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MIG Welder

Production | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:

POSITION:                MIG Welder

LOCATION:              Blackfoot, Idaho


The Welder is responsible for fitting and welding structural and component parts used in the manufacture of agricultural equipment.  The Welder will use mechanical drawings and verbal instructions to produce required equipment according to production timelines.  The Welder will correctly set up and operate welding machine to perform high quality welds.  The Welder will complete final inspections of fitted components and welds prior to releasing to downline customer to ensure the highest quality product is being delivered.  Welders will be available for shift-work where appropriate in order to respond to production needs. The Welder will demonstrate high level of responsibility and accountability while working effectively and efficiently.


Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Fit and weld frames and component parts per drawings and customer orders in accordance with the timelines identified in the build plan;

  • Produce high strength, visually appealing, structurally sound welds required for equipment manufacturing;

  • Understand the definition of quality and know the measurements for determining quality products;

  • Coordinate with Lead Person to identify and requisition parts and materials needed to complete assigned job;

  • Become a technical expert for products manufactured and be top performer in workmanship, safety, and work ethics;

  • Perform basic preventative maintenance on welding machine and associated equipment;

  • Keep and maintain accurate production records using timesheets and other methods identified by Supervisor;

  • Safely operate material handling equipment such as forklift and overhead crane;

  • Actively work with internal and external customers to identify and solve problems.


Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work in a team environment with little or no supervision;
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment;
  • Fill in during team member absence;
  • Promote the company’s core values; integrity, respect, commitment, quality, innovation.


  • Proficiency in basic shop math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division);

  • Proficient in all types of measuring tools as required (tape measures, squares, protractors, etc.);

  • Training in welding or experience in production welding;

  • Well-developed knowledge of equipment, parts, systems, tools, and machinery required in production of welded components;

  • Understanding of welding and manufacturing shop safety and possible hazards;

  • Ability to cut and fabricate detailed parts as required;

  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills;

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;

  • Ability to read and interpret instructional drawings and schematics.


  • Welding machine, band saw, drill press, overhead crane, shear, grinder, hand drill, forklift, etc.;
  • Other machines and equipment specific to departmental or facility needs.


  • HEAVY work involving:

    • Climbing            
    • Balancing           
    • Stooping          
    • Kneeling             
    • Crouching
    • Crawling            
    • Reaching            
    • Standing            
    • Walking               
    • Small Motor Skills
    • Pulling                
    • Hearing             
    • Talking               
    • Grasping             
    • Repetitive Motions
    • Handling            
    • Feeling              
    • Pushing
    • Visual Acuity      
    • Lifting (Up to 50 lbs.)

Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions.  May have temperature changes due to working inside a shop. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  Includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places.  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dust mists, gases or poor ventilation.  There is air and or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

PAY:   DOE; Starting at $15.00/hr.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page.