Portales, NM 
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Job Description
Portales, New Mexico

General Purpose:

This position is responsible for performing all types of tank trailer repair including but not limited to mechanical repair, welding, grinding, polishing, cutting, and fabricating operations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Locate and mark work piece cutting and bending lines, allowing for welding and machine shrinkage, stock thickness, and any other component specifications
  • Lay out and examine metalwork pieces or stock to be processed to make sure that client specifications are met
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as rolls, brakes, drill presses, grinders, and shears, in order to cut, form, drill, bend, and punch
  • Perform repairs to air brake and suspension systems
  • Inspect, diagnose, repair, and perform preventative maintenance and general repairs to company and DOT standards
  • Read and interpret engineering and assembly drawings
  • Attend departmental training, such as safety and equipment training
  • Handle, position, move, and install materials using arms and hands and manipulating things
  • Apply sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job
  • Wear PPE at all times and observe health, safety and environmental policies
  • Keep track of materials used in order to maintain inventory control
  • Properly record time spent and material used on daily work sheets
  • Appropriately dispose of damaged materials
  • Label and store salvage parts for future reinstallation
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly working area
  • Furnish personal hand tools
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Technical/vocational school graduation, equivalent apprenticeship or work experience preferred
    • experience in TIG and MIG welding
    • experience in welding of stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel
    • experience with mechanical assembly
    • general knowledge of air operated braking systems
    • general knowledge of air and spring ride suspension systems
    • general knowledge of ABS and diagnostics
  • Certification and/or License -- N/A

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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