MKD Electric Welder in Elgin, Illinois

MKD Electric is looking for a skilled Welder to cut and join metals and other materials at our facilities or customer sites. You will operate appropriate equipment to put together mechanical structures or parts with a great deal of precision. Your work is important as it provides the foundation for a strong infrastructure.

The ideal candidate must be competent in the use of potentially dangerous welding equipment and follow all related safety requirements. You will also have a steady hand and great attention to detail. Knowledge of different kinds of metal and their properties is essential.


  • Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures

  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements

  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)

  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded

  • Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces

  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead)

  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps

  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws

  • Maintain equipment in a condition and function so as not to compromise safety

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Proven experience as welder

  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA etc.)

  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings

  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)

  • Deftness and attention to detail

  • Proficient in English

  • Successful completion of a relevant apprenticeship program is required

  • Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) will be a plus

  • Must be safety conscious


We offer our team members a comprehensive employment package that includes:

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Strong safety culture with training

  • Competitive wage(s)

  • Performance based bonus eligibility

  • Eligible for over-time pay after 8 hours

  • Eligible for double time pay on Sunday’s

  • 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4%

  • Paid sick time

  • Paid vacation time

  • Eligibility for health benefits which includes:

  • Medical insurance – shared cost

  • Company paid dental insurance

  • Company paid vision insurance

  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D insurance

  • Company paid short term disability insurance

  • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse and children

  • Optional long term disability insurance

  • Full-time in-house training director

  • Multiple training & development opportunities:

  • DOL Certified Apprenticeship Program

  • Foreman’s Academy

  • Leadership Training Program

  • Hands on Controls & Instrumentation Training

  • and more

  • Referral bonuses up to $2,500

  • Annual scrap metal bonus eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Company provided FR clothing

  • Company provided safety gear – harness, lanyard, arc flash gear and more

  • Safety boot and safety glasses allowance

  • Social activities

  • Holiday Party, BBQ’s, fun all hands on meetings, golf outings, contests, etc…

  • Charitable activities

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and others