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Welder, Benefits Day 1! $17-19.50 + $2-3,000 Sign On Bonus!

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Ames
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Job Description:

HON and Allsteel, industry leaders in workplace furnishings, are in search of a Welder to join our HNI Furniture Operations team in Muscatine, IA!

Sign-On Bonus: As part of your offer package, all eligible new hires and rehires (effective 5-10-21) will be eligible to receive up to a $2-3,000 Sign on Bonus (less applicable taxes). How does the payout work?

  • Payment will be paid out in 4-week increments from your start date of and your first payout will generally be reflected/paid out during your 6th week of employment. Each eligible week will be paid out as $100 per week. Total payout will not exceed $2,000. If you choose to voluntarily terminate your position within one year of initial employment, you agree to reimburse the Company of all Sign on Bonus monies. 

Pay: starting at $17-19.50 per hour based on prior manufacturing experience. Our 2nd, 3rd, or weekend shift opportunities receive an additional hourly shift differential. We pay our Members weekly!


In this position, you will primarily weld metal components together to fabricate or repair parts and/or products according to blue prints, company specifications and work schedules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and follow schedules in order to weld appropriate parts or product, while following standard work processes and adhering to all quality standards and safety rules.
  • Check inventory (wires, gas cylinder, etc) as required to perform job and replenish when necessary.
  • Maintain a work pace that supports production goals.
  • Perform quality checks and product testing according to standard work.
  • Perform TPM procedures as required on specified equipment, maintain clean work area and follow 6S guidelines.
  • Perform rework of part or product as necessary to maintain quality standards and customer requirements.
  • Follow standard work for Welder classification; suggest and document improvements to standard work.
  • Member will be expected to maintain flexibility and will occasionally perform other roles in Level 3, Level 2, and Level 1,
  • Member may be required to train others in Level 3, Level 2, and/or Level 1 roles per the Member Training Program
  • Must become a product expert and maintain a high level of craftsmanship.
  • Participate in activities as appropriate to ensure the success of the organization.

Work Environment/ Physical Conditions:

  • Dust, fumes and noise are commonplace
  • Seasonal fluctuations in temperatures and humidity are expected
  • Stand and/or work for up to 10-hours per day
  • Lift and carry up to 40lbs on a continuous basis


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • As an Advanced Welder, you must have working knowledge of MIG, TIG, brazing, arc and/or robotic welding and equipment.
  • Will work under minimal supervision and at times minimal direction.
  • Ability to read, understand, and execute to standard work
  • Ability to take direction, as well as, direct or delegate to others
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently as needed
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, while maintaining a positive attitude and approach
  • Ability to perform high volume repetitive type work
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills through root cause analysis
  • Ability to pass a welding test, if required.

Experience Needed:

  • HNI experience, Previous manufacturing, distribution or lift truck experience is preferred
  • Consistent work history and dependability
  • Proven history of strong work performance

Education and/or Required Training:

  • HNI experience or prior experience as a Welder is required
  • Consistent work history and dependability
  • Proven history of strong work performance


  • Healthcare: Benefits that start Day 1! In addition to full medical, dental and vision insurance. All our plans offer free preventative healthcare.
  • Paid Holidays: We offer 11 paid holidays per year and you are eligible starting Day 1!
  • Paid Time Off: Begin to accrue vacation time in your first month. We also reward you with additional time off for perfect attendance.
  • We offer great rewards for members after 12 months of service including a great 401K company contribution, profit sharing bonuses, educational reimbursement program, and the ability to buy our products at a discounted Member's only price.

At HNI, you’ll find any number of opportunities to grow your skills and enjoy a long-term, lasting career. We offer many ways for our Members to grow their skills, their contribution and their earning potential. And you don’t even have to start with a specific career path in mind!

We are 30-miles or less from:  Wilton, Nichols, Durant, West Liberty, Wapello, Walcott, Columbus Junction, Tipton, Riverside, Illinois City and New Boston.

If you're willing to learn, we’re ready to train you in ways that will grow your skills and provide opportunities to advance. All we ask is that you be flexible, hard-working and ready to try new things.

To apply for a full-time position, please complete an application online or stop by Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm: Recruitment Center, 816 East 5th Street, Muscatine, IA 52761. 563.272.7446

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. 

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

HNI Furniture Operations is the branded name for our furniture manufacturing and operations structure.  This encompasses all roles in manufacturing, plant engineering, supply chain, distribution and logistics, as well as some roles in finance and accounting, and human resources.  By centralizing these key functions, we enhance our efficiencies, reduce costs, and ultimately improve our customer’s experience with HNI!  When you accept a role in LFO, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact on both our future and yours with work that matters, empowerment and autonomy, and growth without limits. 

We invite you to visit us at for the best visual overview of our organization.


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