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Powell Industries, Inc. Labourer in Acheson, Alberta

Based out of the Electrical Division Edmonton (EDE) location, the Production Worker - PCR will report to the Manufacturing Supervisor of the Fabrication department. Under the direction and guidance of the Journeyman Welder, the Production Worker will use a variety of skills and tools to produce precision parts and construct Powell Canada products.

Essential Responsibilities

• Assist with daily and weekly preventative maintenance of the metal working machinery.

• Move parts from one manufacturing operation to the next, according to the part routing.

• Loading and unloading of steel or other product from trucks (indoor/outdoor).

• Assist with shop and yard organization.

• Assist Brake Operators with heavy or awkward parts during braking operations.

• Assist machine operators with various tasks upon request.

• Assist Welders during weld operations.

• Remove finished parts from sheet metal skeletons.

• De-burring, grinding or finishing of metal parts using all types of air/electric grinders or sanders.

• Sort and stack parts by part number & job number combination.

• Assemble kits of parts to be welded.

• Operate pallet jack, forklift and cranes.

• Knowledge and ability to use general hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, vise grips, etc.

• On occasion, required to perform labor tasks such as painting, grinding, sanding or general cleaning tasks as directed by Supervisor or Lead Person.

• Promote a safety culture as well as attend all safety meetings.

• Ensures quality by following standard work instructions and identifying any potential risks to product quality.

• Ensure work area remains clean and well organized.

• Other duties as required.

Core Competencies

• Ability to read a tape measure (including conversions from fraction to decimal and conversely from decimal to fraction and metric to imperial).

• Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks.

• Ability to learn and adhere to all manufacturing policies and practices to ensure adherence to ISO requirements.

• Able to work effectively within a team and around other departments and their activities.

• Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.


• Minimum education level of a High School Diploma is required.

• 1-2 year metal fabrication shop experience is considered an asset.

• Safety certifications are an asset for this position.

• Due to the safety sensitive nature of this position successful candidates will undergo pre-employment substance abuse and medical testing upon hire.

Working Conditions

• Safety sensitive position in a temperature controlled manufacturing or industrial environment with occasional outside activities.

• Required to wear personnel protective equipment at all times (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety harnesses and respirators) when required.

• Must be able to work from all types of ladders (step ladders, "A" frame ladders, and all-size extension ladders).

• Working with and around loud machinery for the majority of the shift.

Physical Requirements

• Able to maintain body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.

• Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner continuously.

• Continuous standing, walking 50-300 foot distances for long periods of time with only occasional sitting.

• Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 20 lbs.

• Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.

• Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.

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