World Class Fabricators Since 1976

Career Opportunities

Take your metal fabrication career advancements to another level and join the Rochester Welding team. We are always on the lookout for new team members who value extraordinary level of skill, respect, drive and determination. All available positions are listed below.

Please use our application form to upload your resume along with filling out our application for employment document located below. We will not accept phone calls.

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Available Positions:

Are you an experienced Welder-Fabricator looking for a great environment to apply your skilled Craft? Here at RWCI in our Welding Operations Dept. lies an opportunity of great challenge & reward. Rest assured a no-nonsense approach to applying efficient, best practice, and superior quality in welded fabrications and manufacturing is our daily mantra. This is accomplished through a demanding yet loyal, fun, and sense of pride atmosphere.

• Code-level Welder-Fabricator
• GMAW-S, GMAW-P, GTAW, FCAW-GM, CAG; set-up and operation
• Military, Theme Park, Rail, Equipment & Machinery, Aerospace, Off-road, Automotive
• AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.6, D17.1, and TACOM Qualified/Certified/WPQRs
• Prototype, Job Shop, Batch Run, Production – complex weldments; small and large
• Use ERP/MRP Shop JobBoss system for production monitoring
• Layout, tolerancing, stack-ups
• Clean/Prep/Grind/Bevel
• Straight-edge, Square, Measure, Position, Gapping, Fit & Tack, Fixture, Cut & Trim, build-up
• Temporarily restrain, Pre-camber, weld sequence, heat-straighten
• Preheat & Interpass Control
• Weldout sub-assemblies and marriage
• Clean/Scrape/Deburr work
• Inspect work

• Motivated, ambitious, A “want-to” whatever it takes attitude
• Identifies minor or complex problems and recommends solutions
• Influence and apply creativity in accomplishing tasks
• Attention to detail
• Coachable
• Gather and analyze information, and coordinate work independently or as a TEAM
• High degree of quality and efficiency
• Passionate and drive in one’s skilled trade
• Utilize and embrace lean manufacturing and other cost reduction activities
• Makes sound decisions
• Excellent communication skills

• Armor, HSLAs, CS, HTLAs, Aluminum, Stainless Steel; Plate, Sheet Metal, Shapes
• Shielding gas usage; various & diverse
• Filler metal usage; various and diverse

SUPERVISION (adherence)
• Welding Supervisor oversight (direct report)
• Flow-down (Welding Quality & Production)
• Receive instruction
• Review drawings
• Review welding symbols
• Adhere to WPSs and essential variables thereof
• Conform to job specifications
• SOPs
• Maintenance
• Certified Welding Inspector oversight
• Visual
• Pre-Weld
• During
• After
• Welding Engineering oversight (background/dept. culture)
• Manufacturability and constructability review
• Process selection and efficiency & productivity implementation
• Code Compliance
• Engineering Best Practice
• Customer Specs
• Welding QMS
• Dimensional Control (inspection) oversight
• First Article Inspection
• First piece Inspection
• Pre-weld dimensionals
• Post-weld dimensionals

• Heights, confined spaces, manual lifting, standing, crouching, bending, repetitive motion
• Material handling

• Pass pre-hire physical and drug test
• High School/GED
• 2-5 yrs experience
• Produce acceptable pre-hire weld tests
• Post-Secondary Welding Education certificates/degree preferred

• Must have own tools
• Qualified and certified in Forklift operations
• Basic rigging
• Keeps area clean
• Compliance with personal care, OSHA, and company safety rules

