Pre-Employment Application

Welder - Fabricator
Monroe, MI  48161


VENTOWER Industries, LLC ( is hiring Welder/Fabricators.  We prefer to hire candidates that are experienced and proficient in the manufacture of utility scale steel towers.  Join our collaborative team environment; bring your strong work ethic and dedication to safety and efficiency to help us meet production and delivery goals.
VENTOWER is a full service fabricator and supplier of utility scale, wind turbine towers.  Our brand new, state of the art facility is equipped with the most technologically advanced fabrication and industrial coating equipment.  We continue to ramp up from initial production and will soon fully staff a second shift.  When we reach full capacity we will run 3 shifts with about 200 employees and deliver several hundred tower sections per year.  As we grow, there will be opportunity for advancement through demonstrated leadership and training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Welding with .052” flux core and 1/16” metal core.
  • Working in tight corners.
  • Standing, bending, stooping for long periods of time and the ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Welding and fitting of tower sections as needed for production.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to repair welds or place functional cosmetic attachments.
  • Operate manual, semi-automatic or automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, and sub arc welding.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid the overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion or expansion of material.
  • Examine work pieces for defects and measure work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Recognize, set up and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
  • Layout, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straight edges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
  • Grind off excess weld, slag or spatter, using portable grinders or arc-cutting equipment.
  • Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly and welding operations.
  • Weld components in flat, vertical or overhead positions.
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
  • Position and secure work pieces using hoists, cranes or hand tools.
  • Employee must provide own steel toed shoes.
  • Candidates must pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.
Education and/or Experience:
Two years of welding experience, completion of an accredited two-year welder’s training program or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.  A combination of experience, training and/or education may be used as an appropriate substitute.

Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

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We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?

High School
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College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree

How many years of experience do you have welding and fabricating?
More than 5

Please check the differences between MIG short-circuiting and spray transfer:
Wire type
Amperage used
Wire speed
Heat input

Please check if you have experience with the following processes:
MIG welding
TIG welding
Sub Arc welding
Carbon Arc gouging

Do you have experience laying out and fabricating cylindrical or conical steel products?

What types of products have you built?
Pressure Vessels
Wind Towers

Do you possess weld certification in MIG, SAW, or Arc welding processes?

Do you hold a welder/fitter trade certification?

Are you able to work a rotating shift schedule that will include: 1st shift: M - Thur 7:30 am to 4 pm 2nd shift: M - Thur 4 pm to 11:30 pm 3rd shift: 12 hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Are you able to (check all that apply):
Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on occasion
Undergo an employer paid physical and drug test as a condition of employment
Work in an atmosphere of continuous improvement

I enjoy work that allows me to (check all that apply):
Perform routine tasks
Continuously improve
Frequently perform different tasks
Learn new skills

Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?

Please choose the range closest to your expected rate of pay per hour:
$15 - $17
$18 - $20
$21 - $23
More than $24

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual or newspaper.)

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