Welder/Fabricator 1-1

Barry Wehmiller Companies Inc
Spokane, WA View on Map
Apply Before : September 9, 2024
Job Description

About Us:
Alliance Machine Systems International, LLC is a privately held company with over 35 years of history dedicated to providing corrugated box manufacturing machines and services to the changing industry. As the paperboard packaging industry’s premier global supplier of productivity-enhancing process machinery and systems, we supply innovative designs, intelligent automation, and optimized workflow, coupled with highly responsive parts and service support. Our United States and Europe based engineering, manufacturing, sales and service operations provide a global support system covering the full product portfolio of Alliance, Serco, TEI, ASC, Pallmac, J&L and Tanabe machines.

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.

Job Description:


Under general supervision, the Welder Fabricator Levels 1-3 saws, cuts, welds and fabricates parts to blueprint specifications utilizing saws, buffers, torches, MIG (mixed inner gas) and Stick welding equipment. Additional skills include; buffing material to AMSI specifications utilizing portable equipment.


There are 3 levels in the Welder Fabricator classification with each advancement being inclusive of the prior in the sequence. Preceding advancement to the next level, team members are required to actively participate in the safety process, have a clean work record clear of any disciplinary actions for 12 months, and have a promotion recommendation by their respective lead and supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Perform all duties in a safe and responsible manor

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Possess a positive attitude towards all employees and create positive working relationships

Demonstrate proper use of all safety equipment through everyday use and practice

Perform material handling duties (part identification and handling, basic rigging)

Ability to operate hand, power, and measuring tools related to welding and fabrication

Perform duties as assigned by lead or supervisor

Attend all required team and company meetings

Maintain a neat, clean, and organized work area through continuous 7S efforts

Level 1:

Ability to read blueprints, diagrams, and schematics

Under direct supervision, fabricates and welds simple parts and basic weldments

Ability to work independently with supervision (self-starter/self-motivated)

Assist higher-level Welder Fabricators in the manufacturing process

Provide input on quality, cost, and production issues

Assist in the detection of defective material, unusual conditions, and report to supervisor

Develop a basic understanding of lean principals

Possess a working knowledge of shop math

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of metals, measuring tools, and steel fabrication

Ability to operate hand and powered tools related to sawing, buffing, welding, and fabrication

Fabricate and weld materials in compliance with specifications

Level 2:

Independently build mainframe and large assemblies with proficiency in the layout, fabrication, buffing and welding of multiple Alliance machines

Use measuring instruments to level and align components, detect and mitigate runout, work to close tolerances with a demand for square, concentricity, and parallelism

Complete the necessary documentation to ensure quality and production requirements

Apply and understand the ECR process (submitting changes for engineering approval)

Ability to display basic rigging skills utilizing machine weights, pick points

Actively participate on lean project teams supporting Allianceā€™s continuous improvement process

Ability to train lower level associates on metals, measuring tools, and steel fabrication equipment

Inspect incoming materials to blueprint specifications for use in fabricating parts

Refers to blueprints or diagrams in laying out guidelines on the surface of required materials to meet specifications. Utilizes rules, scale squares, scribes and other tools to ensure close tolerances

Maintains welding and fabrication equipment in safe operating order, performing basic repairs on minor machine malfunctions and communicates to supervision machine issues or malfunctions

Generates rough sketches for suggestions involving redesigned parts or assemblies for engineering use

Applies proper materials/inventory procedures; requests parts, returns incorrect parts, and handles floor stock issues

Demonstrates above-average knowledge of all weldments, welding operations, sawing and buffing operations, and move easily through different product lines

Level 3:

Ability to coordinate multiple assignments, handle increased responsibility, and apply sound judgment

Demonstrate proficiency and ability to explain Visual MRP (find blueprints, part status, part location, and man-hour reporting)

Train lower-level Welders and Fabricators offering technical advice and expertise

Demonstrate advanced understanding of welding and fabrication techniques across products

Display an advanced understanding of machine weights, pick points, and lifting and rigging

Provide welding and fabrication input for research and development projects

Assists Field Service and Engineering with manufacturing issues, installations, and design solutions

Possesses good judgement, communication, and problem-solving skills

Completes welding, fabrication, and buffing assignments in better-than-average time as outlined by the lead and/or supervisor

Demonstrates proficiency and ability to train lower level associates on shop standards, welding, fabrication techniques, and rigging

Applies proper materials/inventory procedures; requests parts, returns incorrect parts, and documentation

Completes weldments and buffing assignments in better-than-average time as outlined by the lead and/or supervisor

Provides technical support in troubleshooting welding, fabrication, and buffing applications








High school diploma or equivalent. Military, trade school or community college coursework in hydraulic-mechanical assembly, repair, and troubleshooting desired.


This position requires a high level of physical flexibility, strength, and stamina, including the ability to: see and assess drawings, photos, and written instructions; audibly hear verbal instructions and mechanical signals (forklifts, cranes, machine alarms, etc.); and speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.

To successfully perform the essential functions of this job, an individual must be willing and able to

Have full range of body movement: head, neck, shoulders; lift arms overhead; work overhead; reach, lift, push/pull, walk, climb, kneel, bend; good dexterity and range of movement in fingers, hands and wrists.

Sit for at least three hours.

Stand on feet for at least three hours.

Repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds.

Maintain confidence and balance while working on ladders up to 12 feet tall.


Must be able to provide an assortment of tools in a rollaway toolbox and steel-toed boots.


Advancement will be considered upon employees consistently executing essential duties and demonstrating the desired leadership behaviors, process knowledge and skills required at each respective level.

At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful workā€”therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.

Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.


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