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Sr. Welder

Job Details

Superior - Carrollton, GA
$23.00 - $27.00



The Sr. Welder is responsible for assembling pieces of metal together or repairing damage in metal components using metal inert gas (MIG) welding. Duties include reading blueprints, cutting metal into the appropriate shape, and inspects weldments for welding defects and repairs as necessary.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Selects and sets up the necessary tools and equipment for assigned work orders.
  • Performs assigned work from start to finish including, gathering, measuring, cutting, laying out, and bending materials using appropriate machinery then tacking, welding, and cleaning product.
  • Operates manual wire feed welders and automatic welders to produce quality welds using the appropriate welding wire, heat, arc, speed, depth, and bead size.
  • Operates equipment and machinery according to specific operation and safety instructions including, but not limited to, MIG welders, oxy/acetylene cutting torches, portable band saws, notching/shearing machines, power drills, benders, roll cutters, and swage formers.
  • Performs welding operation in several modes including MIG and/or stick, following customer specifications on standard and custom work orders, sketches, blueprints, verbal instructions, and other forms of instructions.
  • Produces a first piece according to product requirements and specifications and obtains approvals prior to proceeding.
  • Reads and interprets weld symbols, blueprints, specifications, diagrams and/or schematics to ensure appropriate welding process.
  • Observes tests on welded surfaces to evaluate weld quality and specification conformance including, blend and close welds, pin holes, removing splatter from product using proper tools and proper techniques to avoid damaging the product.
  • Inspects completed welds to determine structural soundness and weld quality in relations to specification conformance.
  • Responds quickly to priority changes and works well under pressure due to scheduling constraints and performs quality work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Confers with supervisor to resolve welding problems or on-the-job issues.
  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems and refers more complex issues to supervisor.
  • May provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to trainees.
  • Promotes the Companys mission, values, and commitment to quality.
  • Other duties not described herein as assigned by managing supervisor.


Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Associate degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 2-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


May be required to travel between local facilities.

Computer Skills

Demonstrated proficiency with MS Excel, Word, and Outlook is preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to sit, climb, balance, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, push, pull, crawl and reach overhead.
  • Able to continuously stand and walk on hard floors for the duration of a full shift (up to 10 hours).
  • Able to continuously handle, feel, manipulate a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and materials.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Other Skills

  • Able to report early and work late.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule with overtime as required, including some weekends.
  • Able to perform mathematical calculations of simple to medium complexity.
  • Able to operate and use manual tools and equipment such as a grinder, soft blow hammer, level, measuring tape, square, markers, wire brush, welders pliers and clamps.
  • Able to work independently or with a team to produce results.
  • Able knowledge of wire and filler materials applications for various steel alloys, aluminum, and some exotic materials.
  • Able working knowledge of fixtures and weld set up parameters (amps, volts, etc.).
  • Able to recognize areas of the product that need to be ground and blended.
  • Able to read and interpret a variety of documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Able to obtain AWS Certification within 6 months of hire date if required.

PlayCore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.