Technician, Welder

Job req id:  12855

Aurora, NC, US, 27806

Pay Band: WAGE 


At Nutrien, our purpose is Feeding the Future and we do so with safety, inclusion, integrity, and results as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.


Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With nearly 25,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers globally.


We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, act with integrity, and who support inclusion.


Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us raise the expectation of what an agriculture company can be and grow your career.



**$1000.00 Sign-On-Bonus**


This position reports directly to the Chemical Maintenance Supervisor.


What you will do:


  • Work safely to prevent on-the-job injuries following Nutrien, Occupational Safety Health Administration, Mining Safety Health Administration, and other regulatory agencies rules and policies that apply
  • Use Personal Protection Equipment such as hard hat, safety toe boots, safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, face shield, Fire Resistant clothing, flash suits, and other items as required
  • Adherence to safety procedures, including (but not limited to) Lock Out Tag Out, Hot Work, Confined Space, Critical Lift
  • Post screens and put up barricades to protect others before work begins
  • Use proper hand tools, power tools, cutting equipment, and welding equipment to complete job tasks
  • Work in teams to complete assignments to minimize downtime
  • Conduct repairs on assigned components and equipment and to be familiar with all health and safety regulations before starting repairs
  • Maintain safety as a key principle by working safely, ensuring others are also working safely, participating in safety meetings, and serving on committees such as Light Keepers
  • Repair broken or damaged components, equipment, and parts; fabricates new structures, assemblies, and parts using various welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
  • Weld in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions by using the various welding processes
  • Use appropriate heating equipment for pre- and post-heating and maintaining temperatures during welding
  • Connect cables from welding machine to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, or pulse, as specified by welding procedure
  • Select torch, torch tip, and regulator settings according to chart specifications or type and thickness of metal
  • Perform minor repairs to welding equipment
  • Weld at elevated heights, from personnel lifts, personnel baskets, scaffolds, or walkways
  • Weld in confined spaces, cramped and uncomfortable positions, works indoors and outdoors, all temperatures and conditions
  • Operate welding shop equipment to prepare components for welding such as shearing, breaking, punching, rolling, and metal cold saw
  • Remove cracks and prepare joints for welding by air carbon-arc gouging, grinding, and beveling
  • Repair equipment by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts by using cutting torch, straightening press and hand tools
  • Hot work permitted tasks by acting as a fire watch, barricading access, fire control, and checking air quality
  • Utilize consumable supplies during repair activities to ensure they are used in a cost-effective manner
  • Troubleshoot work-related problems by using established work methods to isolate concerns, and then uses proven repair techniques to complete work tasks
  • Complete required training to keep current on Nutrien progression plan and shop certifications by managing and keeping track of training modules required for promotion
  • Inspect each weld pass by visually checking weld proper penetration, porosity, undercut, cold lap, bead size, equal legs and that it meets specifications
  • Verify position of metal components in assembly by using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and rules
  • Cut metal plates or structural shapes by using plasma cutter, oxyacetylene, or grinder with cutting blade
  • Work in teams to complete assignments and minimize down-time
  • Assist in rigging process components for removal and installation by following proper rigging techniques to complete tasks
  • Clean weld joint and work area by using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical spray to clean surface for welding
  • Chip welding slag and spatter by using proper Personl Protective Equipment, and proper tools such as chipping hammer, grinder, and needle gun to compete work
  • Lift and position components to work area by using overhead and jib cranes, boom trucks jacks, shims, forklift
  • Attend group meetings to learn new or modified welding techniques, safety practices, or to review new projects
  • Conduct daily inspections of mobile equipment by using the Mobile Equipment checklist before operating equipment
  • Connect regulator valves and hoses to gas cylinders for cutting torch and welding machines to prepare for welding components
  • Maintain shop and field equipment by following Standard Operating Procedures to perform preventative maintenance on shop and support equipment
  • Read daily job package and scope of job to determine tools necessary to complete tasks; follow up on job package and reviews changes with supervisor
  • Assist with Preventative Maintenance tasks during down days by following Preventative Maintenance check sheet and signing off to indicate tasks have been completed, forwards to supervisor for review
  • Perform housekeeping duties of an assigned area by cleaning area prior to job completion, turn in completed paperwork indicating area is clean
  • Acquire necessary licenses to operate forklift, personnel lift, and boom truck
  • Complete reports and documentation for assigned job by tracking the details of each job and reporting outcomes as tasks are completed
  • Assist electricians, mechanics, and other skilled trades to complete assigned tasks
  • Assist with mechanical repairs when needed
  • Ability to layout from blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job packages
  • Ability to read, understand, and adhere to welding procedures
  • Ability to select appropriate wire, electrodes, shielding gas, and proper machine settings when a procedure is not available
  • Adaptability and flexibility are requirements due to the many changing conditions throughout the day
  • Ability to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards and to obtain professional or technical certification by attending classes for various welding techniques
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to work in elevated areas, cramped areas, confined spaces; may spend considerable time standing, sitting, kneeling


What you will bring:


  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma preferred
  • Detail oriented and sound work ethic
  • Cooperation, working well with others on the job by displaying a good attitude and leadership skills at all times
  • Systematic procedural discipline, following a predetermined course of action for completing tasks
  • Ability to  understand and provide instructions while focusing on the primary task of welding
  • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 4 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 5 on Workplace Documents to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.
    • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) must be uploaded with your resume during your application to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien





Starting rate $30.53 - $43.47 per hour (plus available overtime).

Nutrien offers a skills based pay compensation program.  Hourly rates can progresses based on On-Job-Training, formal learning, and observation of new skills.  


We provide an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage, and life insurance and well as disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. In addition, we have a retirement program that encourages our employees to save for the longer term, with generous matching employer contributions. Our benefit package also demonstrates our culture of care with paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as paid personal and maternity/parental leaves and an Employee and Family Assistance Program. Details of the benefits package will be shared in the application process. 


Are you a good match? Apply today! 


Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics


This job will remain posted until filled. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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At Nutrien, we never stop growing, because our world never does. Our size can help us weather a storm, but with that ability comes a great responsibility—to our growers and customers, our employees and shareholders, our communities, and the planet. 

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