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Welder - 2nd Class 

About the Organization Butler Weldments is a trusted partner in the manufacturing of fabricated and machined metal products. For over 40 years, our family-owned small business has cultivated strong ties in both the military and commercial sectors, all while focusing on expanding our facilities, industries and scope of work.

We are dedicated to providing our customers with dependable service and personalized solutions, for industry-leading success in their respective fields.

At Butler Weldments, we rally behind the phrase 'Made for More'. The word 'made' supports the type of work that is done at the company. Additionally, the word 'more' stands for the sale, strength and durability of our products. Collectively, 'Made for More' means that we have positioned our team to expand and improve capabilities, facilities and project types.

But it also means something else: This slogan stands for the people involved in the process, and the fact that each individual has a higher calling. At Butler Weldments, there is a culturally shared ideal of trust and integrity. We believe that working here is an opportunity to support our fellow team members, our families and our community.  
Category Skilled Trades  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

A Welder 2nd Class will operate appropriate equipment to assemble parts with a great deal of precision. A Welder 2nd Class must be competent in using various types of equipment following all safety precautions. The ideal candidate will also have a steady hand, great attention to detail and working knowledge of the different welding processes.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Promote and adhere to the Core Values and Behavior Code.
  • Capable of setting up and operating semi-automatic and fully automatic welding equipment.
  • Ability to weld in various positions – flat, vertical and horizontal.
  • Proficient in operating welding related equipment such as positioners, jig fixtures, and cutting equipment.
  • Proven ability to read blueprints, drawings and specifications.
  • Experience reading, understanding and adhering to established weld procedures.
  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment and processes based on drawing requirements; plan welding sequence to maximize efficiency and control distortion.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and attain qualifications in four welding processes; SMAW, GMAW, SAW and FCAW. Must be able to pass a restricted accessibility test in the GTAW process.
  • Skilled in carbon arc cutting.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment especially a jib hoist, a manlift and an overhead crane with supervision.
  • Ability to inspect welded surfaces to ensure welds meet the minimum size and visual acceptance criteria.
  • Follow proper material control procedures and record keeping.
  • Must be able to pass the BW Weld Symbol test with a score of 75% or above.
  • Responsible for achieving good speed of execution while maintaining quality workmanship.
  • Maintain work area, equipment and supplies in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Demonstrate and promote teamwork with team members at all levels in the organization to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Continually learn from team members and strive to develop personal and professional skills.
  • Required to wear appropriate PPE as required by job duties.
  • Promote company goals with a focus on Safety, Quality, and Production.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent, technical training or apprentice certification desired.
  • Minimum of 3+ years manufacturing welding experience.


  • SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures.
  • Experience with electrical and manual tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and follow through on verbal and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of safety standards
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to shift priorities based on the organizations’ needs.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Dependability, integrity and professionalism are essential.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

This full-time position operates in a production environment. Physical effort consists of frequent handling of light to average weight tools or materials, some handling of heavy weights, some pulling, pushing. The employee must be able to lift and move items up to 50 pounds. Work performed requires constant alertness and activity, good eye/hand coordination and concentrated mental and visual attention.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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