Experienced Marine Aluminum Welder/Fabricator Boat Builder 4

Safe Boats International | Tacoma, WA

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Posted Date 6/18/2024
Description Aluminum Welder/Fri., Sat., Sun. OFF

Job Title: Experienced Marine Aluminum Welder/Fabricator Boat Builder

Location: Tacoma

Day shift: 5:00AM to 3:30PM Mon- Thurs - Possible Overtime

Pay: $33.00 - $38.00 per hour DOE

US Citizenship Required


The Aluminum Welder/Fabricator 4 uses welding and other tools and equipment to join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal to build boats. Position is responsible for the daily coordination of assigned area. In addition, this position will be responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, ensuring standard work is being performed, and identifying and resolving quality issues. This position is able to apply their experience to problem solve and complete advanced tasks/work effectively and efficiently with little to no supervision.


  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, grind component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
  • Remove rough spots from work pieces, using portable grinders.
  • Chip or grind off excess weld or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers & portable grinders.
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc & plasma arc.
  • Position and secure work pieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
  • Expert in general safety practices, knowledgeable in SBI safety handbook and utilizes expert safety precautions with all tools and processes
  • Able to set up and/or verify settings on production machines and equipment
  • Operates a wide variety of handheld and power-assisted tools and production fixtures
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position
  • Effectively communicate to supervisor and manager
  • Ensures quality and accuracy of their work
  • Reports major issues to supervisor or to team lead
  • Problem solving minor to complex issues
  • Works under minimal supervision
  • Set example of safe work practices and attendance policy
  • Report any misconduct of team members to supervisor, manager or lead
  • Assists in training and development of less experienced welders/fabricators
  • Assists leadership in developing standards and procedures
  • Superior skills in welding, fabrication & fitting
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in aluminum welding
  • Superior knowledge in standard build practices in comparable manufacturing environments
  • Advanced in most complex shop skills/tasks
  • Follows directions and procedures under supervision
  • Adheres to all procedures and safe work practices
  • Conducts basic problem-solving skills under supervision
  • Capable of leading team members at Dept. Lead or Supervisor's direction
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to 5 to 7 overall years of experience in area of expertise.
  • Aluminum experience required, GMAW (MIG) preferred
  • Requires a superior working knowledge in the usage of production machinery, common hand tools, handheld power tools and fabricating equipment.
  • Able to read and understand blueprints and weld symbols
  • 2 or more years experience in marine industry/boat building

Position requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, crawling, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening, and hearing ability and visual acuity. Use of manufacturing equipment. Work in areas at times that are not environmentally controlled. Able to move 50 lbs. Ability to get underway with high-speed watercraft in variable weather conditions.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

SAFE Boats International, LLC abides by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. SAFE Boats takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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