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At Agritek Industries, Inc. our capabilities are vast, including metal forming, stamping, machining, CNC, assembly, custom fabrication, production welding and more. Celebrating 35 years in the metal forming industry, Agritek Industries remains a company where our employees truly feel like a family. Agritek is a well-established, reputable company and offers a unique opportunity for all our employees in that we seek to tailor each person’s job to their individual strengths, talents, and preferences whenever possible.

Position Summary:

The Welding Manager must be skilled in manual and robotic welding, fabrication, production scheduling and efficiencies, purchasing and department management. Work also includes training, instructing, guiding and development of department personnel in proper equipment and structure repair, maintenance and weld inspection methods, techniques and procedures. The ideal candidate will be well versed in various welding techniques and knowledge of metallurgy to produce quality work in an efficient and timely manner.

 The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in or willing to learn all areas of robotic welding (production, adjustments, programming)
  • Able to identify and weld different types of steel
  • Experienced in industrial metalworking processes (ex: Oxy/Acetylene cutting torch, plasma cutter, MIG welding, TIG welding, Aluminum welding, ironwork, bandsaws, shearing, etc.).
  • Strong in their organizational, leadership and communication skills.

Core Functions

  • Utilize fabricating tools such as MIG & TIG welders, torches, plasma cutters, grinders, clamps, and other tools.
  • Recommend modifications and improvements when applicable and maintain best weld practices
  • Repair and fabricate various items and equipment using cutting, burning, and welding techniques and equipment
  • Work closely with the Quality, Maintenance/Machine Build team, Engineering and other departments as needed


  • Train, teach, and guide less experienced welders, in a cohesive, mentoring team environment
  • Develop and support employee improvement, growth, and job satisfaction
  • Encourage employee innovation and new ideas
  • Develop and oversee employee efficiency and productivity
  • Develop and follow best practices of the Welding department work instructions

Department Management

  • Be a strong presence on the shop floor, observe production, audit to standards, and provide “in the moment” support and training
  • Direct and review labor allocations daily for the best use of each employee’s work hours and productivity
  • Ensure all production parts are to required standards
  • Minimize departmental down time
  • Oversee equipment, maintenance, organization and cleanliness in Welding Department area
  • Order and manage selective outsourcing, materials and supplies as required
  • Ensure that machine maintenance books are current, are followed and filled out properly
  • On-call availability for emergency situations

Quality and Administrative Responsibility

  • Perform all documentation and process requirements to comply with ISO:9001 quality standards
  • Review Inspection Logs daily for accuracy of documented data along with reaction to any change, issues, NCRs or complaints recorded in the journal area
  • Control and document production parts
  • Ensure training for each operation is completed, documented, and maintained
  • Oversee system compliance within the department
  • Know what needs to be done, what rate is required, and staffing needs required to complete the work

Key Performance Indicators

  • 90% of department jobs marked green on Profitability Summary (jobs within 10% of profit goal)
  • Reduction of NCRs reported in department and no customer complaints related to department work
  • ISO QMS is followed, job books are followed and properly completed
  • Thorough employee training is performed and documented
  • Welding Department preventive maintenance is performed on time and is properly documented
  • Scheduled projects and production operations completed on time and within budget
  • No delays or extra costs due to lack of supplies or inadequate planning ahead
  • Visual inspection shows area kept clean, organized and assets preserved per maintenance instructions
  • Depth of knowledge and keeping current on safety regulations and welding techniques and technology

Minimum Job Requirements

  • 5 Years experience in robotic and manual welding/fabrication
  • Formal training preferred, certifications are a plus
  • 5 Years experience in Leadership/Management
  • Strong documented organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adept at prioritizing and handling many tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to handle physical requirements and stress related to responsibilities
  • Ability to work well with all levels of Agritek personnel, customers and suppliers
  • Proven integrity and moral character
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Proven mechanical inclination, general math and manufacturing knowledge, and trouble-shooting skills

Pay: Starting rate from $30 per hour plus a generous quarterly bonus program, rate commensurate with proven experience.

At Agritek we strive for T.H.I.S. (talent, hard work, integrity and service) in the way we treat our employees, customers and suppliers in the achievement of a Christian values work environment.

Agritek Industries offers a wide array of competitive benefits including:

  • Medical insurance at no cost to the employee (for single coverage)
  • Generous company contribution to the Health Savings account
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401 (k) Profit Sharing
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Quarterly Bonus, and more!