Welder Technician

Modern Machinery | Kent, WA

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Posted Date 5/22/2024
Description Job Description

This is a great opportunity for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and team environment. As a Welder Technician, you must be well established in the heavy equipment repair and maintenance industry, and will be responsible to produce custom, high-quality, construction, crushing and screening equipment for the aggregate industry.

The hourly pay range for this position is: $30.00 - $38.00. This is a non-exempt position and is eligible for overtime pay.


  • Demonstrate Modern Machinery's core values and promote the mission and vision of the company.
  • Follow all company policies and regulations for safe work procedures and contribute to the achievement of company safety goals.
  • On average 50% of your time should be spent on welding and 50% on building machines systems (electrical, hydraulic.) on Komatsu and other Modern Machinery affiliated product lines.
  • The expectation is that you communicate effectively with your team.
  • In conjunction with your supervisor, engineering project lead, the following is expected:
  • Operate equipment as needed to assist in building machines.
  • Utilize hand and power tools to build machines.
  • Read and interpret complex hydraulic and electrical schematics.
  • Follow all safety rules and policies while performing all work assignments as specified in company handbooks.
  • Assess parts to determine what is needed for build job
    • Communicate with parts department personnel to order the necessary parts required to complete machine build.
  • Customer satisfaction is our priority at Modern Machinery; all customer inquiries must be handled promptly and in a professional manner.
  • Ensure all welds are inspected, weld repairs executed, and cleanup is complete before painters start painting.
  • Ensuring all assembly work is completed to specifications.
    • Ensure all bolts are tight.
    • Gearboxes are filled with oil.
    • Test run and track all belts.
  • Attends training sessions and meeting as required.
  • Establish, promote, and ensure an outstanding level of customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to perform other job-related duties as assigned.
The responsibilities described above are the general nature and levels of work performed but are not intended to be a complete comprehensive list of all the duties, activities, and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Responsibilities, duties, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time along with walking, climbing ladders and stairs, reaching, pulling, leaning, and twisting.
  • Must be able to work well independently or with others in a team environment.
  • Must be reliable, honest, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
  • Must own required tools.
  • Ability to work overtime with minimal notice.
  • Must be able to travel away from home if needed.
  • Strong computer skills.
Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma required. Associates or bachelor's degree in diesel technology or related field preferred and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of two to three years of verifiable experience repairing heavy equipment.
  • Welding experience with SMAW, MIG, Oxy-Acetylene cutting. Plasma cutting and some air arc experience is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
Pre-employment Testing:
  • This is a safety sensitive position subject to pre-employment testing including cannabis.
Salary34.00 Hour
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