Shop Welder - Yakima, WA

Employer: Waste Connections

Job Description:
Yakima Waste a Waste Connections Company is looking to hire a Welder to join our team in Yakima, Washington.

Schedule will be Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. Hourly Wage is $22.00-25.00/HR DOE!

Why Join Us?
• CULTURE: It’s a Great place to work! We work in an environment where empowered, self-directed all-stars know what they do is important.
• INTEGRITY: Our definition is “saying what you will do and then doing it!” We keep our promises to our customers and our employees.
• RESPECT: We show respect for our customers and fellow employees. Respect for ourselves grows through all the hard work and great service we provide to the communities we are privileged to serve.

Responsibilities include:
Main duties will be welding and fabrication on Drop Boxes, Compactors, Containers and Truck Fleet.
Ability to effectively communicate and understand needed repairs and/or tasks.
Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements
Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with corporate and OSHA standards.
Welding, painting, and grinding responsibilities.
Welding/Cutting abilities to include MIG, TIG, Stick, Aluminum, Plastic, Brazing, Carbon Arc, Plasma Cutting, OXY Acetylene, MAP Gas and Propane.
Utilize needle scaler, grinder, drill, drill press, sanders, band saw, hand tools, hammers, sledgehammer, tape measure, shear, metal brake, angle finder, level, and shop press.
Driving a forklift.
Available to help Mechanics in maintenance shop as required.
General cleaning responsibilities.
Equipment safety checks: air compressors, welders, ladders, extension cords, miscellaneous hand tools.
Maintain and track inventory of parts and supplies.
Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws
Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal, or overhead)
Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded
Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g., cut material with powered saws to match measurements)
Minimum Job Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA etc.)
Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
3+ years of experience as a Heavy-Duty Welding
Ability to Stand for 8+ Hour Shifts.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds continuously throughout and 8-hour shift.

Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
Work environment may be indoors in a shop or outdoors. Usually, well-light and ventilated. Sometimes necessary to work in awkward or tight positions and to handle greasy or dirty tools. These factors require following basic safety precautions.
To be considered for any of our current openings you must complete an application at . Application information and additional instructions can be found once you select your position of interest.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term & short-term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran)

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: $22.00 - $25.00/hr

Posted on January 19, 2023

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