Beitzel Corporation

Shop Welder

Job Locations US-MD-Grantsville
Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

About Us

Beitzel Corporation is an Industrial Construction and Service Company with over 50 years of experience in the Energy, Mining, Industrial Construction, Aggregate, and Renewables Industries. The Corporate Headquarters are located in Grantsville, MD with several offices throughout the country.

Position Overview

Beitzel Corporation is now accepting applications for full-time Shop Welders. The general role of the Shop Welder – Fabrication & Machining is to utilize various welding techniques to weld and fabricate metal components as specified by blueprints, work orders, and oral instructions.  This is considered a skilled position that requires knowledge of various methods of gas metal welding as well as knowledge of various plates, sheets, and structural shapes in steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized metals. The various types of welding include GMAW, GTAW, SAW, and SMAW. This position has tiered levels based on the complexity of assignments and certifications held.


There are three levels of Shop Welders:

  • Shop Welder I – Entry Level – Not required to be AWS or ASME certified but must become certified within 60 days
  • Shop Welder II – Has obtained at least 3 AWS and/or ASME certifications
  • Shop Welder III – Has obtained a combination of at least 6 AWS and/or ASME certifications in both GMAW and GTAW; a minimum of 2 of those 6 certifications must be in either GMAW or GTAW


This individual will have a thorough understanding of all aspects of industrial fabrication and must be proficient with the products and services offered by the company and must be flexible and willing to work extended hours as needed.


The Shop Welder will report to the Production Manager or Materials Processing Foreman – Fabrication & Machining and will work primarily out of both Fabrication & Machine Shop locations.

What You'll Do

  • Safely and efficiently operate assigned equipment
  • Read, understand, and accurately execute work orders and quality assurance (QA) standards per job requirements
  • Tack-weld or weld components and assemblies, using welding equipment
  • Perform structural welding using a variety of procedures, such as the groove weld, fillet weld complete joint penetration, and partial joint penetration.
  • Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Perform quality checks during production to ensure parts/pieces meet tolerance requirements
  • Follow proper procedures when defective parts are discovered
  • Facilitate setups and changeovers within welding machine capacities
  • Ignite, operate, and cut metal via oxy/acetylene and plasma torches and adjusts valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc
  • Secure workpieces and operate stops and guides for proper alignment
  • Operates overhead and jib cranes to move, lift and place metals and weldments.
  • Exercise proper care, maintenance, and operation of company equipment
  • Monitor and assist plant operations in accordance with company policies and plant standard operating procedures
  • Perform any general work or other assignments necessary to ensure safe, clean, and efficient shop operations
  • Obtain Competent Operator Certification and safely operate the overhead cranes
  • Perform routine maintenance, cleaning, and inspection of shop tools and equipment
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area at all times
  • Assist with organizing materials and supplies for jobs
  • Communicate and work effectively with shop personnel, supervisors, and managers to achieve project goals

Other Duties

This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Working Conditions

  • Sit, talk, hear, read, and write
  • Walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Perform duties indoors in a shop setting with occasional work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

What You'll Bring

  • 2+ years of welding and/or fabrication experience in an Industrial Metal Shop preferred
  • Must successfully complete a weld test required prior to employment
  • Ability to weld in either GMAW or GTAW, both preferred
  • Proficient in the use of manual plasma cutter and oxyfuel cutting torch
  • Possess knowledge of metal plate types (steel, aluminum, stainless, galvanized, etc.) sizes, and shapes (beams, channels, angles, pipe, flat bar, etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials, and supplies used in an industrial shop setting
  • Ability to use measuring devices such as tape measures, squares, protractors, compasses, micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, etc.
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude with experience in related tasks
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ability to read and interpret WPS with the ability to adjust machine settings to conform to WPS while maintaining desired arc
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Must be dependable, trustworthy, possess a positive attitude, and be willing to work independently or in a team environment
  • Must possess strong math skills including adding, subtracting, decimals, and fractions
  • Ability to effectively multitask
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and prioritize competing work assignments
  • Experience with the use of an overhead crane preferred
  • Valid driver’s license is required

How We'll Support You


  • Comprehensive Benefits
    • Health/Life insurance
    • 401(k) retirement plan
    • Short/Long term disability
    • Paid time off and holidays
  • Paid lodging, per diem, and transportation provided for out-of-town work
  • Employee focused work environment
    • On-the-job mentoring and training
    • Internal job postings
    • Performance and salary reviews
    • Employee feedback program
  • Safety-first and drug free work environments
    • Bonuses and incentives for working safely
    • Company provided tools and basic safety equipment
    • PPE allowances with no restrictions on vendors
  • Weekly pay with premium pay for Sundays and holidays
  • Advancement through defined employee career paths
  • Financial tools/programs to help employees reach financial goals, manage money, get out of debt, and save for the future
  • Scholarship opportunities for dependent children


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

This position requires the completion of a thorough background and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. In accordance with The Company’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested.


AAP/EEO Statement 
This Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.


ADA Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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