Job Details
Ultraplay Systems Inc - Red Bud, IL
Full Time
Not Specified
Skilled Labor - Trades


The Welder builds healthy communities through play and recreation by safely welding metal parts together using specified wire welding processes to produce high quality assemblies. This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Lays out, positions, and secures parts and assemblies according to specifications, using straightedge, combination square, calipers and ruler.
  • Tack-welds or welds components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment.
  • Cuts work piece, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knife.
  • Melts lead bar, wire, or scrap to add lead to joint or to extrude melted scrap into reusable form.
  • May install or repair equipment.
  • Observes tests on welded surfaces to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instruments.
  • Removes rough spots from work piece, using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper.
  • Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Heats, forms, and dresses metal parts, using hand tools, torch, or arc welding equipment.
  • Ignites torch and adjusts valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc.
  • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
  • Uses templates and other work aids to hold and align parts to ensure quality and consistency of parts produced.
  • Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
  • Satisfy the required hours of the department.


Requires a broad knowledge of welding. The welding requirements may vary widely depending on the job being offered, this could include that some positions may be on the job for entry-level positions. Higher-level welder positions may require years of formal education in vocational or technical schools or colleges. Some welder positions require a general welding certification or a certificate in a specialty such as robotic welding.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.   Able to speak effectively with employees of the organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule forms.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach above the shoulders; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
  • The employee is required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the manufacturing environment such as steel toe shoes, eye protection and welding arc protection such as gloves and fire resistance clothing.
  • The employee may occasionally work in outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate to loud, and hearing protection is required in specific areas of the facility.


UltraSite a PlayCore Company 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.

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