0661-Welder, MIG, Fabricator Up to $25 Per Hour

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Type

Temp to Perm

Branch Number


Hourly Rate

$17.00 - $25.00

Work Hours

Multiple Shifts

Experience Required

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Job Description

Have you been wondering about how you can put your metallurgy knowledge to practical use? Or looking for an outlet for your passion of melting metals? PeopleReady is looking for Journeyman Welders to lend their highly sought-after skills to our clients. As a Journeyman Welder, you will lead Apprentice Welders by using hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components. You’ll pick the materials to join or cut and arrange them in an appropriate configuration before following a specific design or blueprint to build the desired product. Sometimes a welder has to perform specific melting methods on materials like lead bars to complete a project. Welders are also in charge of making structural repairs and ensuring the integrity of the welding equipment. They also smooth and polish the metal surfaces once welded together. As this position annually generates more demand than supply, we can say without a hitch that we need your talents. Are you ready to lend them to us?


1st and 2nd shifts are availableLifts, positions, and removes work pieces from conveyors and bunks to assist in fitting and welding. Able to lift 50 pounds.

• Measures and marks reference points using a tape measure for layout.

• Loads, stacks, and transports stock, tools, and work in process by hand or crane.

• Attaches chains and clamps (dogs) to work pieces to prepare work piece for moving by crane or jib.

• Cleans and grinds metal prior to fabricating, welding, painting, or shipping.

• Picks up and removes scrap from work areas.

• Cleans work area, machines, tools and equipment.

• Operates overhead cranes.

• Must be weld certified in carbon steel (MIG) & (SMAW) or able to become certified. Stainless steel & aluminum (TIG) skills a plus.

• The ability to read and understand blueprints.

• Motivated, detail oriented and the ability to perform as a team player required.

• Good reading and math skills required.

• Strong analytical skills, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity are preferred.

• Able to read, write, and speak English.

• Communication and interpersonal skills required.

• Self starter who can work with minimal or little supervision.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in the fabrication of structural steel, with specific experience in layout, welding and fabricating stainless steel, aluminum, and carbon steel.
  • • Strong work history with at least 2-3 years of experience.

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.