Welder - Red Deer

Position Summary:

The Welder position is responsible for welding fittings (including valves and drilling equipment), piping and vessels. This individual will be able to work on projects with little supervision. They will operate appropriate equipment according to customer or employer specifications by putting together mechanical structures or parts with a great deal of precision.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Operate the welding equipment in a safe manner
  • Produce strong penetrated welds that are smooth, non-porous, and consistent
  • Follow procedures and use appropriate jigs and fixtures for the welding process
  • Ensure that only calibrated tools and equipment are used
  • Maintain/produce a level of output that will minimize production delays
  • Maintain an orderly work area
  • Communicate effectively with other workers in the manufacturing department
  • Assist other individuals in the area when needed.
  • Evaluate and maintain all records associated with in-process orders to maintain traceability of materials as required
  • Demonstrate and emphasize a safety conscience attitude


Skills Training and Competencies:

  •  Ability to weld vertical, flat, and overhead welds with good penetration and a quality appearance as well as carbon and stainless steel
  • Skill to operate propane, natural gas and acetylene torches
  • Capability to lift 50 pounds
  • Physical ability to work and weld in awkward positions such as kneeling, lying down, and overhead
  • Demonstrated understanding of QHSE Procedures that relate to the Manufacturing functions
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work within a complex, fast-moving work environment under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as a positive contributing member within a team environment
  • Familiar with applicable design code requirements
  • Experience with reading tape measures, angle finders, blueprint drawings and cut lists
  • Understanding of fractions and angles
  • Problem-solving and organizational skills

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Welding Apprenticeship program preferred
  • 2nd or 3rd-year Apprentice
  • STT equipment experience considered an asset
  • Forklift and/or Overhead Crane certificates an asset


Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing shop environment
  • Steel-toed boots are required
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Friday, some overtime and weekends as required
  • Annual holiday closures
  • Physically demanding – standing on concrete, kneeling, crouching, bending, lifting, etc.

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