Welder Trainee- Rail Manufacturing

Job Description

 Siemens Mobility Welder Trainee

Join the growing, diverse and high performing team at our world-class train manufacturing facility in Sacramento, CA. Siemens Mobility, Rolling Stock Division is the North American market leader in the production of passenger locomotives and coaches, and light rail vehicles. As a Welder Trainee you will learn GMAW (MIG) welding in our 12-week program.

What you will be doing:

·       Adhering to curriculum syllabus for 12 weeks

·       Attend classroom lectures designed to highlight SIEMENS standards for GMAW techniques

·       Online classes and assessments

·       Introduction to welding through VR weld machines

·       Hands on labs for cutting, grinding, and welding

·       Operate grinders, air chisels and a variety of welding equipment and hand tools.

·       Welds components in flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead positions.

·       Fabricate vehicle body parts and brackets out of carbon or stainless steel.

·       Learn to interpret blueprints, specifications, and diagrams to ensure SIEMENS quality

·       Analyze plans, drawings, work samples, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirements and sequence of welding assignments/techniques.

·       Complete SIEMENS weld qualification testing

What we would be impressed with:

·       Have knowledge of welding techniques, tools and equipment.

·       Use proper safety and protective equipment utilized during welding assignments

·       Have automotive/mechanical experience.

·       Prior experience with metal fabrication.

·       Skills in the fabrication, joining and repair of a variety of metal objects, equipment, fixtures and structures.

·       Completion of an accredited welder’s training program


What you need to be successful:

·       Excellent attendance and ability to follow a schedule

·       Basic understanding of the metric system

·       Basic math skills used in measuring dimensions

·       High school diploma or equivalent

·       Basic English skills – ability to read and understand written instructions and effectively communicate verbally

What we are offering:

·       Full time position

·       Starting pay - $17.00. (plus, shift premium – 10% for 2nd shift, 20% for 3rd Shift)

·       11 paid holidays, 18 days PTO

·       401K – 6% company match

·       Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits on Day 1

·       Tuition reimbursement

Additional Information:

·       Upon offer of employment, candidates will be subject to a background check and drug screen, as well as Pulmonary Function Test and Respirator Fit Test

·       Welder Trainees are required to wear a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), and other required protective equipment.

·       The physical demands described here are representative of those necessary to successfully perform the essential job duties:

    • Wear welding PPE 4-6 hours/day: e.g. welding helmet, leather jacket, gloves, safety glasses, ear plugs, steel toe boots
    • Frequently walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • Occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb, crawl in tight spaces or balance; talk and hear.
    • Lift and move up to 40 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

·       Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Our Values:

·         We stay at the forefront of the rail industry.
We continuously improve, learning directly from those who are doing the work.

·         We are optimistic about change and the possibilities it brings:  
We welcome programmatic improvements and strategy shifts which will result in positive results for the world.

·         We value our people, and we support their growth and development: 
Our people are at the center of our work, and we support their development by finding their level of potential development through problem-solving and in collaboration with peers.

·         We mean what we say, and we commit to our promises: 
We follow through on our commitments with honesty and integrity

·         We do more with less: 
We are a lean organization serving customers who are serving communities of people.

·         We are principles-based, not rules-based: 
We make decisions based on what we believe is best for our people and the communities we serve as opposed to adhering to a prescriptive set of immovable practices.

·         We value diversity and strive to be inclusive in our work, both for our customer and our team members: 
We believe in the importance of investing in employees in alignment with our values and honoring every individual story and unique path.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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