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Astec, Inc.

Fitter / Welder - 2nd Shift

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Posted On: Thursday, 8th August 2019
Department: Manufacturing
Shift: 2nd Shift
Location: 4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: High School

Job Description:

  • Fitters/Welders are responsible for the layout of plant equipment for welding to ensure proper fit of all parts and equipment and welding metal parts.
  • Fitters/Welders must be able to safely MIG, TIG, and stick weld.
  • Ability to perform grinding and be able to pass a required welding skills test.
  • Necessary to be able to do all Grinder and Helper tasks.
  • Must be able to properly and safely mig weld, stick weld, and arc gouging to include passing of test(s).
  • Must be able to safely perform gang-welding techniques (do’s and don’ts).
  • Must be able to safely weld vertical, flat, and overhead with both mig and stick.
  • Must inspect metal prior to welding for smoothness and acceptability and clean welds to presentable state (grinding operations).
  • Successful completion of Permit Required Confined Space Entry training is needed.
  • Must work with Fitters on proper assembly of equipment.
  • Inspect welds for quality and proper weld.
  • Keep work area clean and neat.
  • Clock in on assigned jobs as appropriate.
  • Ensure welding machine settings are appropriate for work to be performed.
  • Must be able to safely use cranes and forklifts.
  • Must be trained in and know PPE requirements for welding including hood and filter shades and arm/body protection.
  • Must be able to read and understand weld symbols.
  • Must select proper rods or wires to perform the welding job.
  • Must test all hot oil piping for leaks and repairs as necessary. Repairs would be welding related repairs. Inspection includes the safe use of air hose, pressure regulator, and squirt bottle.
  • Must maintain welding machines by keeping them clean and changing liners in the welding guns.
  • Follows company policies and procedures at all times.
  • Follows proper safety rules and procedures at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge and ability to perform all Grinder and Helper tasks required.
  • Ability to properly and safely mig weld, stick weld, and arc gouging required.
  • Ability to read and understand weld symbols required.
  • Successful completion of Permit Required Confined Space Entry training is required.
  • Ability to safely use cranes and forklifts required.
  • Training in and knowledge of PPE requirements for welding required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Must be able to work satisfactorily as a team member.
  • Must be able to meet regular attendance requirements.

Company Profile

Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries, Inc. family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm mix asphalt equipment technology, support, and training. Astec, Inc. is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable, and stationary asphalt plant equipment as well as soil remediation equipment and wood pellet plants. Astec, Inc. produces equipment under the Astec and Dillman brands.

Our core values are:

  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers.
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.
  • Respect for all individuals.
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
  • Safety, quality and productivity as means to ensure success.

Our company's core purpose is to improve the quality of life for people all over the world by building equipment to improve the world’s infrastructure.

We invite you to learn more about Astec, Inc. and what we have to offer to prospective associates.

Astec, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Benefits

Astec, Inc. offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package as part of its commitment to associates. Benefit highlights include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan (including company match)
  • Opportunities for advancement through job posting
  • Paid Days Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Option
  • TN Valley Credit Union Membership Option
  • Active company safety program
  • Friendly work environment

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