• Tester/Finisher

    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time - RFT
    Work Schedule
  • Overview

    Test jobs in accordance with mechanical and ride quality specifications. Make adjustments to achieve dimensional and ride quality requirements. Perform MIG welding processes to complete the job after adjustments are made. Finish work surface to a cosmetic requirement. Work from prints, drawings and job layouts, using measuring tools to verify alignment and dimensions.


    • Obtain test fixtures to perform testing and adjustment requirements
    • Make adjustments to achieve dimensional and ride quality requirements
    • Confirm angles and dimensions during testing and report any deviations to supervisor
    • Read measuring tools (tape measure, square, material thickness gauges, digital protractor) and operate hand/air tools
    • Grind and finish material to cosmetic requirements with electric grinders
    • Perform MIG welding techniques to complete jobs, after adjustments, maintaining required standards of quality
    • Read and interpret work instructions and AWS welding symbols from blueprints
    • Obtain final piece inspection and sign off by supervisors.
    • Verify rail quantity and job ID Number; enter data into computer software to create paint tag for final operation
    • Prepare job for transportation to paint process: palletize and end caps installed.
    • Communicate parts or material shortages, scrap, production delays and any deviation from standard work to the team captain
    • Complete applicable computer entries, paperwork, and daily timesheets.


    Education and Experience:  

    • High school or general education degree (GED) required. 
    • Some advanced education related to welding or 6 months welding experience required.

    Skills and Abilities: 

    • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
    • Complete standardized written documentation and correspondence.  Professionally communicate in one-on-one and small group situations. 
    • Ability to perform basic electronic tasks using computer software and Microsoft Office.


    Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

    • Environment is a modern production facility with heat and air conditioning
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is generally required to stand; use arms, hands and fingers to manipulate welding gun, hold fabrication parts in place, wire, fixtures and products and hold fabrication parts in place  
    • The job requires repetitive use of a MIG welding gun at shoulder level or below
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand on an elevated step or ladder while performing the duties of this job
    • Use of hands and fingers required to manipulate hand grinders and other fabrication tools
    • Ability to stand, walk, squat, kneel, bend, twist and reach while performing the duties of this job
    • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, regularly
    • Ability to lift 30 to 50 pounds, intermittently
    • Ability to lift 50 to 70 pounds, with assistance, occasionally
    • Ability to physically relocate product throughout the day, regularly
    • The employee is required to reach and climb occasionally


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