Dean Foods

Ocala, Florida

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

Gator Tank Trailer (owned by Dairy Farmers of America) is a tank trailer repair facility that also offers an inventory of related parts for resale.

General Purpose:

The welder/fabricator/mechanic 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

Minimum Requirements:

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


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