Mold Fabricator - Vancouver, WA

Employer: Columbia Machine Inc - Vancouver, WA

Job Description:
Are you driven, motivated, and want a career? Do you have an interest in joining one of the worlds leading manufacturers of concrete products, equipment & palletizing solutions that has set the standard for the past 80 years? If youre looking for a job opportunity that will allow you to put your welding and fabrication talents to use, we may be the perfect place for you. Columbia Machine is one of Vancouvers largest employers, and a family owned business since 1937; we are currently seeking a skilled fabricator with a highly-trained eye for quality to join our team. In this position, youll be exposed to some of the most high-tech welding and fabricating tools in the industry. You will learn new and advanced methods of fabrication, and youll be able to help support our companys vision of delivering products of the highest quality to our customers. Columbia Machine offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision, paid time off, 401K, tuition reimbursement and so much more. If you are looking for a company that values its employees then log on to for more information.
Summary: The welder has primary responsibility of welding steel parts. Each job must be run with safety, accuracy and timeliness in the welding area. The majority of this job will be supervisor directed and observed. All basic welding and machine maintenance is expected including changing rolls, wire tips, liners etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Bolt, clamp, and tack-weld parts to secure position for welding.
Set-up gas-shield mig-welder and weld component parts to blueprint specifications.
Use intermediate knowledge of blueprints and welding symbols to complete job assignment.
Use hand tools, clamps, and grinders to perform job tasks.
As required, repair products by dismantling, straightening, re-shaping, and assembling parts using cutting torch, plasma cutter, and hand tools.
Make basic jigs & fixtures
Able to safely rig and move parts and weldments
Committed to cost reduction and Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking
Maintaining neat and orderly work area, 6S
Complete knowledge of all phases of welding and fabrication related skills
Able to hold +/- 1/32 shop tolerances
High degree of fit/finishing skills
Share knowledge and experience of welding techniques for on-the-job training of new and less experienced fabricators
Complete basic maintenance on welding equipment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (cont.):

Constant (over 66%)
Decision Making
(Decisions may affect a work unity or area within a department. May contribute to business or operational decisions that affect the department.)
Problem Solving
(Problems are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, and general precedents and practices.)

Frequent (33%-66%)
Independence of Action
(Work is closely monitored by supervisor/manager; detailed instructions and procedures are generally provided.)

Occasional (10%-33%)

None to Seldom (0%-10%)
Supervisory Responsibilities

Non-Essential Job Functions

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, skills and/or abilities:


LEAN Principles


Able to run the core height mill (straddle mill)
Ability to fully inspect cores for tolerances issues up to this point
Able to run the core mill in the fab shop
Introduction to Robotic programming Optional
Forklift, Crane, Jib Crane (per Company certification)

Ability to foster and work within a team environment
Actively participates in safety programs and complies with all Columbia safety policies
Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
Ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects at one time
Willingness to work extended hours to meet company needs
Communicates well with peers, supervision, customers, vendors and other departments
Maintains a clean and safe work area
Displays attention to detail and consistently follows Standard Work Instructions (when available) when completing tasks
Self motivated and has the ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to provide mentorship

Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or GED
Graduate of accredited Welding program preferred
Oxyacteylene and Shielded Metal Arc Lab (Clark WELD 112 or equivalent)
3-5 years of relevant experience

Contact Person:
Location: Vancouver, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on October 03, 2019
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