Welder-$1500 Sign-on Bonus

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-329578
    • Job Location: Dallastown, PA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/20/2022
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
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Job Description

2nd and 3rd Shift Only

10% Differential on 2nd; 7% Differential on 3rd

No Weekends; No Mandatory Overtime


To join metals using GTAW and GMAW (Mig) welding processes and to cut metals using Oxy-Fuel cutting torch or plasma Arc cutting equipment.  Must be proficient in welding Thin gage aluminum with the GTAW (Tig) and GMAW (Mig) processes and able to pass various welding tests in accordance with various AWS welding codes and Military Standards and Specifications.


  • Must have at least 1 year of experience Mig and Tig welding light gage aluminum and steel
  • May be required to perform up to three types of welding processes including GMAW & GTAW in accordance with various AWS and Military Codes and Specifications. More senior level position may also require the ability to Oxy-Fuel weld.
  • Must be able to read and understand Blueprints (drawings) and associated welding symbols
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
  • Assists with and/or constructs welding jigs and fixtures; some layout required. More senior level position includes designing the layout.
  • Selects proper welding parameters, and electrodes/filler metals for the particular type metal to be welded which may include ferrous and non-ferrous metals (i.e., aluminum, steel, stainless steel).
  • Performs tack welding and Oxygen/Fuel torch for heating and cutting.
  • Chips, grinds and cleans welds as necessary.
  • Performs other tasks associated with welding, such as joining preparation, clamping, measurement verification, inspection of completed welds and providing count of completed pieces.
  • Uses test equipment (i.e., fixed gages, fillet weld gages, pressure gages) to check work.
  • Uses various tools and machines which may include GMAW, GTAW welding equipment, automatic welding gun, plasma cutter, oxygen/fuel torch, various grinding apparatus, and other tooling and equipment as needed.

Experience and Skills

Must have at least GED or High School Diploma 


  • Shop Floor Environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (rotating wrists, keyboarding, using small/large tools)
  • Ability to lift  up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to tolerate constant noise (i.e., machine motors)
  • Ability to pass a Pulmonary Function Test
  • Ability to follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA/FSA)
  • Life Insurance 
  • Short Term Disability 
  • Long Term Disability 
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • 401K
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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