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Welder and Fabricator - 1st shift

Company: Kayem Foods, Inc.
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Kayem is seeking to hire a Welder and Fabricator - 1st shift who will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to generate basic designs, when necessary, fabricate, weld, join, and assemble or repair steel, stainless steel and other parts or assemblies in the food manufacturing environment, including structural applications and process piping.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Learns and applies safety concepts and practices including lock out / tag out, safety devices, and methods, stored energy, and line of fire
  • Familiar with and complies with welding safety requirements and protocols by maintaining and using required PPE including a welding helmet, gloves, welding coat, safety glasses, light screens etc.
  • Exhibits adequate knowledge in welding technology to select proper methods and techniques to make correct sized welds to form proper assemblies
  • Interprets blueprints, drawings, sketches, and understand verbal directions to fabricate, modify, repair, join, and restore integrity to machine assemblies and equipment as needed to ensure operability
  • Inspects equipment for fatigue, wear, cracks, damage, and coordinate with manufacturing team or leadership to arrange and make repairs
  • Inspects completed welds to determine structural soundness
  • Exhibits necessary skills in machining steel using a vertical mill, engine lathe, drill press, and handheld power tools
  • Applies knowledge in using brakes and sheers to form steel occasionally
  • Learns how to document work with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), capturing the problem, the steps taken to resolve it, parts utilized, labor spent, and the outcome description stating cause and the solution to the problem
  • Performs all other duties as assignedREQUIREMENTS:
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
    • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience as a stainless-steel welder and fabricator
    • Some demonstrated experience in making mechanical repairs or maintenance activities is desired
    • Solid understanding of the requirements of food service welding is preferred
    • Understand how to read, analyze, and interpret technical drawings and execute on verbal instructions given
    • Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to take independent action on issues based on these conclusions and resolve problems in a timely manner
    • Must occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 lbs.
    • Have the ability to work in plant environment where the noise level is typically loud
    • Be comfortable performing the duties of the job where the exposed to refrigerated and wet conditions Company Overview:Kayem Foods is a family owned and operated craft meat business that has been making New Englands favorite franks, sausages, and prepared meats in Chelsea, Mass. since its founding by Kaz Monkiewicz back in 1909. Well over 100 years later, we are the largest meat processor in New England and still pushing our craft to the next level tweaking recipes to have the perfect flavors and extending our expertise into delicious new areas and collaborations such as Brave New Kind meat snacks and Kayems Night Shift Brewing Small Batch Beer Brats. One thing will never change, its our Old World food philosophy: to only make food we would share with our own friends and family. We offer the opportunity for professional growth and to make a difference in a flexible and collaborative environment.Kayem offers competitive wages and benefits to full time employees. Kayem benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, employer funded life insurance, 401k with employer match, paid vacation / PTO, FSA (flexible spending) and tuition reimbursement.(No agencies or external recruiters please)

Keywords: Kayem Foods, Inc., Chelsea , Welder and Fabricator - 1st shift, Other , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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