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Fruit of the Loom Welder in Jefferson, Iowa

Description/Job Summary

American Athletic, Inc is a major sports equipment manufacturing company located in Jefferson, Iowa. We are owned by Spalding; a division of Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., & leading international basic apparel company.

We currently have an opening for a Welder. Lays out, fits, and welds fabricated, cast and forged components to assemble athletic equipment. Set up and adjust the welding machine to give proper penetration of weld. Make welds with structural integrity, good appearance, and which adhere to specifications.

This is a full time, first shift position with excellent benefits.

AAI is the official equipment supplier to USA Gymnastics , NCAA Gymnastics Championships, the YMCA National Championships, the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational, and the Bart Connor Invitational. AAI is also an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Spalding has been the official backboard of the NCAA Final Four Championships since 2009 and is one of the most well-known brands in the industry.

Our Jefferson, Iowa facility has been in operation and supporting our local community since 1954.

Responsibilities/Duties

Must be able to set up and adjust the welding machine to give proper penetration of weld and to make welds with structural integrity, good appearance, and which adhere to specifications.

Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together.

Bolts, clamps, and tack welds parts to secure in position for welding.

Sets up equipment (jigs and fixtures) and welds parts.

Repairs or reworks products as directed.

Responsible for the day-to-day care and maintenance of the welding machine.

Must be able to report accurately labor performed via scanning and/or written reports.

Follow all safety rules and regulations, and wear appropriate PPE at all times.

Complete other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Required Experience

At least six (6) months continuous welding experience in a production environment or possess welding certification/qualification prior to employment. If the individual possesses the experience but does not possess the qualification prior to employment, they must become a qualified welder (vertical and flat) within six (6) months to progress to the scale rate for a Master Welder.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure

Ability to compute ratios, and percentages

Ability to pass pre-employment skills testing

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