June 16, 2021
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Sackett is a market leading material handling equipment manufacturer and has experienced a significant increase in sales and new product development. We are currently looking for talented individual to join our team as a Welder at our facility in Bensenville, IL.

Job Description

Sackett Systems is currently seeking a full-time Welder to join our team in Bensenville, IL, conveniently located near O’Hare Airport. A Welder is an integral part of our manufacturing team, building the frames of our high-quality, robust battery changing equipment and systems.

The Welder joins, fabricates, and repairs metal and other weld able material by applying appropriate welding techniques. Welds products from ferrous and non-ferrous materials in accordance with the work orders and technical information issued. Expert in techniques required in order to effectively process (weld) the materials with which they work. The emphasis here lies on welding work of limited complexity. Often produces a complete series of the same product.

The work is characterized by the use of various separating, joining and forming techniques and high requirements relating to quality and craftsmanship. The Welding Operator is characterized by craftsmanship, accuracy, meticulous care, self-reliance and quality consciousness. Works in accordance with instructions and regulations relating to working conditions, safety and the environment.

This position reports to the Production Foreman

Job Requirements / Skills and Specifications

  • Set up and adjust welding equipment and systems using proven welding techniques.
  • Assembles parts into fixtures, secure by clamping or bolting into position for welding.
  • Selects voltage, amperage and wire feet settings to produce weldments for quality requirements.
  • Verifies processes as specified by work orders, blueprints and drawings.
  • Cleans and prepares surfaces to be welded.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Inspects, measures or tests completed metal work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Understand and follow all quality procedures and work instructions.
  • Examine all welding components entering and exiting the work area to ensure quality expectations.
  • Ensure the workplace cleanliness and orderliness.
  • Checks the supplied information and materials.
  • Processes and shapes the material.
  • Measures and checks fabricated products.
  • Assembles sub-products.
  • Reports whether sub products comply with the quality requirements and rectifies faulty products.
  • Ensures correct delivery for the next machining process.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; certificate or Associates Degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of structural welding experience; Miller MIG welding machine experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of metal properties, operational sequences, and machine programming.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Must be able to communicate in English

Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to use power hand tools as required
  • Must be able to communicate with others
  • Must be able to follow and understand instructions 
  • Ability to work Safe and knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Ability to work in a team environment and be a team player
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow blueprints
  • Attention to detail
  • Must have a strong willingness to learn
  • Must be able to work with little supervision
  • Must monitor and maintain quality
  • Must be able to identify process improvement
  • Must be able to operate technical equipment
  • Must be able to detects faults and consults with supervisor.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used welding concepts, practices, and procedures.

Employment Type & Work Environment

  • Full-time; 6:45 A.M. – 3:15 P.M.
  • Industry: Manufacturing, Material Handling, Warehouse
  • Warehouse environment requiring safety glasses, steel toed shoes; hearing protection is recommended
  • No direct reports

Employee will be subject to warehouse environment, cold temperatures of 40 degrees , and will be required to wear jacket. Noise levels of 90 decibels can be reached at certain times. Can be exposed to fumes or airborne particles while in manufacturing environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 75 pounds.) Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Sackett Systems offers excellent benefits including competitive wages, 8 paid holidays, PTO, health insurance and 401K.

Sackett Systems provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Sackett is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities.

About Us

Sackett Systems is a company that designs, engineers, and manufactures battery changing and material handling equipment. In business since 1897, we are an innovator who pioneered the battery changing industry developing the first lifting beam, transfer cart, and operator aboard system (Hydra-Handler).

Ruggedly built to efficiently move industrial forklift batteries, our equipment, storage systems and related solutions maximize productivity and minimize downtime in your warehouse. We engineer the most durable products and use the highest quality materials resulting in a best-in-industry reputation for reliability, serviceability, and superior customer service, worldwide. Our valued customers include world class companies in the automotive, retail, distribution, grocery, and food processing industries.