Website Dairy Farmers of America

Welder/Fabricator/Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Welder/Fabricator/Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Portales, NM, United States
Company Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)

Company Profile

Dairy Farmers of America is farmer-owned. It focuses on securing markets and increasing value to our members throughout the entire dairy chain. The services include milk marketing cooperative, dairy foods processing, member farm services/programs, dairy products, and ingredients manufacturing.

Job Profile

The company is seeking an individual who will be responsible for performing all types of tank trailer repair including but not limited to mechanical repair, welding, and grinding, polishing, cutting, and fabricating operations.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

Technical/vocational school graduation, equivalent apprenticeship, or work experience preferred-

  • Experience in TIG and MIG welding
  • Experience in welding stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel
  • Experience with mechanical assembly
  • General knowledge of ABS and diagnostics
  • General knowledge of air and spring ride suspension systems
  • General knowledge of air operated braking systems

Certification and/or License – N/A


  • Apply sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job
  • Appropriately dispose of damaged materials
  • Attend departmental training, such as safety and equipment training
  • Furnish personal hand tools
  • Handle, position, move, and install materials using arms and hands and manipulating things
  • Inspect, diagnose, repair, and perform preventative maintenance and general repairs to company and DOT standards
  • Keep track of materials used in order to maintain inventory control
  • Label and store salvage parts for future reinstallation
  • Lay out and examine metalwork pieces or stock to be processed to make sure that client specifications are met
  • Locate and mark workpiece cutting and bending lines, allowing for welding and machine shrinkage, stock thickness, and any other component specifications
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly working area
  • Perform cutting, aligning, fitting, and welding operations for repairs/modification or design related to new equipment
  • Perform grinding and polishing to 3A standards when required
  • Perform repairs to air brake and suspension systems
  • Properly record time spent and material used on daily worksheets
  • Read and interpret engineering and assembly drawings
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as rolls, brakes, drill presses, grinders, and shears, in order to cut, form, drill, bend and punch
  • Wear PPE at all times and observe health, safety, and environmental policies


  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Able to follow directions
  • Able to lift over 70 lbs
  • Able to operate required tools and equipment
  • Able to perform basic welding for repair and fabrication (MIG/TIG/Stick)
  • Able to perform tasks and duties without constant supervision
  • Able to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, assembly drawings, etc.
  • Able to work in confined spaces
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work overtime
  • Able to work well with others
  • May occasionally require overnight travel
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

Employer’s Statement

Dairy Farmers of America is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.

To apply for this job please visit www.dfamilk.com.

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