Great Dane Trailers, typically referred to simply as Great Dane, is a Chicago, Illinois based manufacturer of truck dry van, refrigerated van and flatbed semi-trailers. Established in 1900 by J.P. Wheless and T.H. McMillan as the Savannah Blowpipe Company in Savannah, Georgia, it has gone on to become the world's largest manufacturer of commercial truck trailers.
As duties and responsibilities change, this job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity. Duties include, but are not limited to those described below.
Performs aluminum, carbon, and/or stainless steel welding on assemblies in various departments. Type of welding and specific duties may vary from department to department. Functions also vary within the department based on the specific tasks and types of materials to be welded as directed by the team leader or supervisor.
- Fabricates assemblies that are used in building a trailer by using welding techniques and appropriate welding equipment.
- Supplies area with various materials that are used in building assemblies by using an overhead crane, forklift, hand / powered carts, or lifting and carrying materials by hand.
- Sets the welding machine parameters, including the gas, voltage, amperage and wire speed. Makes minor adjustments to welding equipment as needed.
- Cleans and prepares surfaces to be welded. Sets up, assembles, and tack- welds parts.
- Keeps equipment and work area clean and orderly.
- Observes all safety and security procedures.
- Performs other routine duties as necessary.
- Process Standard
- Employee must be able to operate various welding machines, including a wire-feed welder.
- Employee must be able to use pneumatic tools for grinding and buffing.
- Employee must be able to accurately read a tape measure.
- Employee must be able to perform the physical requirements listed in that section of this job description.
- Employee must be able to perform and remember how to perform multiple tasks from day to day.
- Employee must look for potential cost savings in the work process, help keep scrap and waste to a minimum and be efficient in use of all supplies.
- The employee must perform the assigned tasks in a manner in which they meet or exceed the required production level.
- The quantity of units, parts, assemblies and/ or installations that is expected will vary with the process being performed, customer specification, volume and location.
- Welder must inspect his/her product as instructed by standard operating procedures.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able
to satisfactorily perform each of the essential functions and skills listed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Some knowledge and/or skill in welding is
required. A test may be given to assess this.
Ability to accurately read a tape measure. Must be competent in math to add, subtract,
multiply, and divide measurements.
Ability to read blue prints and manufacturing
orders if there is need at the facility or for the specific welding assignment.
Ability to perform basic computer functions on
welding machines if this equipment is to be used at the facility or the
specific welding assignment.
Ability to work with hands and to work in mechanically
oriented situations following supervisor s instruction.
Aptitude to learn and retain new
Ability to follow instructions, given either
verbally or in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively in English.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to stand and move about on concrete 8-12 hours a day.
- Ability to see, walk, bend, reach, grasp, stoop, kneel, twist, crawl, carry, climb, work overhead, push and pull.
- Ability to do heavy lifting (50 pounds) multiple times daily in a 8 to 12 hour shift.
- Ability to maneuver large parts and assemblies (up to 180 pounds) by pushing, pulling and flipping them into place.
- Physical requirement includes a medical questionnaire that assesses pulmonary health as related to welding and wearing Personal Protective Equipment. Further examination of pulmonary health may be required based upon the responses in the questionnaire.
- Ability to work in a constant state of alertness.
- The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
- Employees must wear all mandated PPE which includes at least protection for the eyes, ears, hands, head, body and feet.
Starting rate $15.00 (Monday-Thursday, 1st shift. Make up to $17.25 within the first year!)
Benefits are eligible offered after 90 day probation period which include:
- Pay Rate increase after 90 day evaluation.
- Medical, Dental, Vision, & Several Choices of Voluntary Benefits.
- Pension Plan and 401K (Company Match)
- Yearly Reimbursement up to $75.00 on Steel Toe/Composite Toe Footwear OR Prescription Safety Glasses.
- 8 Paid Holidays
- Vacation & Professional Days
- Quarterly GainSharing Bonus
- & more!
WNEP: Great Dane, Elysburg Commercial Link Below:
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Associated topics: burner, grinder, iron, ironworker, metal, metal inert gas, mig, rail, railing, weld