Welder and Fabricator / Millwright

D&R Machine Co., LLC
Alton, IL 62002 View on Map
Apply Before : September 9, 2024
Job Description

Hiring Welder / Millwrights. The position requires a good work ethic and a willingness to learn and adapt to the needs of the company. The Millwright/Welder primarily joins, fabricates, and repairs material by applying appropriate welding techniques according to their job classification. Will interpret blueprints, specifications, diagrams or schematics to determine appropriate welding process. Inspects completed welds to determine structural soundness. They should be able to work well with others to ensure that production schedules are met. They must have the physical capability of thriving in a heavy industrial environment and performing well in a variety of conditions (heat, cold, noise, shift work).

We offer an attractive compensation and benefit package including:

Health Insurance

Voluntary dental and vision plans

Employer paid life insurance premiums

401k & profit sharing

Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days


Work in buildings and areas of fluctuating temperature and weather

Must be able to enter a confined space

Ability to use: hand tools, computer monitor/keyboard/mouse/iPad/Human-Machine Interface screens; normal hearing and speaking to use phone, radio, paging systems and alarms.

Ability to follow verbal and or written instructions

Ability to establish working relationships with other employees and supervisors

Ability to work independently and in a team setting

Working knowledge of hand powered tools

Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

Familiar with machines, tools, equipment operation & capability

Must be mechanically inclined with a willingness to learn and accept instruction.

Shift availability: Full time attendance is required, with ability to work overtime as necessary.

Experience in the following areas:

Industrial Rigging

Applied Mathematics

Measurements – Layout skills

Welding Principles & Practices

Cutting Principles & Practices

Use of Portable Tools & Hand Tools

Blue Print Reading


Work from prints, diagrams, schematics, specifications, instructions, operations manuals, and manufacturer’s manuals and specifications, to perform scheduled and emergency repairs

Safely use material-handling equipment as required (chain falls; chokers; lifting straps, forklifts; mobile and house crane)

Estimate required tools and materials for assigned tasks; communicate requirements to ensure parts, supplies, etc. are on hand for task

Take direction from work order system and complete work, including all required paperwork/data entry

Additional tasks and duties as assigned, to support and improve the overall team operations

Participate in shop Continuous Improvement training, activities, projects.

Maintains clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Adhere to safety regulations and operate safely in an office/shop environment.

The following positions/classifications outline responsibilities that would be expected on top of those essential duties/skills/responsibilities noted above.

Welder II

Certified to an intermediate level of skill and knowledge to ensure mechanical strength on diversified assemblies and parts

Select and set-up welding equipment and inspect their welds to ensure compliance to standards and specifications

Knowledge of weld symbols and corresponding specification requirements is essential

MIG welding and Stick welding capability in all positions is a requisite.

Read and understand blue prints for welding purposes (notations & weld symbols)

May be required to learn and operate forklifts, overhead hoists, and other equipment as needed.

Must supply or be willing to get own hand tools

Expected to continue to advance skill and knowledge of welding and cutting

Performs other duties as assigned.


Ability to weld in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using MIG and Stick type welding

Set-up appropriate weld machines using knowledge of weld machine settings in conjunction with weld symbols shown on drawing.

Weld tacks, fillets and butts in all positions at production rate.

Knowledge of all related welding safety issues is a requirement.

Ability to inspect welds to determine that they meet standards and/or specifications a must.



High school diploma or equivalent (required)

Technical school training (preferred)


Welding: 1 year (Required)

Millwright: 1 Year (Preferred)

Welder I

Essential Duties as Above

Certified to an advanced level of skill and knowledge to ensure mechanical strength on diversified assemblies and parts inclusive of set-up of weld equipment, welder settings, type of welds required, knowledge of filler metal that is required and process that is needed for the material that is being welded.

Knowledge of all welding techniques required including Stick, MIG, Flux Core and Submerged Arc.

Thorough understanding of and compliance with codes and OSHA regulations, including arc flash, LO/TO, hot work, job hazard analysis, etc.

Stick and MIG welding in all positions is a requirement; horizontal, vertical and overhead with specification compliant quality.

Knowledge of all welding symbols as stipulated by the manufacturing drawings and their respective applications.

Read and understand blue prints to the level of fabrication of a job from start to finish

Performs other duties as assigned.


Weld utilizing Stick, Flux Core and Submerge Arc techniques when necessary as called out by the drawing. Quality welds should be made manifest utilizing all the aforementioned processes/techniques

Perform carbon Arc gouging and back-gouging as required with proficiency and at a production rate

Weld tacks, fillets and butts at production rate with little or no pickup

Superior ability to inspect welds to determine that they meet standards and/or specifications a requirement



High school diploma or equivalent (required)

Technical school training (preferred)


Welding: 1 year (Required)

Millwright: 1 Year (Required)


Environment is that of a heavy industrial worksite.

Outdoor elements are a factor.

Exposure to air particles, such as dust, chemical (paint, oil, gas, diesel fumes) and weld smoke

Exposure to loud, penetrating noises in some work areas

Proper personal protective equipment is required at all times, such as metatarsal boots, ear plugs/ear muffs, safety glasses, pants, hard hats and possible respirator use

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands:
Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, stoop and crouch, push, pull, reach, grasp, feel, talk, and hear.

The employee is required to lift more than 50 pounds rarely and/or 25 to 50 pounds occasionally and move around large areas or to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects unassisted or with the use of a fork lift, hand truck or hoist.

Job Type: Full-time



401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Retirement plan

Vision insurance


8 hour shift

Day shift

Monday to Friday



High school or equivalent (Preferred)


Welding: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Job Detail
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience No experience
  • Education No education