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Welder/Fabricator ($19-$25/Hour, based on experience)

iMS Norton Shores, MI, US, 49441

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If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

iMS, a company in the Timken family of brands, is looking for a Welder/Fabricator. The welder will use specialized equipment to fabricate custom machinery for the automation industry. Work week is Mon-Fri (7:00am - 3:00 pm). Applicant to bring weld helmet, PPE, and gloves for weld test.


Intelligent Machine Solutions, Inc. (iMS) is a locally-owned, Michigan designer and manufacturer of standard and custom machinery, primarily for the automation industry and across many applications. The company was started in 2008 to provide solutions, engineered and manufactured in the USA, to the under-served industrial automation markets. IMS processes have been developed from decades of experience in tier one automation and machine tool design and build, providing us with the perfect mix of knowledge to build machine tool grade products for the automation industry.

  • Engineering: IMS' in house engineering group works with SolidWorks 3D design software. We can take your concept, and turn it into reality.
  • Fabrication: IMS' in house fabrication group utilize state of the art welding equipment, as well as custom welding fixtures to produce the best quality weldments.
  • Machining: IMS' in house machining group utilize custom CNC mills (8 meter and 12 meter), CAD to path programming, and quality cutting tools to machine more accurately than any other machinery manufacturer.
  • Assembly & Installation: IMS' assembly group puts the finishing touch on all of our machines. Putting multiple welded and machined parts together to produce easy to assemble machinery for our customers.


Primary Job Functions:

  • Read prints, stage, setup, and fabricate weldments
  • Majority of work is fabrication to print- almost no fixture work
  • Follow and completed established quality control processes and procedures
  • Document work (sign off on completed parts/prints)
  • Weld a wide range of parts: 1/4" sheet metal up to 3" plate as well as structural steel tubes and beams - occasionally stainless steel
  • Assist in maintaining IMS equipment (Lincoln and Miller welders; Hydmech saw)
  • Occasional offsite support and installation (+20% road work premium standard)- as required
  • Some travel may be required (possible 1 to 2 times per month, but not every month)


Required skills and experience:


  • Applicant must be able to walk, stand, climb, lift up and/or move up to 50 pounds, see, hear and use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • High School Graduate or Equivalant. 
  • Legally authorized to work in the US. 



All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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