Welding Production Lead

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Posted: 02/08/2019 Employment Type: Manufacturing Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 02082019-CORP Pay Rate: 18.00 to 23.00 Per hour



This position is responsible for welding, joining metal components or filling holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products by use of hand-welding and/or flame-cutting equipment; also acts as the Lead Welder for the dept. in the designated location. Lead Welder will assign work on a daily basis and act as the point person if there are any production issues.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate MIG welder

  • Follow written and verbal work instructions as provided by the welding supervisor

  • Review and study the blueprints provided for each job

  • Inspect material to be welded to verify they can be welding according to specifications provided

  • Report any defect or non-conforming part to the dept. lead immediately

  • Perform functional/aesthetic welding beads

  • Ability to weld fittings/etc. into fabricated steel components

  • Use or request jigs as needed prior to welding

  • Operate robotic welder as required

  • Monitor purchased items required for welding and advise supervisor when orders need to be placed

  • Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to perform job responsibilities safely and efficiently

  • Approach change and difficult situations in a professional manner; demonstrate flexibility

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance and punctuality; accurately report hours worked and time off

  • Respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints

  • Assist in keeping work area and equipment in safe working condition. Initiate correction of hazards as appropriate and/or notify supervisor of hazards in a timely manner. Operate equipment following manufacturers’ procedures and use proper body mechanics

  • In the event of a workplace incident or injury, immediately file first report with Safety Supervisor and/or Vice President





  • Ability to read tape measure/clamps and convert fractions to decimal measurements

  • Ability to read and use measuring equipment, including micrometers and calipers

  • Must be detail-oriented

  • Must be self-motivated and team oriented

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and other departments

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions

  • Ability to read and follow blueprints

  • Must wear steel toed shoes and safety glasses in all plant facilities


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