Milwaukee, WI  / South Milwaukee, WI  / West Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description

MIG welders perform various functions; shown below is an example of a job description, highlighting the main tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position:

  • Measure and mark work pieces using straightedges, rules, and calipers
  • Cut and smooth metal components using plasma cutters, portable grinders, lathe, and milling machines
  • Read and interpret blueprints and production drawings in order to lay out a welding project
  • Operate forklifts/cranes and use them in conveying work materials to welding site
  • Collaborate with project managers and welding supervisors to ensure smooth work operations
  • Guide and direct the activities of inexperienced/trainee welders
  • Maintain welding safety guidelines and regulations to ensure a risk-free work environment
  • Carry out welding according to set dimensions to meet general test requirements
  • Organize and clean welding equipment on a regular basis
  • Monitor inventory level of materials to notify supervisor of stock shortage
  • Bore holes through metal work pieces using drill press
  • Weld materials in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions
  • Adjust gas gauges to set the flow rate of shield gas
  • Conduct hydrostatic, x-ray, and tolerance tests to assess weld quality and conformance to specification
  • Use measuring instruments such as micrometers and calipers to inspect angles, grooves or gap allowances
  • Apply knowledge of metallurgy and geometry in selecting welding equipment and configuration.

To be hired to work as an MIG welder, the following are major requirements most employers may want you to have to qualify for an interview:

  • Education and Training: To become an MIG welder, you require a high school diploma and several years of training at vocational institution. You can also learn from experienced welders as a welding apprentice. Certifications from recognized welding associations such as American Welding Society are usually required by most employers
  • Physical Dexterity: MIG welders are able to operate various welding implements to achieve high quality welds
  • Stamina: They are able to withstand long hours of welding in rigorous and extreme conditions
  • Attention to Detail: They perform welding operations in accordance with set specifications and configuration


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Temp-to-Hire, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
All Shifts
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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