Metal Welder

In by Erin Herbst

Chanhassen, MN
Posted 1 month ago

We are currently looking for a Metal Welder to join our team at Apollo (an Apex Water and Process Inc. company) at our Chanhassen, MN, location! This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position offering a complete benefits package, including competitive PTO, 401K with a company match, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. New, full-time employees start accruing PTO right away and are eligible for benefits within 31 days or less. We also offer a clean, bright and safe work environment! Apply today and take the first step in working for a company where your contributions and career development truly matter!


Apex Water and Process Inc. ( is a comprehensive provider of fabrication, as well as water and process solutions, for industrial and agricultural markets with enterprise-level partnership and customer service. As a vertically-integrated parent company to six outstanding regional brands, Apex is uniquely positioned to meet all our clients’ fabrication, chemical, equipment, engineering and service needs efficiently and effectively. We are a fast-growing, dynamic company with a strong, supportive culture that offers many opportunities for career development and advancement, and we are always looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join our team to help us continue to strive for excellence as we provide valuable, innovative solutions for our customers!


The primary objective of the Metal Welder is to accurately and efficiently weld metal components according to specifications. This is a low-volume, high-precision welding position that requires excellent attention to detail and a great appreciation for quality.


  • Perform welding operations using various techniques, including MIG and TIG welding, to join and fabricate metal components, boxes, cabinets, and frames according to blueprints, drawings, and specifications
  • Prepare metal surfaces by cleaning, grinding, and shaping them to ensure proper fit and optimal welding conditions
  • Inspect welded components for quality assurance, ensuring they meet internal company and external customer quality expectations, and make necessary adjustments or repairs as needed
  • Use job knowledge to continuously improve the quality and cost of welded products
  • Work closely with the fabrication team, including project managers, engineers, and other welders, to ensure efficient workflow, meet project deadlines, and resolve any welding-related issues or challenges
  • Maintain accurate records of welding activities, including material usage, production rates, and any issues or defects encountered during the welding process
  • Perform secondary machining operations as required
  • Perform simple maintenance on tools and equipment as required
  • Develop and approve relevant work instructions as required
  • Exhibit leadership characteristics in the areas of attendance, positive and active team participation, cost reduction, and quality improvement
  • Cross-train as required
  • Work overtime when required to support customer demand
  • Clean and maintain work areas
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in metal welding in a fabrication or manufacturing environment and demonstrated proficiency in MIG and TIG welding techniques, specifically experience in welding tight tolerance parts made of stainless steel
  • Strong understanding of various metals, their properties, and appropriate welding techniques for each type of metal
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot welding issues, such as weld defects, equipment malfunctions, or material inconsistencies, and implement corrective measures
  • Ability to interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, and specifications to accurately assemble and weld metal components
  • Adherence to all Company policies
  • Adherence to all safety protocols and guidelines while performing welding operations, including wearing protective gear, handling materials and equipment safely, and maintaining a clean and organized work area
  • Above – average mechanical aptitude
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure accurate alignment, precise measurements, and adherence to quality standards
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal instruction and supervision and effectively plan, organize,  and execute own activities
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively to meet project deadlines in a fast-paced fabrication environment
  • Ability to take direction, work well with others and be an active team member
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both written and verbal
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted and over 50 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets
  • Ability to read engineering documents and drawings without assistance


  • Completion of a certified welding course
  • 10+ years of experience in metal welding in a fabrication or manufacturing environment

An offer of employment at Apollo is subject to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Apollo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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