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Experience Metal Fabrication Position (Ridgway)

Bennett Forgeworks, Inc.

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compensation: Comensurate with experience, potential Range: $20-$30/hr
employment type: full-time
job title: Metal Fabricator/Welder
Bennett Forgeworks is looking for a motivated, diligent, team-oriented fabricator with outstanding fitting and welding skills.

We produce decorative, architectural, and structural steel components for the finest residences in Telluride and the Rocky Mountain Region. We have a reputation for providing excellent customer service, tackling exceptionally challenging projects and producing high quality work. Due to the variety of custom work we do, flexibility and problem-solving skills are paramount.
Our organization is motivated by these three tenants:
1. Creating exceptional work for our clients
2. Providing good jobs for talented craftsmen
3. Supporting and embodying the spirit of our small mountain town.
Attitude is our number one hiring criterion. We are looking for not only a talented fabricator, but a long-term colleague with whom everyone enjoys working. You must provide your own hand tools. Welding machines, consumables, bench tools, vehicles, etc. will be provided.

Job Summary:
Competency in MIG, TIG, ARC and Oxy Acetylene welding processes; able to produce excellent looking and functioning welds in difficult positions. Must be able to work in finished or nearly finished houses, and respectfully share work spaces with other trades on the work site. Grinding, sanding, filing to produce top quality surfaces.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist supervisor and management in problem solving and decision making as it pertains to the function of this company.
2. Be able to understand verbal instructions and turn them into descriptions and or sketches for approval.
3. Be able to read and follow shop drawings and interpret architectural drawings. An ability to spot and foresee issues and suggest improvements, including how our work will interface/impact other trades, is especially valuable.
4. Assist in planning of projects and schedules.
5. Recommend means and methods to increase shop efficiency.
6. Assist individuals outside of direct work area when required.
7. Follow the assigned project from the beginning through to the final installation.
8. Use knowledge and skills in the following areas is not required, but beneficial:
a. Manual Machine shop equipment
b. Blacksmithing
c. Metal finishing & patinas
9. Professionally communicate with job superintendents as well as existing and/or potential customers.

Work Week
We work four 10-hour days each week, affording three-day weekends in immediate proximity to rivers, lakes, and the San Juan mountains. Our employees share a commonality of expertise and dedication to their craft, with a love for mountain style living and outdoor interests. This is not a job in a cool place, but an opportunity to forge a way of life from a career in a company that values both excellence and fun with a small town in one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the lower 48.



Benefits: One-week paid vacation after one year, two weeks after two years and three weeks after five years, four weeks after 10 years.
After 60 days: $200/month health care stipend, 6 major holidays paid time off, up to 6 paid sick days, simple IRA with up to 3% matching contribution, supplemental Aflac policy.
Interview Process: Following an introductory phone call, an on-site interview and fabrication test will be required to be considered for this position (allow for 4-8 hours for the test). For candidates outside of our region, a longer phone or zoom call will be scheduled before determining the next steps.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references. A stable employment history is highly desirable.
Please check out our website at: http://bennettforgeworks.com/
Located in Ridgway Colorado.
Bennett Forgeworks is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7764812751

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