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Astec, Inc.

Fitter / Welder - 2nd Shift

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Posted On: Thursday, 8th August 2019
Department: Manufacturing
Shift: 2nd Shift
Location: 4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: High School

Job Description:

  • Fitters/Welders are responsible for the fabrication of plant equipment ensuring proper fit-up and welding of all parts and equipment.
  • Fitter/Welders must be proficient in the use of a tape measure and other measurement and fabrication tools.
  • Fitters/Welders must be proficient in the safe use of gas metal arc and flux cored arc welding processes. 
  • Must inspect metal prior to welding for cleanliness and acceptability and deposit welds with minimal post-weld cleaning.
  • Must be able to read, understand, and apply requirements of the drawings, welding procedures, and welding symbols.
  • Must deposit welds meeting quality standards and size requirements.
  • Must select proper welding consumables to perform the welding job.
  • Ensure welding machine settings are appropriate for work to be performed.
  • Keep work area clean and neat.
  • Clock in on assigned jobs as appropriate.
  • Must be able to safely use cranes and forklifts.
  • Follow PPE requirements for welding and cutting including appropriate hood and filter lens shades and arm/body protection.
  • Follows company policies and procedures at all times.
  • Follows safety policy and procedures at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge and ability to use gas metal arc, flux cored arc, submerged arc and shielded metal arc welding processes.
  • Knowledge and ability to use plasma and oxy-fuel cutting processes.
  • Ability to read and understand fabrication drawings and welding symbols.
  • Successful completion of a written and welding skills test is required.
  • Successful completion of Permit Required Confined Space Entry training is required.
  • Ability to safely use cranes and forklifts required.
  • Training in and knowledge of PPE requirements for welding required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Must be able to work satisfactorily as a team member.
  • Must be able to meet regular attendance requirements.

Company Profile

Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries, Inc. family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm mix asphalt equipment technology, support, and training. Astec, Inc. is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable, and stationary asphalt plant equipment as well as soil remediation equipment and wood pellet plants. Astec, Inc. produces equipment under the Astec and Dillman brands.

Our core values are:

  • 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.

Our company's core purpose is to improve the quality of life for people all over the world by building equipment to improve the world’s infrastructure.

We invite you to learn more about Astec, Inc. and what we have to offer to prospective associates.

Astec, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Benefits

Astec, Inc. offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package as part of its commitment to associates. Benefit highlights include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan (including company match)
  • Opportunities for advancement through job posting
  • Paid Days Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Option
  • TN Valley Credit Union Membership Option
  • Active company safety program
  • Friendly work environment

Please Note: Resumes and applications are not accepted online unless an open position is listed.