Welder Apprentice

This is what you’ve been looking for – Come work for one of the most renowned performance parts manufacturers in motorsports. It’s a dream job for anyone who wants to be on a winning team that always stays one step ahead of the competition. Surround yourself with supercars like the Lamborghini Huracan, Nissan GTR, and Audi R8 as an AMS Production Welder Apprentice, in a position as fast paced as the vehicles we build.

We are a rapidly growing medium size business with a small family-owned feel, operating in the western suburbs of Chicago, and are looking for talented people to join our team. At AMS we specialize in automotive aftermarket performance parts and packages for turbocharged vehicles, with our goal being to provide the highest quality, best performing products available by utilizing extensive research and development paired with rigorous testing programs. We will never compromise the quality or performance of our products and will only provide the finest customer service by offering advice and parts that are in the best interest of the customer. If you love the world of motorsports, it does not get any better than this!

 

Job Mission

We are looking for a motivated individual who is interested in furthering their fabrication skillset. You will be given the chance to shadow and train with some of our Production Welders and Motorsports Fabricators where you will fit and weld full assemblies. High performing candidates can expect to take on more challenging work and eventually advance in our ranks to become a full time Production Welder, and with time, Motorsports Fabricator. You might be a good candidate if you’ve practiced welding and found that you catch on quickly, or if you’ve recently completed a technical school for welding. We will help you take your foundation of welding skills and help build you into a top tier motorsports fabricator. Learn new skills with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get your foot in the door training for a career in motorsports metal fabrication.

 

Apprentice Roadmap

First 30 Days:  Train/shadow with our Production Welders and Motorsports Fabricators to learn welding techniques, measuring and cutting materials, cleaning and prepping of parts, and other metalwork skills. You will learn our standard operating procedures and familiarize yourself with the equipment in our shop.

Months 2-6:  Continue your training with hands on practice, further your development of welding techniques on stainless and aluminum, focus on consistency, start to work on constructing beginner assemblies in a controlled environment.

Months 6-24:  Continue training and progressively take on more challenging product manufacturing, focusing on efficiency and consistency. Once ready, you will advance from an apprentice to Production Welder position.

Year 2-3:  As a Production Welder, you will start working on our most challenging products (such as turbo kits), start learning how to build jigs, start custom fabrication projects on cars

Years 3+:  Fully capable of producing our entire product line, building jigs for production parts, work with engineering to produce new parts, producing custom turbo kits. Once ready, you will advance to our most senior position in the fabrication department, a Motorsports Fabricator.

Key Competencies

Attention to Detail – Finds problems, before they become problems. Scrutinizes components to identify potential assembly errors or mechanical issues with products during manufacturing.
Organization – Can handle multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal, uses resources effectively, arranges information in a useful manner.
Time Management – Values time and gets more done in less time than others. Uses time efficiently and effectively.
Expertise  Understands the value of high-quality fabrication and manufacturing best practices. Has a desire to build these skillsets over time with hands-on experience.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Basic welding and/or metal fabrication experience.
  • Physically able to lift and carry heavy and bulky components short distances.
  • Past Experience operating equipment like band saws, drill presses, etc. preferred.
  • Knowledge of motorsports, cars, or performance modification is preferred. This experience does not have to be in a professional setting.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Compensation varies based on experience
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • New hire referral program

Interested in this position?

Please e-mail your resume, and let us know why you are the perfect candidate.

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