Production Welder

Steeger USA, LLC

Sleepy Eye, MN

About Us:

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, USA, Afinitas is the global market leader for pipe and precast concrete equipment, forming systems and concrete accessories used to build the world’s critical transportation, water and utility infrastructure systems. Afinitas is known for the innovative technologies and services it provides through its trusted HawkeyePedershaab, BFS, New Hampton Metal Fab and other well-known brands, which customers have relied upon for decades. Afinitas is a part of BW Forsyth Partners, LLC, the investment arm of Barry-Wehmiller, a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.



Job Description:


  • Operation of light, medium and heavy equipment including forklift.
  • Operation of various hand-operated tools related to steel fabrication.
  • Maintains equipment and performs daily inspections of equipment.
  • Must be able to use welding equipment of the ability to learn welding procedures.
  • Sets up equipment including jigs and the loading of the raw material that are needed in the manufacturing process of the rebar mats, rebar cone cages and rebar flared end cages.
  • Places steel reinforcing in jigs in the production process of items.
  • Tears down and set up of equipment and jigs related to production of rebar items.
  • Cleans and maintains workstation to be used daily in the production process.
  • Regular, timely attendance to meet organizational needs in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Performs special projects or assignments as directed.
  • Comply with all safety regulations, maintain clean and orderly work areas and adhere to company OSHA safety guidelines at all times. Promote a safe work environment for all staff, vendors and customers


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Prior forklift and operator experience a plus.
  • Lock out/tag out certification required (will train to achieve certification).
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse work environment with all levels of employees.
  • Able to be self-motivated, takes initiative and has positive problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated pattern of positive attitude, strong work ethic, dedication, dependability and timeliness.
  • Able to use hand tools.
  • Basic mathematics skills and be able to read a measuring tape.
  • Ability to understand the English language and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Commitment to building a positive culture.
  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds frequently. Over 50 pounds, a forklift or crane will be used. Must be able to push or pull cart with 80 pounds of force. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders. Must be able to step up 20 inches.
  • Perform work standing for eight-ten hours per day, up to six days per week
  • Strong verbal and written interpersonal/communication skills required
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Ability to work individually as well as in a team environment


At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ​

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.


Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.