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19 May 2022

Full-Time Welder, 1st Shift – HFH – JR0013359

Lauren Ross Richmond, Virginia, United States

Job Description


At Alfa Laval, we always go that extra mile to overcome the toughest challenges. Our driving force is to accelerate success for our customers, people and planet. You can only achieve that by having dedicated people with a curious mind. Curiosity is the spark behind great ideas. And great ideas drive progress.


Who you are


You are a self-motivated team player with the ability to work in line with Alfa Laval drivers; Action, Interaction, and Satisfaction. You are driven and see solutions rather than problems, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks.


About the job


Our Richmond manufacturing facility is adding a brand-new 1st shift welder to our lineup, and we’d like to hear from you. This position works in the fabrication of pumps and valves made from stainless steel. The Welder, using blueprints and other documents, will lay out, fit and weld fabricated, cast and forged components to various parts of pumps and valves using a variety of weld processes in a number of positions.


Hours: 6:00am – 2:30pm Monday through Friday, plus overtime as required


Base pay starts at $19.93 per hour (or higher based on experience)


As a part of the team, you will:

* Read and interpret blueprints.


* Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal pieces using TIG welding processes.


* Operate manual flame cutting equipment.


* Operate metal shaping machines such as hand box brake, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines.


* Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments.


* Removes rough spots from work piece, using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper.


* Welds components in multiple positions.


* Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.


* Notifies supervisor of any quality or safety issues.


* Maintains effective interpersonal working relationships, functions as a team member.


* Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.


* Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


* Works in other departments on an as-needed basis.


* Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.


* Assist in training new employees in the safe and most efficient use of fabricating and welding methods.


What you know


You have a high school diploma or GED, with an associate degree in Welding Technology preferred, basic computer skills, an ability to lift up to 60 pounds, and 2+ years of prior experience in:

* Experience working with stainless steel materials

* High comfort level with and ability to read and interpret blueprints, bill of materials, filler metal specifications, welding symbols, WPS, and PQRs

* Qualifying and welding on all processes in 6G position


High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Candidates interested in company-provided GED program will be considered.


Alfa Laval is unable to consider sponsorship or relocation assistance for candidates applying for this role.


Note: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.  The employee is regularly required to use hands to operate equipment.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distinguish color, and ability to adjust focus. Safety equipment required when present on shop floor – at a minimum, footwear, hearing and eyewear. Other equipment required depending on task.


What’s in it for you?


We offer a challenging position in an open and friendly environment where we help each other to develop and create value. Your work will have a true impact on Alfa Laval’s future success. Our benefits-eligible associates enjoy healthcare, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, generous 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off benefits, and more. #LI-DNI


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