Weld and Balance in San Marcos, Texas at Ameridrives

Date Posted: 8/4/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Takes a leadership role in training and assisting other team members; willing to take initiative to suggest improvement and report issues. Routinely performs assembly procedures on u-joint product. Assists in welding u-joint shafts and assembly components. Balance u-joint shafts and applies paint to finished components. Must be capable of reading assembly prints. Equipment used: Automatic band saw, torches, hydraulic/manual presses, MIG/TIG/SMAW welders, common hand tools, painting equipment (pneumatic sprayer), shaft balancing equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assemble u-joint components to complete u-joint shaft assemblies.
  • Builds bearing kits and cross kits among other components for u-joint assemblies.
  • Press fit or heat fit end sections of U-joint.
  • Saw pipe for u-joint center sections.
  • Prepare pipe ends on lathe for u-joint ends to facilitate assembly/weld
  • Disassemble/reassemble existing u-joint components.
  • Repair nonconforming u-joint components (may require extensive welding).
  • Spot weld certain components of u-joint ends.
  • Weld interior and exterior of product on various metals using multiple welding machines (SMAW, MIG, TIG, automatic welders)
  • Balance completed u-joint shafts on multiple balancing machines.
  • Apply paint to completed u-joint assemblies.
  • May be required to complete TIG welding certification for specific products.
  • In-process inspections using various inspection gauges and tools
  • Organize paperwork for work orders
  • Use jigs and fixtures as required
  • Adhere to all safety requirements

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Common sense
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Exceptional integrity
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Creative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Lead by example
  • Positive role model
  • Area expert
  • Team player

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent, Associates in Mechanical and Industrial Technology preferred. Can replace experience with education. Previous shop experience preferred.

Physical Demand and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibration. The noise levels in the work environment it usually moderate. However, on some instances this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary.

Lifting requirements include but not limited to the following:

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to assistance@altramotion.com.


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