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Welder 1 (Pasco Feeders)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Sets up, adjusts, and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, drills and punch presses, and grinders in the fabrication and repair of feedlot and/or farm vehicles, machinery, and equipment by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Operates welding equipment, cutting torch, and/or cut off saw to cut or weld parts, equipment, or facilities.

Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements. Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated. 

Plans work procedures and identifies supplies/parts needed to complete assigned projects.  Communicates with Part’s House personnel as needed to obtain and/or order necessary parts/supplies.  Generates, updates and maintains work orders for assigned jobs and/or repairs.

Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


One year certificate from college or technical school and/or five or more years related fabrication/welding experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discount interest commissions proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, mathematics, or schedule form.


Basic knowledge of computer operations.  Must be able to use a michrometer, dial indicator guages, and other work related tools.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands/fingers to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and peripheral vision, as well as depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Job Requisition ID: 12447

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Step and Grade 

Location(s): L&L Feedlot Pasco - Burbank 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**



$19.52/hr, Plus annual incentive plan eligibility

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid Family Building Leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance program (where applicable)
  • Education Assistance
  • Benefits details available at

Nearest Major Market: Kennewick