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Sterling, KS
  • Expired: January 13, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
The KMW Difference: We combine innovative engineering, modern manufacturing technology, and expert craftsmen to have all the right ingredients for building great front-end loaders and backhoes. That's why we have a 30-year track record of success and are continuing to grow rapidly.

We seek full-time Welders with ALL skill levels in our Sterling, Lyons, and Great Bend plants. Weld tests are given to gauge your experience level. Be part of a team dedicated to providing exceptional service and be your best.


Welds together metal components as specified by blueprints, work orders, welding procedures and oral instructions using various types of welding equipment in accordance with company procedures and standard welding practices.

Minimum Position Qualifications:
  • Joins, fabricates, and makes repairs to metal by applying the appropriate welding techniques.
  • Ability to work well under pressure. Must be able to read and comprehend both oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to interpret work orders, blueprints, sketches, and diagrams to determine appropriate weld process. Records number of pieces completed.
  • Manufactures parts within given time frames to achieve daily goals to meet customer demands and specifications.
  • Works in a safe manner and follows all safety guidelines.
  • Required to furnish your own welding helmet and steel toe boots. Personal protective equipment allowance provided by company upon meeting eligibility requirements.
  • Good attendance is a must and safety is a priority.
  • Must be able to work overtime and have weekend availability.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills and Specifications:
  • Follows directions given from Welding supervisor and leads
  • Works well as part of a team and has willingness to help others when directed.
  • Possess troubleshooting skills in seeing weld flaws or imperfections in metal.
  • Must be able to work non-climate-controlled environment. Heat and cold will be factors.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time in hot conditions.

Education and Experience:
  • Vocational diploma in welding or minimum of 2 years production welding preferred.
  • Ability to pass a weld test conducted pre-employment.
  • Knowledge of commonly used practices and procedures in manufacturing environment.
  • Must regularly be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds for force constantly.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • May be regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and vibration.
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and other manufacturing materials.
  • Must be able to perform work in a non-climate-controlled environment. Heat and cold will be factors.
  • Noise level is usually loud.
  • Machinery and tool operation requires use of safety equipment to include, but not limited to steel toe boots, welding/cutting helmet, hearing protection, and safety gloves.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions: Must be able to meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, the physical requirements associated with the essential functions of this position.

Drug, hearing, and Physical Capacity Profile test is required. Safety and attendance are a priority.

Wage is commensurate with experience: Professional manufacturing work environment, with opportunities for advancement.
  • 6 level pay grade scale between $14.06-27.38
  • Shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • Performance based wage reviews: 2 potential wage increases per year (pending evaluation)

Supplemental Pay:
  • Incentive bonus plan based on sales and attendance
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Employee Referral program
  • Apprenticeship program available

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • FSA & HSA accounts
  • Automatic 3% enrollment in 401(k), with 3% 401(k) company match.
  • 401(k) Loan program
  • Paid Time Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement



Sterling, KS
67579 USA