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2nd Shift Fitter

Company: Cooper Steel of Virginia, LLC
Location: Monroe
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

The Structural Steel Fitter/Welder supports Cooper Steel goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability. As a member of the Cooper Steel South team; performance includes demonstration of the following accountabilities: communication, teamwork, job knowledge and leadership.
Responsible for understanding blueprints and welding techniques to execute the highest standards of welding performance.

  • Interpret blueprints to fabricate structural steel
  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements
  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded
  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions.
  • Set up components for welding equipment in accordance with specifications (e.g. cut material with gas torch to match measurements)
  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
  • Ensure work is done safely and meets quality standards
  • Keep work areas clean and organized


    • Proven experience as structural steel fitter and welder
    • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (flux-core, MIG weld)
    • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (grinder, squares, tape measure, hand tools)
    • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
    • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to learn safe overhead crane operations
    • Proficient in English
    • Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) will be a plus
    • Prior experience using overhead cranes is preferred
    • Prior experience in a similar role is preferred

      No supervisory responsibilities
      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      High School Diploma or equivalent
      Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals; good judgment; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to work effectively with others. While performing certain duties of the job, the employee is required to squat, bend, twist, lift, pull, and reach. Lifting is required up to 75 lbs. Must be flexible in hours worked and willing to work overtime.
      Position performs work mostly in the shop setting which includes a variety of working conditions. These include the following conditions: noise level fluctuations from moderate to high, use of personal protective equipment, machine/equipment use. Position involves everyday risks or exposure to elements that require safety precautions. Position will be required to work in adverse weather conditions such as heat, humidity, cold, precipitation, etc.
      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
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Keywords: Cooper Steel of Virginia, LLC, Lynchburg , 2nd Shift Fitter, Other , Monroe, Virginia

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