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Welder - KVI

Department: Production
Location: Seattle, WA

Essential functions:
Operates welding equipment using appropriate GMAW techniques to weld aluminum plates and extrusions in all positions, occasionally in confined spaces

            Prepares weldments using a variety of tools such as grinders, saws, wire brushes and      routers

            Interprets specifications from blueprints, drawings, charts and weld schedules to layout weld patterns

            Performs tack-welding during fabrication phase of construction

            Operates cranes, clamps, hydraulic rams and other typical boat building equipment

Job Requirements:

            Education and Experience:

            High school diploma or equivalent

            Must have a minimum of two years of verifiable aluminum GMAW (MIG) welding during   the past five years            


Boat building experience preferred


            Required to pass 3G and 4G Coast Guard aluminum plate welding tests within first 30    days of employment


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

            Demonstrable skill performing commercial grade aluminum welds with the GMAW process

            Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and weld schedules

            Ability to use typical shop fabrication devices such as tri-squares, levels and tape measures

            Experienced with shop mathematics

            Experienced safe and effective operation of an overhead crane

Physical Demands (typical):

Maneuvering in tight places, uneven floors

Climbing up and down ladders, ramps and stairs

Standing for long periods of time

Lifting and moving objects weighing up to 50lbs. intermittently; lifting objects weighing over 50lbs. with assistance

Working Conditions:

Highly industrial manufacturing environment

Exposure to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors

Occasional overtime required

Various shift work required

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, 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, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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