Fairbanks Scales
  • Meridian, MS, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


The Fitter/Welder works independently to fit and weld steel structures and is also able to competently and efficiently perform all required fitting and welding functions. Most work will take place in a manufacturing environment that is subject to extremes in hot and cold. The word will be proximate to various types of metal cutting and processing equipment with moving parts. Overhead cranes and gantry cranes are used extensively for moving large parts and assemblies. Parts and subassemblies are typically large with weights up to 10,000 lbs. Constant vigil and a high level of a situational awareness must be maintained. Equipment and certain operations such as grinding and gouging periodically occur which generate high level of noise. The environment requires personal protective equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, proper clothing, hearing protection) to be worn at all times and certain other protective gear (such as goggles, auto darkening weld helmets, etc.) to be employed based on the task being performed.

Required Qualifications

  • High School or equivalent diploma
  • 2-5 years of industrial structural steel welding and fitting
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Appropriate skill and knowledge to fit up, tack and weld structural steel assemblies based from blueprints
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations
  • Ability to accurately take measurements using a variety of devices (rulers, tapes, etc.)
  • Ability to perform MIG welding techniques and perform any setup and adjustment (power, wire feed, gas flow, etc.) to MIG welding equipment for any conditions
  • Ability to efficiently lay down flat, vertical, overhead fillet welds beads on mild carbon steed at prescribed sizes. Also, able to make wrap around welds and securely position and weld Nelson studs
  • Ability to perform continuous welds with smooth starts and stops
  • Ability to safely operate right angle and die grinders equipped with required guarding
  • Ability to use an acetylene torch for accurately cutting rebar
  • Ability to use an acetylene torch to cope beans/angle/channel with proper radius and bevel
  • Ability to cleanly torch holes
  • Ability to use a propane torch rose but for heating structural components
  • Ability to safely gouge to remove welds without damage to the substrate
  • Ability to accurately cut PVC with a hack saw and cleanly fit pipe assemblies
  • Ability to identify parts and reference their location on a drawing or parts list (BOM)
  • Ability to fabricate assemblies while maintaining required dimensional tolerances and minimizing the effects of a heat wrap
  • Ability to recognize raw material defects and be able to strengthen or achieve conformity
  • Ability to perform all quality checks as required for fitting and welding
  • Ability to identify and effectively troubleshoot weld quality issues (pinholes, undercuts, cold welds, poor penetration, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and follow established processes


For more than 185 years, Fairbanks has manufactured and provided top-quality industrial weighing equipment and dependable service through a network of Fairbanks sales and service representatives and authorized distributors. Fairbanks continues to break new ground in scale design, setting the new standard in weighing equipment and systems engineering while meeting the special needs of our customers.

Fairbanks Scales provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. EEO/M/F/D/V

Additional Information -- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with Company match and more.

Fairbanks Scales Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets


Fairbanks Scales Inc. may obtain information about you from a third-party consumer reporting agency for employment purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a "consumer report" and/or "investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends, or associates, The reports may contain information regarding your credit history, criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records ("driving records"), verification of your education or employment history, or other background checks. Credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying.


Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing for all roles prior to being hired into any role as part of our Drug Free Workplace Policy. In addition, Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation prior to being hired for any role or transferred into a safety-sensitive role.

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