Welder - Pueblo, CO (Towers)

Pueblo, Colorado
11 Oct 2016
21 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This position is responsible for tack welding, welding and operation of automated welding equipment in support of fabricating wind turbine towers. Equipment and processes include gas metal arc welding (GMAC), flux core arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), submerged arc welding (SAW) and flame/plasma gouging .


Vestas Towers America, Inc.

Steel Department
The steel production department is a part of the Vestas assembly unit in Manufacturing and Global Sourcing. The department is responsible for all aspects in the building of world class wind turbine towers. We are working using cutting edge technology for the future of towers manufacturing.
The daily work will be within a broad network of stakeholders and together with the other entities within production that will set the world class standard for towers of Wind Turbines.
From cutting department, responsible for the intake of the raw steel plates and sizing it down to the size of a specific tower type that is being built per customer orders, to the production side of the factory, that will be tasked with rolling the raw plates into material that can be submerged arc welded, and rolled plate will be assembled together into its specific tower type. You will be an essential part of a team within the steel production facility that consists of 12 team leaders that are responsible for building the world's best and most advanced wind turbine towers located in Pueblo, Colorado.

  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment by following all safety protocols and performing routine housekeeping and workplace organization.
  • Perform activities of position as outlined in Production Work Instructions and Welding Process Specifications.
  • Setup manual welding, automated welding and flame/plasma cutting equipment by setting parameters and making adjustments.
  • Utilize manual welding and automated welding equipment and tooling to tack weld and finish weld components via GMAW, FCAW, SMAW and SAW processes.
  • Prepare welding joints and repair surface/weld imperfections using flame/plasma cutting equipment and grinding.
  • Perform product quality inspections and make corrections as required.
  • Operate material handling equipment, overhead crane and rigging, to fit-up and relocate tower section components.
  • Replenish welding equipment consumables (wire, tips, nozzles, feed rollers).
  • Perform daily maintenance inspections on equipment and correct minor issues.
  • Coordinate with Team Leaders and other production employees to prioritize products to process.
  • Other duties may be assigned
  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of 3 years welding experience in a heavy fabrication industry.
  • Prefer a certificate in welding from an accredited technical school.
  • Must be able to read and interpret production drawings and technical work instructions.
  • Able to speak, read and understand English.
  • Must pass pre-employment welding skills assessment.
What we offer
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

Additional Information
This position is located in Pueblo, CO.

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.

Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.

Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.