Advantage Steel
  • Corporate
  • Saxonburg, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Time Off



  • We are a steel fabrication facility located in Saxonburg, PA. We have an opening for a mid to advance level welder/fitter/fabricator to complete heavy structural steel fabrication projects for bridges, buildings and heavy equipment.  

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction, and under the direction of the Operations Manager, Shop Foreman and/or Quality Control;
  • Work in conjunction with other fabricators, welders and helpers;
  • Use engineering plans, shop drawings and sketches to fabricate components and assemblies;
  • Use basic to advanced shop math to prepare, lay out, fit, and assemble stock;
  • Use a variety of heavy industrial tools and machines to saw-cut, flame-cut, shear, bend, grind and drill steel;
  • Self-perform quality checks and ensure quality standards & tolerances are being met;
  • Understand a project's welding requirements in order to correctly select & utilize a welding process;
  • Ensure welding quality meets company standards;
  • Ensure all tasks are completed efficiently and safely, meeting customer delivery expectations;
  • Foster a culture of safety, quality and continuous improvement;
  • Ensure that labor hours are accurately logged and recorded each day/week/period;
  • Ensure good housekeeping of fabrication shop and related facilities;
  • Work extended hours as per job requirements.

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in an AISC, AWS, ASME, API fabrication environment preferred;
  • HS Diploma or equivalent required; 2-year post-secondary in a trade-related discipline a plus;
  • Required exceptional knowledge of AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel, and knowledge of AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code a plus;
  • Exceptional welding ability using processes of: SMAW, FCAW, GMAW and GTAW.
  • Ability to pass welder performance qualifications in all positions;
  • Exceptional knowledge of fitting, fixturing and fabrication processes;
  • Advanced knowledge of set-up and operation of fabrication equipment (i.e.: press brakes, shears, ironworkers, drill presses/magnetic drills, oxyfuel & plasma burning equipment, etc.);
  • Ability to interpret, understand and provide instruction to self and welders/welders' helpers per a given welding procedure specification (WPS);
  • Strong ability to read blueprints and engineering fabrication drawings;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, organization and problem solving.
  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines in an efficient and profitable manner.

Work Environment:

  • Works indoors/outdoors.
  • Environment can be dirty and noisy.
  • Wears appropriate protective clothing and equipment including gloves, ear protection, welding helmets and respirators when necessary.

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting up to 50 LBS.
  • Stands frequently and walks about the work areas
  • Occasionally stretches up and across when completing daily tasks
  • Squatting, crouching or kneeling may be required occasionally.
  • Twisting the body or neck may be required occasionally.
  • Bending is occasionally required to facilitate the lifting of items used daily
  • Contact with skin irritants or water may occur during certain processes
  • Repetitive hand and arm movements are required when operating machinery.
  • The employee must be able to perform the physical demands of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Technical School Preferred.


Special Note:

This job description is presented as guidance only, other reasonable tasks or responsibilities as management sees necessary may be added to this job description in order to achieve satisfactory job performance by the team member.

EEO Statement:  Our company, in accordance with state and federal laws, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status (unless such discrimination is required by law) or conviction record, except where sex, physical ability, age or conviction record is a bona fide occupational qualification. Our company also is required by law, by virtue of its contracts with the federal government, to take affirmative action to employ women, minorities, otherwise qualified handicapped individuals, and Vietnam-era, disabled, and other eligible veterans.




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