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Vestas Factory

Welder - Wind Turbine Tower Manufacturing - Night Shift -Pueblo, Colorado 
US, Pueblo | Skilled Worker / Semi-Skilled Worker | Full-Time | ID: 4782
 

As a Welder at Vestas, you will be working in a safe, clean, and temperature-controlled environment. You will receive a thorough training curriculum that will be conducted by our experienced group leads, as well as the opportunity to advance with certifications to our higher-level Welder roles.


Working at a Vestas factory, you are part of a growing industry and a company with global production setup with focus on safety, quality and teamwork.  You are “hands-on” in a high-tech environment, working to create Vestas products to high standards for our customers around the globe.

Assembly, Generators & Towers/Towers Pueblo/Production/Steel Production

Vestas Towers in Pueblo Colorado is the largest tower facility in the world. It produces towers that now rise 133 meters (about 433 feet, or 43 stories high). In June 2017, Vestas celebrated its 5,000th tower completion at the factory - the most by a single factory ever and those towers and turbines power projects in nearly all states in the USA.


In the Steel Department there are about 280 welders total with roughly 72 delegated to each of the 4 teams. You will be part of the crucial night teams who guarantee consistent production of Vestas towers. Our welders use cutting edge technology to build the world’s best and most advanced wind turbine towers.


Responsibilities

  • Tack welding, gas metal arc welding (GMAC), flux core arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), submerged arc welding (SAW) and flame/plasma gouging
  • Setup manual welding, automated welding and flame/plasma cutting equipment by setting parameters and making adjustments
  • Prepare welding joints and repair surface/weld imperfections using flame/plasma cutting equipment and grinding
  • Perform product quality inspections and make corrections as required
  • Operate material handling equipment, overhead crane and rigging, to fit-up and relocate tower section components
  • Replenish welding equipment consumables (wire, tips, nozzles, feed rollers)
  • Perform daily maintenance inspections on equipment and correct minor issues
  • Coordinate with Team Leaders and other production employees to prioritize products to process
  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment by following all safety protocols and performing routine housekeeping and workplace organization.
  • Perform activities of position as outlined in Production Work Instructions and Welding Process Specifications.

 

Qualifications

  • Must be able to work night shift
  • Safety mindset is required
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Certificate in welding from an accredited technical school/program strongly desired
  • 1 – 3 years welding experience, preferably in a heavy fabrication industry
  • Must be able to read and interpret production drawings and technical work instructions
  • Able to speak, read and understand English
  • Must pass pre-employment welding skills assessment

 

Competencies

  • Must be able to work night shift
  • Safety mindset is required
  • Coordinate with Team Leaders and other production employees to prioritize products to process
  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment by following all safety protocols and performing routine housekeeping and workplace organization.
  • Perform activities of position as outlined in Production Work Instructions and Welding Process Specifications.

 

What we offer
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary, and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry.  Among the many amenities, we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.


It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.


Additional information 
This site is located in Pueblo, CO and is on the night shift.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

 

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.


Nearest Major Market: Pueblo
Nearest Secondary Market: Colorado Springs