General Purpose of Position

The purpose of the Welder “In Training” position is to manufacture quality irrigation and trailer/chassis products from fabricated metal component parts by performing acceptable weld processes.

A Welder “In Training” is a new employee or existing employee who can either learn or demonstrate basic welding skills and knowledge including oxy-fuel systems; GMAW (Gas Metal

Arc Welding) welding skills and theory; and the completion of the company’s needs assessment/weld evaluation exercise.

A Welder “In Training” must be able to weld at the established standard(s) for both production and quality before they can be considered for advancement.


Essential Functions

Must be able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and proficiency necessary to make good welds as welds will be required to meet acceptable standards and will be subject to inspection.
Must be able to use hand and power tools correctly.
Must be able to run a forklift and secure a forklift license if required.
Must be familiar and cognizant of safety guidelines throughout the company.
Must maintain a good attendance and punctuality record.
Must be able to read and interpret blueprints; technical and service bulletins; product specifications; and other standard operating procedures.
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform and understand the setup of production jobs with the appropriate fixturing and/or tools to produce the required results.
Must be able to use and understand various specialized measuring tools and equipment unique to the job i.e. tape measures; levels; and degree finder.
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills, as they will interact with other departments, professional staff and management of the company.
Must be able to work with limited supervision and show/demonstrate initiative, tact, good judgement and sound reasoning.
Must be able to handle the physical requirements of the position.
Must have neat and legible handwriting.
Will perform other related duties as directed by supervision.
Describe Critical Skills, Experience, Training, Education, or Licenses Required

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to proficiently weld steel or aluminum and other materials as required.


Machines, Tools, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment Used

Welders will be required to use welding machines/equipment; rotating equipment; plasma cutting and oxyacetylene cutting torches; basic fabrication equipment; and ordinary hand or power tools.  Welding positions require the use of various welding PPE clothing; welding helmets; safety glasses with side shields; protective footwear; and hearing protection.

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About Reinke

Headquartered in Deshler, Neb., Reinke Manufacturing Co., Inc. is one of the world's most recognized manufacturers of center pivot and lateral move irrigation systems. Since 1954, Reinke has developed products designed to increase agriculture production while providing labor savings and environmental efficiencies.