Welder I

Location: Edina, Minnesota
Opening ID: 19162
Job Family: Production
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2019

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Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Develop the next generation of vegetation management products. Join a small, focused, and empowered operation where you can have an immediate impact.

Take a Career Step!

  • Have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of areas – engine power systems, structures, hydraulics, controls, mechanisms, sheet metal enclosures, etc.
  • Hands-on approach is encouraged: work with the team to build prototypes and evaluate your original designs.

Altec’s Values (in alphabetical order):

Customer First - Enjoyment of Work - Family - Financial Stability - Integrity - People are our Greatest Strength - Quality - Spiritual Development - Teamwork

Minneapolis is a fantastic blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. The only place in American with a chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi River, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails all within the city limits, minutes away from a vibrant arts and music scene as well as some of the finest museums in the nation.  The Twin-Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota is consistently voted one of top 20 best places to live in America based on many compelling features such as:

  • A beautiful environment with many lakes perfect for outdoor enthusiast options including swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing, golf, and more
  • Striking seasonal variety allowing residents to enjoy four dramatically distinct seasons
  • Notoriety as one of America’s healthiest cities featuring clean air and a fleet of bikes for citizens to share
  • Epitomized with the nickname “Mini Apple” due to numerous cultural and performing arts attractions
  • Home to the famous Mall of America, with tremendous shopping and dining options as well as an indoor amusement park
  • A cost of living below the national average
  • Home to professional baseball, hockey, football, basketball and soccer teams
  • A strong economy with five Fortune 500 companies headquartered and the largest center of commerce between Chicago and Seattle
  • An eclectic and award winning restaurant scene

Responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To prepare, assemble and install vehicle and/or chipper components to required specifications for Mechanical, Hydraulic, Electrical, Unit and Finish departments.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Read and interpret schematics (blueprints).
• Read and interpret work orders.
• Use basic hand tools such as tape measurer and specialty equipment.
• Follow established safety  and quality policies, procedures, and practices.
• Learn and operator all equipment within the work area (cell).
• Perform rework as required.
• Support APS (Altec Production System) initiatives.  May participate in RCI events.
• Willing to move to other work areas in order to support production needs. (Cross-train).
• Maintain daily time records.
• Install unit vehicle and/or chipper components and accessories.
• Testing of installed components.
• Mastery of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and trouble shooting skills.
• Willingness and ability to train new/current associates.
• Maintain and complete any necessary documentation or paperwork.
• Job duties may vary by location.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
• High School Diploma/GED from an accredited institution is required.
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend required.
• Basic computer usage knowledge required.
• Ability to read tape measures, blue prints, and schematics required.
• State Certification (career readiness) desired.
• Proficient knowledge of at least one of the following desired.
    o Mechanical
    o Hydraulics
    o Electrical
    o Manufacturing / Production processes


OTHER POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:
• Ability to obtain Forklift certificate if required.
• Keep a clean work area (5S)
• Assist co-workers and group leads as needed
• Knowledge of Altec programs and/or systems
• Shift work may be required.
• Clean up and dispose of any trash generated while performing job responsibilities.
• Perform all other duties as required / assigned.


Responsibility for Safety:
• Safety In everything we do

Responsibility to Prevent Errors:
• Ensures appropriate reviews have been performed as needed for high quality 

Mental Alertness:
• Continuous attention to all job functions ensuring quality products

Communication with Others:
• Requires outside and inside contacts to carry out company policy and programs;  Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational results;  Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals

Benefits

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
          • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
          • Retirement 401(k) Program
          • Vacation and Holidays
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
          • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.

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