Prefabrication Welder

Prefabrication · Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Department Prefabrication
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

 Summary Description

Under the direction of the Pre-Fab Manager & Floor Supervisor it will be the responsibility of the Welder to safely fabricate and weld components deemed necessary for installations. It will be the duty of the welder to account for materials and equipment required to complete these assemblies in a timely fashion with respect to the expectations set forth by the Pre-Fab Manager or Floor Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities                                

Essential Functions:

  • Reads blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures.
  • Determines appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements.
  • Sets up components for welding according to specifications.
  • Adheres to all prefabrication processes and procedures. 
  • Aligns components using calipers, rulers and clamp pieces. 
  • As fabrication is required, a cost-effective approach with minimum waste is desirable.   
  • Welds components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions including vertical, horizontal or overhead. 
  • Maintains equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety.
  • Tests and inspect welded surfaces and structures to detect and correct flaws.
  • Safeguards and maintains Tri-M equipment, material, tools and vehicles.

Job Qualifications

Skills & Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a welder including four years’ experience in the construction trade. 
  • Current and valid welding certificate, a plus. 
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools to include saws, squares, calipers, etc.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the assigned work location/office.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must Purchase Company required personal tools and maintain in good condition.
  • Ability and willingness to drive company vehicles as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally to job sites as needed.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10-hour shifts.
  • Standing and climbing 4 to 6 hours/day.
  • Kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, and bending 4 to 5 hours/day.
  • Twisting (180° ) and walking 2 to 3 hours/day.
  • Squatting and sitting 1 to 2 hours/day.
  • Lifting weights of 0 to 75 lbs. at the following frequencies:  continuous lifting of 10 to 35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 75 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 10’ lengths of metallic conduit and 20' lengths of PVC conduit; average carry requirements, 60 lbs. for 40'.
  • Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder.
  • Repetitive use of hands includes: continuous grasping up to 50 lbs.; frequent pushing and pulling of 50 to 75 lbs.; and fine motor coordination for receptacle installation and wire terminations.
  • Repetitive use of feet is required for operating heavy equipment, conduit benders and vertical climbing.
  • Vision adequate for blueprint reading and color coding for wire identification.
  • Balance adequate for continuous climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts and for working from heights.
  • Environmental factors may include working in temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F up to 8 hours inside or outside and atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, and odors within the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
  • Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and potentially explosive hazards.
  • Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, and appropriate gloves for the task.  Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, arc flash protective gear, and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves, etc.  


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  • Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience