Fitter Welder

Chief Buildings Manufacturing/Production Lancaster, South Carolina


Chief Buildings is seeking a 1st shift Fitter Welder to join our team. This position will perform GMAW tack welding, torch cutting and layout processes to assemble steel components for final weld.



  • Basic understanding of hand tools including tape measure, squares, protractors.
  • Ability to interpret fabrication drawings and other data sheets for proper assembly.
  • Strong math skills including fractions and decimals.
  • Basic welding skills including cutting/plasma torch and grinding is preferred but not required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs all duties in safe and efficient manner, utilizing required safety equipment. Keeps work area neat and orderly.  Reports unsafe conditions to supervisors.    
  • Maintains compliance to all quality control procedures and standards.
  • Maximize quantity of assigned work completed.
  • Maintain qualifications in accordance with company required AWS certifications.
  • Performs layout, tack and final assemble of steel frames.
  • Requires the ability to lift and manipulate heavy parts into place.
  • Fully knowledgeable of the capacities and proper operation of assigned equipment including knowledge of all applicable company and specific code welding standards and procedures.
  • Responsible for machine setup and routine maintenance of assigned machines.
  • Capable of performing all processes in the operation, including final weld and crane/forklift material handling.
  • Properly complete all routine paperwork and computer data entry related to the job responsibilities.
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.




  • 1st Shift 6:00am-4:30pm

The Company:


Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Buildings has designed and manufactured a wide variety of metal buildings including multi-story offices, churches and schools, as well as buildings for retail businesses and industrial use since 1966. Every building is customized to meet the needs of the customer. Chief Buildings are sold by authorized builders throughout the United States, and are manufactured in Grand Island, Nebraska, Lancaster, South Carolina and Rensselaer, Indiana.


Our Benefits:


This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including


  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.