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Journeyperson Mechanic Welder Lathrop AB


Lathrop, CA, US, 95330-9777

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.


The Journeyperson will troubleshoot, analyzes problems, and performs all mechanical operations necessary to install, modify, dismantle, repair, overhaul and rebuild various types of plant equipment appropriately.

Key Responsibilities


  • Welds using a variety of methods and material including, but not limited to Stick, Mig, and Tig.
  • Completes weld following proper procedure for the material and service.
  • Inspects welded joints and conducts tests to ensure that welds meet company standards, code requirements, and job specifications
  • Performs precision measurements and adjustments using micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, and other precision instruments to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Performs precision equipment alignment using computerized alignment equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and tools including, but not limited to oiling, greasing, inspecting, etc.
  • Prepares hand sketches for fabrication projects; reads and follows blue prints to complete jobs accordingly.
  • Responsible for laying metal and breaks; repairs metal vessels and pipe leaks.
  • Cuts steel materials using various tools including, but not limited to sears, band saws, abrasive saws, oxy-acetylene cutting torch, and plasma.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties. Actively participates in the Respirator Program.
  • Wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to steel-toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, respirator, fire-retardant clothing, gloves, and dark welders face shield as required. May be required to wear.
Typical Education

High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Relevant Experience
  • Journeyperson card preferred.
  • Minimum of four (4) plus years’ experience and/or training in a manufacturing or chemical plant.
  • Knowledge of basic math skills and reasoning; ability to measure accurately.
  • Knowledge of arc, oxy-acetylene, TIG, and wire feed welding; G6 certified preferred
  • Ability to use tools and equipment including, but not limited to power (electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic) tools, hand grinder, bench grinder, cutting saw, band saw, porta-power, impact wrench, torque wrench, etc.
  • Ability to install and repair equipment working from and referencing equipment manuals and blueprints.
  • Excellent communication skills, time management skills, and attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently or under minimal supervisor; a team player, and ability to work with multiple disciplines
  • Required to operate a person lift, forklift, and/or other equipment as needed;
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.
Required Certifications
Certification in at least two trades (electrical, welding, instrumentation, etc.) required.
Other Information

Hourly Pay: 33.72/hr.

Job Requisition ID: 2090

Travel Required: None

Location(s): AB Plant - Lathrop 

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.**

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