1+ months

Welder II

Ephrata, PA 17522
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Requisition ID: 16648
Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs, and chassis. Driven by a commitment to quality and innovation, Spartan and its portfolio of brands Spartan Fire Apparatus and Chassis, Smeal Fire Apparatus, and Ladder Tower (LT) offer a broad range of apparatus to meet specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry. Spartan has a rich history in fire apparatus manufacturing with over 250 years of combined experience.
Spartan Emergency Response is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency, commercial, and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, school buses, terminal trucks, RV’s, luxury buses, and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year.

The Welder II performs a variety of welding processes using electric resistance, oxyacetylene, or plasma-arc torches.  Welds commonly used metals and alloys of various shapes, sizes, thicknesses, etc.  Selects welding electrodes for specific weld to ensure penetration and fusion of base and filler metals.  Fabricate or repairs products according to blueprints, layouts, or work orders by welding metal components together.  Possesses a working knowledge of welding materials and equipment.  High school education or equivalent and welding certification required, and five years experience.




  • Use modification and welding (minimum AWS 1G/2G/3G/4G/5G/6G level) skills to fabricate and weld structural steel ladder weldments  and other components
  • Perform welding operations according to blue prints, company standards and applicable AWS  standards to meet third party inspection critera in accordance with NFPA requirments  
  • Ability to understand heat affected weld processes, have the skills and practices needed to complete welding and critical heating to straighten large welded componets to required tolerances
  • Fabricate components from raw stock, as needed
  • Read and follow detailed operator instructions, installation drawings, blueprints, weld symbols etc.
  • Understand, and be able to articulate, the production flow of an assigned product line or area
  • Assist in creation and development of standard work – SOS, JES and WPS
  • Self-check work and inspect prior processes, provide support to other team members by checking their work to be sure quality standards and best practices are met.
  • Assist and train new team members on weld fabrication processes and methods in accordance  with WPS, PQR and standard weld practices
  • Use basic hand, electric, cordless, and pneumatic tools, as required
  • Meet production goals
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Initiate process improvements
  • Support 5S in work area
  • Lead / perform lean events
  • Communicate with manufacturing and other cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues
  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance


  • 8+ years related experience
  • Decision making required
  • Responsible for and verifies product quality
  • Initiative and self-motivation required and demonstrated
  • Uses basic/specialized tools and equipment safely and effectively
  • Excellent attendance
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong and consistent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
  • Team oriented
  • Basic computer skills are required
  • Must be able to pass required welding certification test in the following AWS material sections: D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.6, and D9.1.
  • Previous experience and/or certifications preferred
  • Must understand AWS welding symbols
  • Must be able to set up, adjust, and maintain welding machines
  • Must be able to Mig or Tig weld steel, stainless, and aluminum as needed
  • Willing to:
    • Learn and rotate within various weld areas
    • Wear PPE respirators for extended amount of time
    • Improve self / area / company (including pursuing additional training, if needed)
    • Develop a working knowledge of Spartan’s systems
  • Able to:
    • Read and comprehend blue prints including weld specifications at a high level
    • Exhibit competency in mathematics, and use of measurement tools & equipment
    • Work overtime on short notice



EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: (Select education and/or other certifications that may be either required or preferred to perform the job)


Degree Type


Area of Study

HS Diploma or GED







Certificates / Certifications


AWS Certifications



Functional Experience

8 - 10 Years

Describe Experience Required:

Mig or Tig welding - steel, stainless, and aluminum


Management Experience


Approximate Number of Reports



Additional Requirements: N/A




Operate a vehicle:




Operate heavy equipment:




Operate small equipment:




Handle power tools:




Operate production machinery:


Isolated with minimal support:


Operate office equipment:


Work in all weather conditions:


Eye/hand coordination:


Requires extended hours:


Physical movement (pushing, pulling, bending, lifting, standing):


Inside work area:




*This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility. Spartan Motors reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.


REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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Posted: 2023-01-03 Expires: 2023-02-27
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