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Roadtec Welder/Fabricator II (Shift TBD)-Mfrs. Rd. in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Description/Job Summary


This is the intermediate level Welder/Fabricator position. He/She will work in a developing capacity with increased responsibility for performing a range of welding and fabricating duties, typically with limited supervision.

Welder/Fabricators perform welding and fabrication of heavy equipment parts to complete assemblies or subassemblies of heavy equipment. He/she will work with a high attention to safety processes and procedures, read and follow all blue prints, production procedures, and work orders to meet production standards and quality expectations. He/She will coordinate work tasks with other departments, such as Engineering, and/or work units to improve work standards, quality and efficiency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but are not limited to)

  • Read, accurately follow, and translate all engineering and production drawings

  • Weld steel components with welding equipment as specified by layouts, engineering drawings, work orders, or verbal instructions

  • Perform welding & fabrication of heavy equipment parts and assemblies to meet established quality standards, production procedures and efficiency expectations

  • Work includes set-up, laying out work using jigs/fixtures or hand layouts to fabricate parts and/or rework finished products

  • Inspect and correct welds as necessary to meet product specifications

  • Flexible may work in different work cells to maximize production as needed

  • Reliable and dependable to ensure smooth production operations

  • Work as part of a team coordinating work and assisting in the fabrication or welding of multi-component parts

  • Willingness to cross-train and perform the work of other job tasks in addition to the primary assigned position

  • Inspect equipment to maintain functional equipment if any equipment needs repairs notify supervisor/lead or maintenance department

  • Operate forklifts, hoists, hand power tools, slings, grinders, cutting torch, and other hand tools related to the jobs needs

  • Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary by Department or Shift Lead



  • Four (4) years or more years of welding and/or fabrication experience in heavy equipment production-line welding

  • Safe overhead and Jib crane operation experience


  • No minimum requirement

/Job-related Skills and Abilities/

  • Ability to accurately read and interpret a tape measure, engineering drawings, and bills of material (BOM's)

  • Ability to apply concepts such as basic math skills, fractions, micrometers, percentages, ratios, proportions to practical situations, and convert decimals into inches

  • Ability to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement

  • Maintain positive, cooperative working relationships by working, acting, and communicating with various personalities getting along with customers, vendors, co-workers and management working both individually and as part of a team

  • Must express criticisms and concerns in a way that promotes teamwork and a positive work environment

  • Skill in working efficiently and accurately to keep up with production requirements and stay productive with little supervision

  • Safe material handling skills in working with steel

  • Capacity to learn quickly, think independently and problem solve with or without guidance provided by Supervisor

  • Flexible and adaptable in coping with pressures, deadlines, and rapidly changing situations

  • Mechanical skills with manual dexterity to perform routine welding activities or tool use


  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • Pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check

  • Provide welding hood and all basic hand tools necessary to perform duties if required

  • Pass weld and measurement test and accurately read blueprints to be considered for position

  • Dependability

  • Willingness to train on first shift if required

  • Willingness to work any shift when needed

  • Flexibility to work additional hours when required


  • Welding and/or fabrication experience with similar parts, processes, and welding equipment and procedures

  • Experience safely operating a forklift

  • High school diploma general education degree (GED)


Astec is dedicated to a culture of Behavior Based SAFETY and a Healthy Environment!

  • Proficient in promoting safe and healthy work environment

  • Notifies supervisor of product discrepancies or equipment malfunctions

  • Adheres to established company policies and procedures paying special attention to safety regulations

  • Report defective materials, equipment, or questionable conditions to the supervisor/manager to identify and correct the root cause

  • Wears personal protective equipment in accordance with training guidelines

  • Separates scrap or waste materials for recycling, reuse, or environmentally sound disposal

  • Maintain cleanliness in designated workspace by practicing 6S principles to reduce safety risks

  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensure that all company safety procedures are followed to include OSHA compliance guidelines applicable to the duties above

  • Attend a weekly department safety meeting


Qualified applicants must apply online at

NOTE: Individuals will only be considered for employment if there is an open position, the individual meets the minimum qualifications of the position and applies for the position in the manner requested.