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Sabre Welder (mig) in Sioux City, Iowa

Welder (mig)Sioux City, IA


  • Manually positions pole assembly in pole rollers into proper position for welding.

  • Reads and interprets drawings (including weld symbols) and specifications to determine proper location of attachments, as well as weld size and configuration.

  • Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. Uses tables to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions

  • Adjusts welding machines to achieve desired results within parameters of established welding procedures. Frequently pushes pulls and lifts up to 50 pounds.

  • Uses oxy-fuel torch to pre-heat parts to be welded in accordance with published welding codes and specifications

  • Uses GMAC or FCAW welding process to weld small components or assemblies in 1G and 2F positions

  • Wears protective equipment, including safety glasses, insulated welding gloves, leather sleeves and/or cape and welding hood

  • Works in confined areas at various locations on the small pole assembly line as necessary to weld components described above

  • Uses chipping hammer, wire brush, motorized grinders, and motorized wire brush at various times to clean welded areas.

  • Uses pneumatic drills and magnetic drills to drill carious size holes on pole assembly as required by drawings and specifications

  • Visually inspects his/her work to identify material discrepancies and to ensure that welds have been completed satisfactorily in compliance with applicable drawings and specifications.

  • Uses overhead cranes to transport and move material. Overhead crane training will be required.

  • Uses a weld gauge to measure weld size, standard and metric

  • Reads and interprets work orders and daily production schedules.

  • Corrects labor reporting in MES system to ensure operations are complete.

  • Assists fitter in assembling pole assembly when needed. Uses measuring tape, level, square and angle finder to measure distances and angles

  • Uses oxy-fuel cutting torch and plasma-arc torch for cutting steel.

  • Operates assembly line cart system to move tubular shafts into position for cutting on band saw and for fitting. Operates band saw for cutting tubular shafts according to specifications.

  • Maintains a clean work area.


  • Mig welding experience preferred

  • Skills & Abilities:Basic math aptitude.

  • a.Table and charts

  • 1.Determine amperage and voltage settings.

  • 2.Determine weld size and amount of penetration.

  • 3.Determine correct procedure for required W-Specifications.

  • 4.Determine bend radius on arms.

  • b.Measuring Instruments

  • 1.Tape measure

  • 2.Heat stick-method for determining temperature of plate material.

  • 3.Weld Bead Gauge

  • 4.Metric gauge for Caltrans business

  • Verbally communicate in English language.

  • Must possess adequate dexterity and stamina to sustain expected production effectively.

  • Knowledge and awareness of the safety issues related to each operation performed within the department.

  • Must be able to pass standard pre-employment vision test.

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred


  • Monday - Friday, 6 am - 4:45 pm, Overtime and Weekends as needed (Days)

  • Sunday - Thursday, 5 pm - 3:45 am, Overtime and Weekends as needed (Nights)

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