Welder – 2nd Shift

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Position Summary:

Responsible for setting up and operating welding equipment together with atmospheric control equipment to perform difficult welding operations on a wide range of metals and alloys for complicated subassemblies and assemblies involving coinciding requirements for high strength, pressure and aesthetics.

Essential Functions:

  • Assemble, align, square up and tack weld a variety of complicated subassemblies and assemblies using B/Ms, steel tape, straight edge, squarer, clamps, jacks fixtures, templates and similar equipment
  • Fit part using torch or carbon arc or hand grinding equipment to facilitate alignment and assembly
  • Set up and regulate pressure for oxyacetylene torch  
  • Select electrode size and type, tips and welding rod or wire as required
  • Regulate gas for proper atmospheric control, current and voltage for proper penetration and fusing of metals                 
  • Check and straighten gasket surfaces and grind excess weld from finished work
  • Lay out and secure work which may involve heavy parts and assemblies  Regulate current and voltage for proper penetration and fusion of similar and dissimilar metals
  • Perform Mig/Tig Welding as required
  • Perform preventive maintenance procedures as needed
  • Provide personal tools as required
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Contribute to team effort by training others in performance of welding tasks as needed
  • Inspect all work and insure it meets requirements prior to passing it on to the next operation
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to safety use small hand and power tools, measuring tools, air tools and welding equipment
  • Must be able to read and interpret Drawings and Bills of Material
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must be able to perform Mig and Tig welding


  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience
  • At least one year of formal welding training or the equivalent level of experience
  • Three years of welding experience in a manufacturing environment

Physical Demands: (The work is classified as Medium – Heavy Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles) Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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