalent in training and experience).
  • Be able to handle items weighing over 60 pounds. This includes lifting, pushing, pulling, and positioning components.
  • Have appropriate mechanical skills, including experience using hand and air-powered tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.).
  • Have appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills.
  • Have a good work record, including indications of strong self-motivation, reliable attendance, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, & cordial, cooperative personalityPHYSICAL DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS: Medium


    • Standing: Continuous
    • Sitting: Occasional
    • Walking: Frequent
    • Twisting: Frequent
    • Bending: Frequent
    • Elevated Work: Occasional
    • Squatting/Kneeling: Frequent
    • Climbing: Frequent
    • Pulling/Pushing: up to 50lbs
    • Floor to Knuckle: up to 60lbs
    • Knuckle to Shoulder: up to 35lbs
    • Shoulder to Overhead: up to 25lbs


    • Decision Quality– Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Optimizes Work ProcessesKnowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
    • Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
    • Collaborates- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
    • Demonstrates Self-Awareness– Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
    • Action Oriented– Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.


  • A variable work schedule (ranging from 8-12 hours daily with overtime paid after 40 hours per week) and some scheduled work on Saturdays.

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