Coupler Welder

Application deadline:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:02am


Mervis Industries, Inc.


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:  This job requires the employee to operate grinders as well as welders.  Reconditioning of couplers back to AAR specifications.  This will require the employee to be trained in how to read specified AAR gauges.  It is required that the employee wear a welding jacket/leathers/3M respiratory PPE.  The employee will need the stamina to stand, weld, and grind for approximately 7.5 hours a day. 



  1. Grinding to the recommended AAR gauge recommendations. 
  2. Welding couplers to AAR gauge recommendations.
  3. After coupler is completed the employee must gauge to make sure that it meets the proper specifications.
  4. Housekeeping and any other duty specified by manager.



  1. Unblemished work and attendance record
  2. The strength and flexibility to lift and move 50 pounds manually
  3. The ability and willingness to follow directions
  4. Must be alert at all times
  5. The ability to work together with other employees as a team



  1. Basic knowledge and ability to follow the safety requirements of the job



  1. The ability and willingness to learn new skills
  2. Prior work as a welder/ grinder or fabrication manufacturing is preferred.


  1. Must be able to stand/walk constantly throughout a shift.
  2. Must be able to stoop, bend, and kneel 65% of time.
  3. Must be able to hear well enough to distinguish warning sounds or verbal instructions above loud noises.


  1. The team member is frequently required to lift and carry, or to exert up to 50 pounds of force frequently
  2. Must be able to bend, stoop, twist and turn occasionally
  3. Applicants will be required to pass a physical job requirements test prior to hire.


While performing the essential functions of this job, the team member may be regularly exposed to loud noise, moving machinery parts, outdoor weather conditions and elements, airborne particles and fumes from gas, oil, grease, and welding arcs.       

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Years of experience: 

  • 1 - 2 years


2. Health Benefits: The current Third Party Administrator for health insurance is PBA. Includes a PPO program that pays 80% after the deductible is met as well as a prescription drug card. The health insurance plan takes effect on the first day of the month following 60 days of service. A short-term disability program is also part of the health insurance package for the employee only. 3. A life insurance benefit for the employee is part of the health insurance package and will take effect at the same time. Coverage will be $30,000 Life + $30,000 for Accidental Death and Dismemberment. 4. Retirement Plan – Employees are enrolled in the Mervis Industries Profit Sharing and 401K Plan on the first “opening date” (July 1st or January 1st) following the completion of 120 days of service. 5. Employee Assistance Program - Eight free counseling sessions are available to the employee and dependents for each problem they might have in all areas, from personal, financial, family, to other employees and supervisors. 6. Paid holidays - Christmas Labor Day New Years’ Day Thanksgiving Day Memorial Day Friday following Thanksgiving July Fourth