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Powell Industries, Inc.     Houston, TX 77007

Powell is a manufacturer of switchgear and other electrical equipment. We are currently hiring a Welder at our Southeast Houston manufacturing facility. Schedule: Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-12:45am; OT as needed

Purpose of Position

A Fitter /Welder, will work either individually, or, as a part of a small team, to produce Sheet Metal weldments.

Weldments must meet the dimensional specifications of the mechanical engineered drawings. A Fitter/Welder will be required to determine, from the drawing, where each weld is to be performed, and meet the size and length requirements of each weld specified within the given tolerance allowed.

A Fitter/Welder is also required to perform any cosmetic or appearance specifications of the weldment. This may require grinding welds and sheet metal buffing.

Key Responsibilities

• Ability to MIG weld mild steel

• Ability to MIG weld stainless steel

• Ability to perform basic fitting

• Ability to adjust machine according to department manual(s)

• Ability to remove material using grinding process

• Ability to read drawings and inspect parts for basic dimensions

• Ability to perform basic layouts (positioning and alignment)

• Ability to inspect parts against complex engineered drawings

• Ability to spray transfer MIG weld

• Capability to examine weld bead for acceptable attributes

• Ability to identify types of copper, stainless grades, etc.

• Knowledge of flux core, shielded wire

• Ability to cope and fit


• Reporting to department Supervisor

• Internal relationships include regular interaction with: Machine Operators, Welders, Painters, Material Handlers, Leadpersons, Supervisors

• External relationships include regular interaction with: N/A

Job Requirements

Responsibilities, Skills, Experience, and Requirements

• Successful candidate will typically have 1-2 years of relevant work experience

• Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal

• Ability to execute hot work (any work performed outside of department)

• Ability to finish grind, surface finishing based on departmental requirements

• Ability to repair improper welds

• Knowledge of fixtures required for area of responsibility

• Ability to tack weld

• Ability to stud weld

• Ability to fine tune voltage

• Ability to square parts

• Ability to torch cut

• Ability to arc metal gouge

• Basic product knowledge (understanding of how work ties into the larger picture) based on departmental need/requirement

• Knowledge of AWS chart/steel tables

• Knowledge of welding symbols

• Knowledge of and ability to use basic tools (tape measure squares, clamps, fillet gage, angle finder, etc.)

• Ability to convert decimals to fractions and utilize conversion chart

• Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers

• Ability to effectively work in team environment

• Awareness and adherence to Lock Out Tag Out procedures

• Ability to follow company operating procedures, safety rules and ISO requirements

Working Environment

All work is performed in a shop environment with constant exposure to the elements of our shop.

It is the policy of Powell Electrical Manufacturing Company to promote safe working conditions for ALL employees, to make available where necessary special equipment to protect employees against specific hazards, to reduce accidents through prevention programs and to establish rules that are designed for the safety of all. It is the responsibility of each employee to adhere to this policy, as well as to observe all safety practices and exercise every precaution for the safety of accidents. There is certain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn during the operation of this job.

In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization. As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

Powered by Innovation - Powell’s culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it. Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have a legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.

We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

If you need an accommodation in the hiring process, you may contact 713.378.2685. Application status inquiries will not be accepted in this manner.

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