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages all aspects of Rochester Welding Company’s engineering department
  • Oversee and monitor all engineering  processes of a job according to the production schedule
  • Demonstrate professional, respectful interaction with other managers and team members
  • Metrics: Gather, analyze & report all engineering matters on a timely manner
  • Plan and forecast all engineering projects from product launch to finish goods
  • Ensure that all engineering documents are 100% traceable
  • Facilitate communication with everyone on the shop floor as appropriate and keep management aware of any & all issues.
  • Know and understand ISO / QMS policies & procedures and carry them out correctly as a routine part of engineering
  • Initiate continuous improvement problem solving teams to identify root causes and corrective actions
  • Perform routine 5S duties (Sustain, Shine, Standardize, Sort, Straighten); clean & organize workspace, surrounding areas, and common areas
  • Know and understand RWCI’s 5 A’s (Attendance, Accountability, Attitude, Aptitude, Appearance)
  • Be proactive on value added engineering work with outside vendors/customers
  • Accurately and professionally represent Rochester Welding Company to customers and vendors
  • Lead the development of product design from start to finish, meeting project requirements and Rochester Welding Company’s ISO standards, and do so within the project timeline
  • Help develop work instructions
  • Develop and coordinate engineering processes and procedures
  • Delegates and trains associates on designing fixtures, gages, tools, etc.
  • Identify and direct continuous improvement in the Engineering Section as defined in Rochester Welding Company’s ISO terms
  • Identify and recommend for implementation value added engineering applications for the production process
  • Utilize background knowledge of engineering practices, physical and mathematical principles in the creation of designs
  • Oversees and bookkeeper of all ECR’s with appropriate documentation, customers requirements, and traceablility
  • Plans and schedules projects over short and long range periods and assigns priorities for completion and expect complete implementation
  • Control all Engineering systems to maintain proper accountability
  • Coordinate and communicate with Rochester Welding management staff on APQP project timelines and due dates
  • Perform other engineering related tasks as needed and act as a backup person for other areas of the production process when needed.
  • Ensures compliance with established safety guidelines
  • Set hours for department
  • Perform performance evaluations
  • Follow your chain of command

Knowledge and Skills Areas:

  • Be an experienced engineering manager with at least three years background in sheet metal manufacturing/fabrication preferably with associates or bachelors degree
  • Be a professional team member and treat customers professionally
  • Be able to address identified areas for improvements using out-of-the-box mindset
  • Extensive engineering experience in a Job shop environment
  • Superb ability to create accurate timing charts for the project “accountability”
  • High level of understanding of mechanical principles
  • Engineering department spokesman to report out metrics to all plant employees (town hall meeting)
  • Effective communicator who can lead other engineering personnel to successful project design outcome, and can make presentations to customers
  • Possess familiarity with machinery fabrication, programming, and assembly environments
  • Understand and value working as a team to accomplish goals
  • Solid understanding of machine controls capabilities
  • Solid understanding of engineering techniques and terminology
  • Design inputs, plans, outputs, verifying and validating products/parts
  • Experience in AutoCad, Solidworks, CAD/CAM softwares
  • Understands GD&T
  • Solid understanding ISO

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop costing and timing for quotation to customers.
  • Help maintain Estimating Matrix.
  • Assist processing in developing Travelers.
  • Help monitor and identify part, material, and supply shortages, document and communicate as appropriate regarding production activities.
  • Work with JobBoss quoting module to gather time studies of actual production time (by referencing the Travelers) to compare and improve quoting process and verify costs.
  • Know and understand ISO / QMS policies & procedures and carry them out correctly as a routine part of production.
  • Initiate continuous improvement problem solving teams to identify root causes and corrective actions.
  • Communicate with customers, Production Manager, Purchasing and Program Managers to help clarify any questions or problems regarding Quotations.
  • Assist Purchasing Department as required.
  • Provide monthly updates for timing of receipt of PO until traveler release on the floor.
  • Know and understand RWCI’s 5 A’s (Attendance, Accountability, Attitude, Aptitude, Appearance).
  • Work with Processor to break down all operations to complete traveler from production launch to ship out.
  • Take the initiative to work with the needed leaders on verifying times and processes in order that the quote is justifiable.
  • Stay informed of production schedule to provide customers realistic lead times by communicating with
  • Production Manager and team players.
  • Present information to upper management team for additional options to save RWI time and costs, when possible.
  • When work load demands, follow up with customers to verify receipt of quote, or quote status.
  • Interpret time study data to verify and improve quoting process.
  • Document quoted pricing system, and be able to review prices at a later date for requite.
  • Follow up/adjust on jobs as a closed loop system to verify and validate that the job (actual vs. quote).
  • Follow your chain of command

Knowledge and Skills Areas

  • Possess excellent customer relations and customer service skills.
  • Possess experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • JobBoss Module.
  • Possess experience in CAD opening and viewing CAD files/drawings.
  • Be able to read and correctly interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Understand material specifications to make sure project can be performed.
  • Attention to details is a must.
  • Must operate independently in a high-stress work environment.
  • Be a professional team member and be able to operate in a team environment.
  • Possess basic mathematical skills

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