Website Powell Industries

Lead Welder (EDE PCR Base) Job Highlights

Title Lead Welder – EDE PCR Base
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Acheson, AB, Canada
Company Powell Industries

Company Profile

Powell Industries is a global manufacturer and provides innovative engineered electrical power solutions and services. The offerings include low and medium-voltage electrical distribution packages, electrical and valve servicing, and a wide number of automation systems.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Lead Welder who will use a variety of welding processes and tools to produce precision parts and construct Powell Canada products.

The position will report to the Manufacturing Supervisor of the Fabrication Department.

Educational Qualification

  • Possess CWB Certification FCAW S-classification in all positions (required)
  • FCAW all positions and MCAW tickets are considered an asset.
  • A forklift operation ticket is considered an asset
  • Overhead crane ticket is considered an asset (10-80 tons)
  • Safety certifications are an asset for the position.
  • Valid Provincial or Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman’s Welder certification.

Work Experience

  • Possess a minimum 2 years of experience, working as Journeyman in related structural steel fabrication
  • MIG/TIG experience (preferred)


  • Be a leader in training and mentoring other employees.
  • Ensure quality by following standard work instructions and identifying any potential risks to product quality.
  • Ensure work areas remain clean and well organized.
  • Fit-up Weldment per required mechanical engineered drawing and product specifications.
  • Operate automatic band saw and Mag drill.
  • Operate plasma cutters and cut materials using power tools or by hand.
  • Participate in Powell’s ongoing Safety Training.
  • Perform advanced and complex welds.
  • Perform light maintenance on welding equipment such as replacing contact tips and nozzles, replacing liners and entire weld gun assemblies, replacing drive rolls on wire feeders, and safely exchanging shielding gas bottles.
  • Promote a safety culture as well as help lead all safety meetings.
  • Setup CC and CV welding machines to achieve desired quality results.
  • Work with small hand tools, clamps and grinders to fit up and weld structural steel and sheet metal products.
  • Other duties as required


  • Ability to adapt to new ideas, technology, processes, and product changes.
  • Ability to learn and adhere to all manufacturing policies and practices to ensure adherence to ISO requirements.
  • Ability to read a tape measure (including conversions from fraction to decimal and conversely from decimal to fraction and metric to imperial).
  • Ability to read or learn to understand various welding symbols.
  • Able to work effectively while leading a team, and around other departments and their activities.
  • Adheres to Powell’s set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times.
  • Approaches work consistently and utilize methods to complete and monitor tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Changes priorities to meet changing demands; adjusts quickly to new responsibilities and tasks.
  • Comprehension and understanding of shop drawings.
  • Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and a “can-do” attitude by collaborating with others to solve problems and drive results.
  • Effectively diagnoses problems and influences proper action to resolve them.
  • Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use hand tools such as tin snips, hammers, and power tools (some vibrating), for long periods of time with frequent repetition.
  • Able to frequently look over shoulders, work with both arms above shoulders and use both arms at full length frequently.
  • Able to maintain body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending, or descending stairs.
  • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner continuously.
  • Continuous standing, walking 50-300 foot distances for long periods of time with only occasional sitting.
  • Must be able to climb stairs frequently throughout the shift.
  • Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force continuously up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work from all types of ladders (step ladders, “A” frame ladders, and all-size extension ladders) and scaffolding.
  • Required to wear personnel protective equipment at all times (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety harnesses as required) and respirators when required.
  • Safety-sensitive position in a temperature-controlled manufacturing or industrial environment with occasional outside activities.
  • Working at heights usually no higher than 30 feet in the air on or using proper lift equipment.


  • The company provides a comprehensive salary package, RRSP matching, extensive benefits, and job training all within a professional and friendly working environment.

Employer’s Statement

Powell Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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