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Welder II (1st Shift - $19.55/hr - $1500 bonus)

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company Overview:

McBee, South Carolina, is home to A. O. Smith’s Engineering and Manufacturing teams for our Commercial Water Heaters and Boilers, a category where we are the industry leader with #1 market share.  This plant has earned the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award more times than any other plant in our organization, and has received an Excellence in Safety Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for the fifth consecutive year.


Position Overview:

We have an immediate need for Welder II (1st Shift) for our McBee, SC facility.


We Offer:


Regularly Scheduled Hours:  1st Shift, Mon - Fri, 5:30 am - 2:30 pm with overtime as needed.


Hourly Rate of Pay:  $19.55/hour with evaluations every 90 days that can lead to pay increases


Sign on Bonus: $1500 ($500 after 3 months, $500 after 6 months, $500 after 12 months - must not be on a corrective action for attendance to qualify for bonus payments)


Benefits:  Comprehensive benefits which include medical, dental, and vision which start from day one!  Additional benefits include life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, and tuition assistance.  We offer an onsite fitness center, onsite cafeteria and micro market, and employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products.



  • Operate automatic welding units by joining two pieces of material using resistance welding techniques;
  • Complete setup procedures and operate / changeover moderately complex equipment;
  • Operate automatic welding units by depositing metal from electrode to work piece and joining edges of work piece;
  • Use disc grinder to smooth out, weld, or grind parts prior to welding;
  • Maintain length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead;
  • Weld in flat and horizontal planes;
  • Examine weld for bead size and other specifications;
  • Repair weld defects;
  • Tack weld assemblies together;
  • Assemble component parts using hand and small power tools;
  • Obtain parts and materials needed to complete tasks;
  • Provide direction, training and/or guidance to new employees as required;
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and organized condition and follow prescribed safety rules and  quality requirements;
  • Store and properly identify finished units;
  • Fill out paperwork related to production activity as required;
  • Report problems with safety, quality, processes, equipment and materials to production lead or supervisor;
  • Wear required PPE (steel-toed boots, safety glasses, ear plugs, welding PPE and any additional PPE required for task being performed);



  • GMAW training classes required (24 hours);
  • Hand ASME certification required (additional ones can be required depending on positions: girth/long seam/robot/circle);
  • GTAW Carbon Steel to Carbon certification within 90 days of start of assigned training;
  • Ability to use visual/destructive testing to determine quality of resistance welds;
  • Ability to understand and follow standard work and work instructions;
  • Ability to perform repetitive work while paying attention to the detail and quality of work performed;
  • Knowledge and skills to operate all required machines;
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred;
  • Willingness to learn new tasks, cross-train, rotate and work as a part of a team;
  • Willingness to work overtime as required depending on business need;
  • Ability to train as a back-up for other team members to cover absenteeism, vacations and mandatory rotations of responsibility;
  • Ability to follow all safety and quality policies and procedures

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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