Watchfire Signs WELDER - MIG ALUMINUM - Manufacturing Production Labor 2nd shift (Full-Time, 330pm - 2AM M-Thurs) in Danville, Illinois

NOTE: Danville IL is 1.5 hours from Indy, 2.5 from Chicagoland, 3.5 from St. Louis.

Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic place to work. We have been a growing company with our headquarters based in central IL since 1932. That growth has been so extensive that we have recently expanded our main facility by more than 100,000 square feet.

Watchfire Signs is an industry leader of digital LED signs, known for image quality, reliability, and service. These leading edge outdoor LED displays may be as small as a time-and-temperature sign at a local bank or as large as 15'x50' digital billboards, and beyond. Exceptional employees are critical to that continued growth and those advances well beyond our competitors.

We are essentially two manufacturing production facilities under one roof -- a 'contract PCB circuit board manufacturer', with just one customer, the mechanical boxbuild factory we call SignWorks here in the same facility.

In our Mechatronic team, called SignWorks, the Mechanical Cabinet Assembly manufacturing division, our team performs everything from metal fabrication/CNC operation to welding, paint, component installation, and cabinet assembly/wiring.

THIS OPENING is for a 2nd shift welder, building our aluminum cabinets for our completed product.

Our growth allows us to bring new staff into the team, and to encourage current employees to learn new skills, expand their strengths, and grow into more challenging roles.

Experienced welder needed, MIG Aluminum experience STRONGLY preferred.

Welding Duties:

  • Using professional MIG welding equipment, complete professional welds to secure our customer's product safely and neatly;

  • Following a print, frame up the outer shape "skeleton" of a large aluminum cabinet and prepare it for welding;

  • Following a print, prepare the aluminum "skins" to be mounted ont the aluminum skeleton;

  • Using rubbing alcohol and similar non-toxic materials, clean and prepare the surfaces;

  • Utilizing highly adhesive mounting tapes, mount the aluminum skins;

  • Operate and operate large overhead cranes for positioning and relocating partial and completed units;

  • Assist and cross train into other areas as needed.

Candidates must be local to our facility, to be able to easily commute to our facility for daily work -- which is THREE HOURS drive from Chicago.

WELDING SKILLS REQUIRED for outside hire. Successful internal transfer candidates without welding skills will be trained to weld.

  • Our ideal new manufacturing welder will have 2+ years experience MIG welding aluminum components.

  • STRONGLY prefer 2+ years' professional welding experience and/or welding certification.

Other key skills include:

  • SECOND SHIFT 4-10s schedul REQUIRED; currently working 330-2am M-Thursday, with Friday being potential overtime days,with weekend overtim EXCEPTIONALLY rare.

  • Attention to detail

  • Reliable, with excellent attendance and punctuality

  • Ability to quickly learn new tasks by asking questions and fully understanding the work being done

  • Flexible, cooperative, and interested in learning and doing a variety of jobs

  • Energetic with a cheerful attitude

  • Proven ability to be timely and ready and willing to work

  • English literacy is an essential function of these positions due to written work instructions, safety labeling of equipment, job specific documentation, etc.

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent required due to the literacy, math and other skills required to successfully perform this role;

  • Basic computer skills;

  • Ability to read blueprints and drawings;

  • Forklit and crane experience.

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