Astec Industries

Welder - Parsons

Parsons, KS

Job Description


Posted: Thursday, 5/2/2024


Power Flame is an innovative and forward-thinking manufacturer of gas, oil, combination gas/oil, low NOx burners, and combustion control systems designed for commercial, industrial, and process applications. Power Flame is a subsidiary of Astec Industries. Astec is a global, environmentally focused infrastructure and manufacturing company of asphalt road building and aggregate processing. Our mission is to design and build the most innovative products for the industries we serve. Leveraging innovative solutions and technologies, we serve customers all over the world.

Why You'll Love Working for Us:
• Health, Dental, Vision- Day 1 Eligibility
• Life, and Spousal Insurance
• Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
• Short-Term Disability
• Employee Wellness Programs, Tuition Aid, and Employee Assistance Program


Under the direction and supervision of the Department Production Manager and in cooperation with the Production Supervisor and Production Lead, weld metal components with welding equipment to fit and join, fabricate, and/or repair heavy and large mechanical products per specifications and in accordance with the production schedule.

Key Deliverables
• Adhere to all safety rules and perform work at a quality level
• Read and understand assigned blueprints prior to starting a project.
• Participate in process and product development and improvement programs.
• Accurately inspect metal prior to welding to ensure clean welds.
• Perform grinding operations that comply with Astec's standards.

Key Activities & Responsibilities
• Ability to perform grinding and be able to pass a required welding skills test.
• Necessary to be able to do all Grinder tasks.
• Must be able to safely perform gang-welding techniques (dos and don'ts).
• Must be able to safely weld vertical, flat, and overhead with both MiG and stick.
• Must inspect metal prior to welding for smoothness and acceptability and clean welds to presentable state (grinding operations).
• Must work with Fitters on proper assembly of equipment.
• Keep work area clean and neat.
• Clock in on assigned jobs as appropriate.
• Ensure welding machine settings are appropriate for work to be performed.
• Must be able to safely use cranes and forklifts.
• Must be trained in and know PPE requirements for welding including hood and filter shades and arm/body protection.
• Must be able to read and understand weld symbols.
• Must maintain welding machines by keeping them clean and changing liners in the welding guns.
• Follows company policies and procedures at all times.
• Follows proper safety rules and procedures at all times.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, your experience and competencies are:
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• 0-1 Year of Welding experience required.
• Heavy equipment manufacturing experience preferred
• Computer experience desired, particularly the ability to use a mouse and locate and open/close programs/files.
• Knowledge and ability to perform all Grinder tasks required.
• Ability to properly and safely MiG weld, stick weld, and arc gouging required.
• Ability to read and understand weld symbols required.

Supervisor and Leadership Expectations


Our Culture and Values

Employees that become part of Astec embody the values below throughout their work.
• Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers
• Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business
• Respect for all individuals
• Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation
• Safety, quality and productivity as means to ensure success


Manufacturing Environment

Shop manufacturing environment exposures include exposure to moving mechanical parts, machinery, tools and equipment, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, motorized vehicles, welding and machining operations, outside weather conditions and exposure to the risk of electric shock. The employee may occasionally be exposed to varying levels of dirt, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, very warm and/or very chilly temperatures. The noise level in the shop can be very loud at times consistent with an industrial assembly facility and may require hearing protection. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Power Flame is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

At Power Flame, we value diversity and strive to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We recognize that some highly qualified women may not apply for roles due to systemic barriers. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply and are committed to providing a fair and equitable hiring process for all candidates.

Astec Industries At A Glance

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