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Layout Welder

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SMF Minonk - Minonk, IL
Full Time

Layout Welder

SMF has what YOU are looking for in a CAREER!! Our mission is to provide superior products and services to our customers through meaningful investments in our members and capabilities. We succeed based on the care and value we place in our members that provide services to our customers and communities around the world. 

Our Total Rewards Package includes:

  • ANNUAL BONUS Program
  • Competitive Starting Pay at $27/hr (Based on Experience)
  • $2.50/hr Shift Premium
  • Excellent Benefits Package including LOW & NO COST Insurance programs and other Company Paid Benefits
  • 13 PAID Holidays (10 regular paid holidays + 3 paid Holiday Break days)
  • A Generous Paid Time Off Package (Paid Vacation & Flex Time)
  • 401K Plan with Company Match & Profit Sharing
  • Plus Many Career Development Opportunities

SMF (an Etnyre International Company) is a full-service heavy metal manufacturing facility that specializes in heavy and light fabrication for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With two locations, Minonk, IL and Anderson, SC, our organization has a fifty-year history servicing the construction, power generation, agriculture, and mining industries. Ninety-five percent of SMF’s business is as a Tier One supplier to OEMs, so we are held to high standards by our Fortune 500 clients. Our high-quality production and outstanding reputation can be attributed to our longevity in the industry, as well as our skilled members. That’s why we are in the top ½ percent of machine shops nationwide. With more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing capabilities between our two facilities. Our processes include everything from engineering and fabrication to multiple finishing options.  In late 2020, SMF joined the Etnyre International team and is now part of a larger organization with exciting growth opportunities.

We are looking for qualified Layout Welders to join our team on 2nd and 3rd shift.


Assembles and fabricates steel component parts and/or fixturing to build high quality product and full assembly of components using specialized equipment.


  • Reads, interprets, and follows blueprints, engineering drawings, and other documents to build steel parts for production and/or fixturing.
  • Lays out work on bluco table or similar type modular fixturing equipment. Sets up work with provided documentation and knowledge of required fabrication processes to produce high quality components or finished product.
  • Inspects work in-process and completion to ensure customer specifications are met.
  • Uses a variety of welding and other equipment to achieve desired results.
  • Performs weld rework and repairs to fixturing and other tooling as required.
  • Inspects and measures finished products to ensure quality specifications are achieved.
  • Checks and maintains equipment and tools daily to ensure functionality.
  • Provides training and guidance to new Layout Welders as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required, including production welding when assigned.

Qualifications & Physical Requirements

  • AWS certification and advanced welding experience.
  • 2 years relevant layout welding or metal fabricator experience required.
  • Technical course certification a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering design and manufacturing processes.
  • Proficient ability to read blueprints and other engineering drawings.
  • Proficiency with a variety of metal fabrication tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrated safe overhead crane operation
  • Mechanical aptitude and good math skills with a keen eye for detail and a results-driven approach
  • Demonstrated communication skills with the ability to train incoming new members and transfers
  • Periodically manually lift up to 50 lbs, stand for long periods of time


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:  All work will be done in a timely manner within established quality standards and consistent with Company policies, priorities and needs. The individual holding this position has a broad responsibility for carrying out the objectives of the Company including supporting all company policies, meeting goals, and working as a contributing team member. Performance will be measured on the function/duties described in the position description, accomplishments during the review period, and the methods/work skills used to achieve the goals.

SMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer