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Fitter/Welder (Days) Local 516

Department: Fitter/Welder
Location: Portland, OR

Vigor Values 

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
 We act on what we know is right
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in.

Position Summary: Fit and/or Weld fabricated steel components in the assembly and production of new build fabrication equipment while complying with company Health, Safety, and Environmental Processes. Perform material fitting work including lay-out and fit-up welded or bolted detail. This position will require to be active member of Local Union 516 in good standing or have the ability to join Local Union 516 upon hire.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities: 

Secondary Functions: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Safely perform work in small and/or confined spaces, on ladders, and at heights of 20 feet or more.
  • Produce high quality welds passing a 3G and 4G D1.5 weld test.
  • Recognize and resolve unsafe working conditions.
  • Effectively communicate information and ideas in English both verbally and in writing without assistance or translation.
  • Ability to interpret and comply with WPS “Weld Procedure Certification” forms.
  • Ability to become certified in the operations and control of equipment and systems, including, Overhead Crane Operation, Hi-Lift Operation, and JLG Operation.
  • Conduct and interpret test and inspections of products or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Complete installation and fabrication to exceed published standards and/or project specifications
  • Perform math calculations (add, subtract, divide, multiply) and use mathematics based logic to solve complex problems
  • Accurately use a tape measure and other measuring devices

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Interpersonal Contacts: This position works both independently and as part of a team. The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with others within the team, in other parts of the organization, and within other closely aligned organizations is essential in this role.This position routinely works with minimal supervision taking instruction from specifications, work orders, blueprints, schematics, and other documentation.

Education and/or Experience: 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
  • Be an active member of Local Union 516 in good standing or have the ability to join Local Union 516 upon hire.

Physical Demands:

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.