Vermeer Corporation Robotic Welder in Pella, Iowa

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Job Summary

Work Shift

3 - Third Shift

The Robotic Welder starts, monitors, and stops welding of production parts in a controlled robotic welding cell. Tasks include, but are not limited to: laying out, fitting-up, tacking and welding of cast of machined, forged, and fabricated steel components. This position assembles structural forms such as machinery frames, tanks, and parts according to blueprints and specifications both manually and with a robot.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors.

  2. Tack and load sub weldments.

  3. Operate robot to run parts utilizing a teach pendant and console to run, stop, and restart welding torch.

  4. Manually finish weld parts coming off robot to final product.

  5. Following Vermeer Welding Standards, weld jobs in all welding position according to blueprints, process sheets, and welding procedure specifications using GMAW and FCAW, both conventional and pulsed.

  6. Repair products by dismantling, cutting, gouging, grinding, straightening, reshaping, and/or rewelding.

  7. Responsible for daily TPM including the periodic cleaning of weld spatter from the nozzle, dusting external components of weld unit, changing filters, and verifying the wire is feeding properly.

  8. Support 5S/workplace organization goals of the department and offer suggestions and make improvements that achieve the department's performance board metrics.

Education and/or Experience

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Six months to one year related experience and/or training.

  • Successful completion of the Vermeer Entry Level Welder Training program.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Read blueprints.

  • Write routine reports and intra-department communications.

  • Calculate figures and apply concepts of fractions, percentages and ratios.

  • Apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry and statistical quality control.

  • Effectively present information verbally and written and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customer, and dealers.

  • Perform basic Microsoft Office skills, CAD and other software.

  • Perform problem solving techniques and root cause analysis.

  • Learn to operate the CMM.

  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess, evaluate, and carry out appropriate action for a given situation.

  • Must be able to aid in the design and/or development of fixture and tooling.

  • Must be capable of setting and operating a cutting torch and carbon air arc gouging equipment safely and efficiently.

  • Must be capable of reading and understanding measuring devices such as a tape measure and weld fillet gauge.

Essential Functions

Standing: Frequently

Sitting: Frequently

Walking: Frequently

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Trunk: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Neck: Occasionally (up to 25 degree flex & 30 degree extension for up to 2 minutes)

Elevated Work/Reach: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Climbing: Rarely

Pulling: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Frequently (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Frequently (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 40 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs)

Certificates, Licenses, Registration

  • Individual must have tested and passed the following certifications in addition to the certifications of the Welder I


  • 1/2" - 3F and 4F

  • 1" - 1G

  • 3/8" - 1G

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.