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Rice Lake Weighing Systems

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Livestock Welder - 1st Shift

For 75 years Rice Lake Weighing Systems has been a successful, growth-oriented company known as a leader in the weighing industry and our community. We are currently seeking a Welder to join our skilled Livestock Fabrication department. This position may be eligible for our new $100/week incentive based on performance and hours worked! Apply to learn more.

At RLWS, our welders manufacture the toughest scales in the industry. The Welder will perform MIG and TIG welding to satisfactory product standards and specifications, and ensured all items meet RLWS quality standards. This candidate will operate carbon air-arc, pencil grinders, disk grinders, cutoff wheels, and other hand tools as needed. This candidate will layout and fit various parts and assemblies while using various types of welding equipment set up in a variety of positions, such as flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead. The Welder will ensure high quality work and safe practices are followed. Other functions as assigned.

This position will work Monday - Friday with the core hours of 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, or overtime as needed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Operate the overhead crane and forklift to move material
  • Perform MIG welding operations to RLWS quality standards and expectations
  • Read blueprints to perform proper welds
  • Grind parts and occasionally blast parts before or after welding operations
  • Work in a small group setting and independently to complete required workload
  • Operate power tools and basic hand tools
  • Frequent lifting
  • Occasional lifting/carrying up to 50#
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Welding degree or 2 (two) or more years of manufacturing welding experience


  • Working knowledge of the practices, materials, methods, and tools of the welding trade
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precaution of the trade, and of the properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment
  • Ability to read blueprints and other manufacturing documentation
  • Good hand eye coordination and dexterity
  • Good communications skills required
  • Ability to efficiently read a tape measure and other inspection tools
  • Overhead crane and forklift experience preferred

Certificates, licenses, training, or other job-related requirements

  • No current restrictions prohibiting regular lifting of 50 lbs.

RLWS is a successful, energetic, customer-driven organization that offers competitive wages, great working conditions, medical including a near-site primary health care facility, dental, vision, flexible spending, disability, life, vacation, sick time, holidays, profit sharing, 401k, and wellness benefit programs.

If you need assistance with your application, please contact Rice Lake Weighing Systems at . Rice Lake Weighing Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Rice Lake Weighing Systems is a Substance-Free Workplace and requires pre-employment drug screens.


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