Vocational Trainee: Welding (Spring 2024)

Responsibilities – General
  • Perform duties related to safety, quality and productivity for all Internal Supply operations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate operational excellence through attitude and actions.
  • Present a professional quality image and encourage others to continuously produce to a high standard of quality while seeking continuous improvements.
  • Demonstrate polite, courteous, and helpful disposition when dealing with people both internally and externally.
  • Ability to provide feedback in a professional manner and escalate items as required.

Responsibilities – Welder

  • Plan and perform hand and automatic arc welding operations to weld similar and some dissimilar metals in all positions for structural and mechanical strength. Work involves gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), submerged arc welding (SAW), and flame cutting operations.
  • Equipment used includes a wide variety of welding positioners, stands, fixtures, tables, jib boom suspended welders and a variety of weld wire in coils, spools or drums and applicable flux materials. Material processed consists of various grades of carbon steel and is handled by hand, lift truck, jib boom hoist, or overhead bridge crane. Basic use of pneumatic tools is required.
  • Receive direction from Supervisor relative to work assignment from either a Supervisor, Weld Engineers, or Weld Instructors. Written work instructions are from detail and weld assembly drawings, shop orders, and schedules, to plan and perform assigned welding operation within Internal Supply.
  • Interpret drawing and shop orders to determine fixture and welding requirements. Fabricate holding fixtures as required, with consideration of weldment dimensional tolerances. Select weld wire and process in accordance with specified procedures. Set up work on table, floor, stand, positioner, or prescribed fixture. Secure with blocks, clamps, and related holding devices to tack and weld in accordance with engineering drawings, specifications, and procedures.
  • All Welds should be made to meet Volvo Weld Specifications, per ISO document, WPR-005.
  • Detect and report faulty operation, defective material, questionable drawing requirements, and unusual conditions to proper Supervisor. Perform work of acceptable quality requirements. Collaborate with other welders, as assigned, in performing work such as submerged arc welding of drums. Maintain working area in neat and orderly condition and report all production information in the appropriate computer system.

Skills / Experience Required

  • Student must be currently enrolled and pursuing the Welding field
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Eligible candidates are those high school students that attend Franklin County Career and Technical Center and Cumberland-Perry Area Career and Technical Center

At the Volvo Group, we strive for a clear, transparent, and straightforward compensation approach, motivating you to contribute to the company’s growth. For all vocational trainee positions, the hourly range is set at $16.00 - $18.00. The hourly rate for these roles is determined by several factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, academic classification, and degree seeking area of study. In addition to these factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as part of any final offer.

We also offer the following benefits to vocational trainees:

  • Countless career opportunities / internal mobility across our global organization
  • Training and personal development

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Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

Part of Volvo Group, Volvo Construction Equipment is a global company driven by our purpose to build the world we want to live in. Together we develop and deliver solutions for a cleaner, smarter, and more connected world. By unleashing everyone’s full potential, we build a more sustainable future for all our stakeholders. Come join our team and help us build a better tomorrow. 

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer