Welder 1

SUMMARY: Supports the Assembly department through fabrication, repairing, or applying appropriate welding techniques. Can operate a variety of welding devices.


Family-owned and operated since 1942, Paragon D&E is a leader in advanced manufacturing. With a strong history in injection and compression tooling, Paragon has evolved into a multifaceted organization with a diverse product line serving Aerospace, Defense, Nuclear, Heavy Truck, Automotive, Agricultural, Oil and Gas, and other industries. Paragon has a state-of-the-art facility with the latest machining technology and continually invests in our team and equipment.

Paragon is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in all that we do. We believe that honesty and integrity create trust, which is the cornerstone of our business.

We recognize that our success depends on the talent, skills, and expertise of our people and our ability to function as a tightly integrated team. Communication and respect are essential elements of a positive and productive business relationship. We promote a caring and helpful approach to those we work with and the community around us.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, other duties may be assigned)

  • Performs a variety of welding methods that may include gas, shielded metal arc, gas-tungsten arc, and gas-metal arc.
  • Ability to plan, layout, and perform diversified work as required.
  • Positions a variety of materials to be welded using standard fixtures and applies eye-hand coordination to achieve the desired weld.
  • Able to work from specifications, drawings, prints, and welding symbols.
  • Identifies appropriate applications based on standard products and materials.
  • Inspect completed welds for safety.
  • The ability to run shop manual machines.


High school degree or equivalent; 4-6 years’ welding experience required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Detail Oriented/Accuracy – Diligently attends to details and performs tasks with care.  Makes few if any errors and checks work to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Communication – Thoroughly communicates and checks for understanding while ensuring internal customer needs are met.

Dependability – Shows up to work on time, self-manages, and stays focused despite distractions and interruptions.

Organization – Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time guaranteeing high-quality work.

Flexibility – High level of adaptability to flex in a fast-paced work environment.

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