Welding Trainer

Fox Valley Metal-Tech is a custom metal fabrication company based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, serving local and nationally recognized companies in the defense contracting, pulp and paper, converting, custom machine building, foundry, food and beverage industries. Setting itself apart from other like companies, Fox Valley Metal-Tech delivers customized solutions where others cannot. All achieved by a talented and dedicated workforce striving to deliver quality in everything it does.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assess the ability of new-hire welders to weld using the MIG and TIG welding processes
  • Plan, coordinate, and perform training for both new hire and current welders in accordance with the needs of the business and ensure welders are trained in accordance with FVMT’s weld procedures
  • Create development plans for employees to improve their welding skills
  • Oversee hands-on welder training on the shop floor 1st shift, and 2nd shift (as necessary)
  • Present training information to trainees with a variety of methods including theory and hands-on participation
  • Instruct welders on basic materials, weldability characteristics, and on welding filler metal types and characteristics
  • Explain the characteristics and operation of various power sources and other related equipment
  • Provide blueprint reading training with emphasis on welding symbols
  • Provide basic safety instruction in the use of equipment, troubleshooting, and demonstrating the proper use of equipment
  • Instruct welders in the importance of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, resourcefulness, and
    good work habits
  • Provide employee welding skill assessments to Welding supervisor and review development plans
  • Work closely with Welding supervisor to develop special help programs for low achievers
  • Maintain records of employee training
  • Develop and qualify weld procedures, and monitor and enforce welding code and specification requirements
  • Maintain quarterly welder continuity and annual vision exams
  • Promote, support, and reinforce FVMT’s Quality at the Source practice (QATS)
  • Performs annual welding practices class
  • Initiate purchase requisitions for supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Maintains a clean and orderly training area
  • Must be able to communicate and problem solve with others in a tactful and professional manner using sound judgement
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Welding or a related field
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate degree in Welding Technology, and a minimum of 3-8 years of arc welding experience in a welding and metal fabrication environment or 2-5 years of experience in welding instruction in a welding and metal fabrication environment, or a combination of both
  • AWS Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) and/or Certified Welding Educator (CWE) preferred but not required


  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a community or technical college welding program with a working knowledge of instructional theory, basic education principles, practices and methodologies, the developmental process, and general classroom and lab practices preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of welding experience in a metal fabrication environment desired but not required
  • Working knowledge of AWS standards and practices
  • Accurate blueprint reading experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong coaching, motivation, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet

Specialized Experience:

  • Working knowledge of NAVSEA welding specifications including Techpubs 248 and 278 is desired but not required
  • Experience in writing weld procedure specifications (WPS), qualifying weld procedures (PQR), and in qualifying welders to weld procedure specifications (QTR) is desired but not required
  • Working knowledge or experience with Miller Electric’s OpenBook welder training program is desired but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, internet, and email

Physical Demands: The physical demands described below are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Frequently: sit, grasp/hold, fine manipulation of both hands
  • Occasionally: reach at shoulder, lift/carry, and walk
  • Seldom: stand, reach below shoulder, reach above shoulder

Percent of job performed per Hours Worked:

0% - 15%          Seldom

16% - 33%   Occasionally

34% - 65%   Moderate

66% - up              Frequently

To learn more about this great opportunity, please visit https://www.fvmt.com today.

Fox Valley Metal-Tech has grown to become an employer of choice for machinists, welders and metal finishers alike for its challenging work and employee friendly work environment. Come be part of our team today! Good people, good work, great environment; that's Fox Valley Metal-Tech. Fox Valley Metal-Tech is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Since 1989

PRECISION Usa It's What We Do

Green Bay, WI

We are proud to serve our customers and provide the skill and services that we excel in to make them successful. Our dedication to quality as our foundation has developed partnerships with our customers that continue to deliver world-class fabrications that meet or exceed their expectations. We are proud to say "Made in America."

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