How to write a Welder job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Welder job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Welder job titles

    Welder
    Lead Welder
    Pipe Welder
    Welder (Part-Time)
    Fitter/Welder

Welder job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Welder job summary

Our residential construction company needs an experienced Welder to join our team. We’re looking for a hardworking professional who enjoys meeting challenges and surpassing customer expectations. The ideal candidate will have a background in residential fittings and welds, from light fixtures to duct work, and will be willing to work on-site as well as in-house to complete jobs for customers on time and on budget. Some projects might require short-term traveling, such as one to two weeks, but we pay all travel expenses, including lodging and meals. We’re looking for a long-term candidate who is looking for a secure and rewarding form of employment.

Welder responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Welder responsibilities

    Read and interpret project plans, blueprints and other written instructions and diagrams to perform task at hand
    Perform MIG, TIG and other types of weld based on project needs
    Field install welds, including duct work, light fixtures, vents, fans, metal sheeting and other parts
    Select proper fillers for jobs based on previous experience or project instructions
    Coordinate with field labour crew for efficient installations
    Conserve resources whenever possible to ensure budgetary integrity and client satisfaction
    De-bur and grind metal as necessary to achieve proper surface texture

Welder qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Welder skills

    School leaver’s certificate preferred
    2+ years’ experience operating as a commercial welder
    Current and valid certification a plus
    Experience working on construction sites and with power tools
    Knowledge of construction site best practices and safety procedures
    Ability to travel to jobs located up to 400 km away

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