• Welder/Fabricator

    Job Locations US-VA-N Chesterfield
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Basic Function:      


    Responsible for accomplishment of welding and fabrication activities as assigned.  Duties are performed in support of the repair, maintenance, manufacture and/or refurbishment of both Cranemasters’ and customer’s cranes, trucks, vehicles and heavy equipment.  Ensures that all work is performed with emphasis on safety and quality.


    Ensures that all activities are carried out in a safe, effective, professional, and efficient manner so as to protect employees and the assets of the Company.



    Essential Functions:


    1. Adheres to Cranemasters safety policies and procedures.  Actively participates in daily job/work briefing.
    2. Applies welding/fabrication knowledge/skills/abilities for accomplishment of repair, maintenance, manufacture and/or refurbishment of vehicles and equipment while achieving quality results and meeting deadlines. 
    3. Performs related activities utilizing knowledge and experience in thermal cutting and grinding, repairs of broken/cracked parts, filling holes, modification of parts, etc.
    4. Timely and accurately completes required documentation such as work orders, time sheets, quality/inspection documents, etc.  Records detailed information as required including mileage, hours, date and work/repair description.  Ensures that documentation is legible and understandable.
    5. Actively participates in team based work assignments to ensure timely completion of work assignment(s).
    6. Proactive team member providing and supporting the training of other welder/fabricators in accomplishment of administrative duties in addition to technical tasks.
    7. Maintains a clean/safe work area, assists team members in maintaining the cleanliness of the shop, ensures that tools are in good repair and returned to designed location when work has been completed.
    8. Completes required training for safety procedures, enhancement of technical skills and professional development.
    9. Other duties as assigned.


    Required Travel:       As may be required for delivery of services in the event of an equipment failure that occurs in the field/job site; set-up and field testing, warranty work after delivery, as well as other travel to/from Cranemasters locations, training, seminars and meetings


    Required Skills and Experience:


    1. Education to include: High School Diploma/GED AND trade school/or apprenticeship in welding/fabrication that would be equivalent to an associate’s degree and five years of on-hands welding/fabrication; professional certifications preferred.  Drive for achieving results, ability to carry out tasks with sense of urgency.
    2. Capable of understanding and following directions.
    3. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
    4. Strong communication and organization skills.
    1. Proficient computer skills. Must be able to complete and maintain maintenance/service records, complete purchase orders/work orders, etc.
    2. Must possess a valid drivers’ license with good driving record; preference for possession of Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
    1. Display strong adherence to safety policies and procedures.
    2. Able to read, write and speak English
    3. Must pass qualification tests as required (includes E-Rail Safe and other training/safety programs).
    4. Must meet 24/7 availability in order to respond to emergency calls for service including weekends and holidays.


    Physical Demands:


    1. Constant bending / twisting / stooping / walking / talking / sitting / standing / kneeling / climbing / bending / carrying materials/parts
    2. May work in a variety weather conditions.
    3. Working extended hours.
    4. Regular lifting of up to 50 pounds; loads in excess of 50 pounds and which can be reduced, should be made lighter.
    5. Employee must obtain assistance when lifting items weighing more than 75 pounds, or items which present ergonomic challenges in lifting/movement/placement.




    • Cranemasters is a 24/7 emergency service provider to the railroad industry and as such employees are subject to work outside of normal working hours including nights, weekends and/or holidays.


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