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Job Description

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they're our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We're looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a "Most Admired Company" and four times as a "100 Best Companies to Work For."


Position Summary

Advanced knowledge to set up and make adjustments to welding machines as needed to maintain acceptable production and quality.  Advanced ability to self-inspect all parts for defects and welds to ensure quality products.  Advanced ability to troubleshoot and perform higher quality of work than Welder 1. Welder 2 abilities and/or duties may overlap Welder 1 and Welder 3 based on production needs and discretion of management. 


Key Position Results (Examples:  Accurate financial reporting, Timely issue resolution, etc.)

  • Follow all safety procedures and wear all appropriate PPE.  Encourage others to practice safety practices.
  • Safe and quality production of AMSE and/or API products. Ability to mentor weld apprentice and Welder 1 level employees in the safe manufacture of pressure vessels
  • Quality – Self inspects weld contours to applicable code requirements.  Assists others in measuring and determining quality adherence.
  • Maintain productivity goals as outlined by supervisor.
  • Very fluent in work procedures, ability to work independently and possesses weld certification equal to or greater than Welder 1 requirements.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Safely operate GMAW, SMAW and/or SAW equipment and basic power tools
  • Safely operate all intermediate level welding equipment
  • Mentor Apprentice and Welder 1 employees in manufacturing practices
  • Set-up and make adjustments to SMAW, GMAW and/or SAW machines as needed to maintain required production and quality
  • Inspect all parts for defects and welds to ensure quality products
  • Set up and make adjustments to SMAW, GMAW and auto (SAW) welding machines as needed to maintain good production and quality


Critical Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Reports to work on time, with appropriate PPE. Ensures others working in immediate area have required PPE and are working in a safe manner. Must follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Complies with the 5A’s of performance (Attendance, Attitude, Adaptability, Accident-free and Accountability)
  • Expert knowledge in GMAW, SMAW or SAW.  Pass weld certification tests as required by the Quality Control Department. Mentors Weld Apprentice and Welder 1 level employees as needed.
  • Work independently and begin mentoring other welders to produce ASME and API pressure vessels. Assists in layout of tanks and pressure vessel parts. Shows emerging skills in pressure vessel fit-up to shop floor drawing requirements. Must meet Welder 1 requirements.
  • Recognizes and fixes common weld flaws, discontinuities and defects. Self-inspects own welds and corrects errors. Consistently mentors others in identifying and fixing weld defects. Teaches others in the use of fillet and other weld gages to self-inspect welds
  • Work cell leader in welding and vessel layouts to meet production demands.
  • Demonstrate welding proficiency in 5G or 6G pipe orientation or ability to set up and operate mechanized welding systems. Understands personal welder qualification.
  • Meets weld productivity demands and assists others to meet productivity goals. Mentors welder 1 and apprentice welders in meeting productivity demands.
  • Leads others in interpreting drawings for pressure vessels
  • Must be able to count and label parts accurately.
  • Must be able to handle physical, repetitive work and be able to stand for 10 hours a day


Education / Training Required

  • 1-2 years of previous welding experience or equivalent knowledge
  • Ability to qualify to operate forklift and cranes

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

About Worthington Industries, Inc

Worthington Industries, Inc. (Worthington), is a diversified metal processing company, focused on steel processing and manufactured metal products, such as metal framing, pressure cylinders, automotive past- and current-model year service stampings, and through joint ventures, metal ceiling grid systems and laser-welded blanks. The Company operates in three business segments: Steel Processing, Metal Framing and Pressure Cylinders. The Steel Processing business segment consists of the Worthington Steel business unit (Worthington Steel). The Metal Framing business segment consists of the Dietrich Metal Framing business unit (Dietrich). The Pressure Cylinders business segment consists of the Worthington Cylinder business unit (Worthington Cylinders). At May 31, 2009, the Company had 41 manufacturing facilities globally and held equity positions in six joint ventures, which operated an additional 19 manufacturing facilities globally. (Source: 10-K)

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