The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Fitter/Welder in Portland, Oregon
Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.
At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.
Fit and weld fabricated steel components for marine barges and/or railcars. Perform various welder functions under the direction of Gunderson Rail or Marine Foreman.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.
Tack parts together in preparation for welding
Set up and operate welding equipment
Visually inspect completed welds to assure adherence to specifications
Remove excess slag
Perform production welding as required*
Weld and fit in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions
Perform precise fitting work on components (steel panels and other parts)
Follow and adhere strictly to Gunderson's safety policies and regulations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Ability to weld structural steel and become certifiable in 1/16" flux core wire in all positions with unlimited thickness plate.
Ability to pass a weld test of fillet welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead position
Ability to pass groove weld tests which consist of a 1/2" 2G, 3G, and 4G plate
Ability to do math fraction calculations, read a tape measure and pass written weld test
Must be able to burn efficiently and with good quality using a hand-cutting torch
Blueprint reading and layout skills
Ability to troubleshoot minor welding equipment problems
Ability to follow safety procedures
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
Motivated to continuously improve and learn new skills
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
*Experienced in gas-shielded flux core welding process
*Experience working in a heavy industrial manufacturing environment
N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation
O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)
F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)
C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)
Reach Forward: C
Reach Upward: F
Push / Pull
12 lbs. or less: N
13- 25 lbs.: N
26 -50 lbs.: F
51-100 lbs.: O
Lift / Carry
11-20 lbs.: C
21-50 lbs.: F
76 -100: N
Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)
Work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment
Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces
Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.
Work in confined space, move through manway and tank openings
Safety Equipment Required
Steel Toed Shoes
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Company: Gunderson, LLC
Functional Group: Production