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York, PA, US

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Students & Graduates

Helper / Welder Trainee - American Hydro Corporation

Steeped in a tradition of hydropower, American Hydro is the leading supllier and installer of large equipment for the hydro electric industry. American Hydro is currently looking for OFFSHIFT HELPER/WELDER TRAINEE to add to the family at our York, PA facility.  We are tight-knit group that takes a great deal of pride in what we produce.  If you are a detail orientated hardworking teamming who is looking for place to call home, we invite you to apply to this opening.

Individual will complete manufacturing tasks, such as grinding prepping for blast and paint. Assisting with rigging and assembly. Time and training will be given for this individual to learn, practice and test in various weld procedures to advance to a welder position.

•    Grind, paint using a brush and/or roller, clean shop and assist wherever needed.
•    Flat grinding, some minor radius grinding and simple rough grinding of runner fillets
•    Paint using a brush and/or roller as work load requires
•    General labor as needed to support manufacturing and support of other work cells
•    Quality of work
•    Productivity
•    Job Knowledge
•    Initiative
•    Safety
•    Attendance/dependability
•    Communication
•    Cooperation


Main Responsibilities: 
•    Basic blue print reading 
•    Able to perform flat grinding of bucket
•    Able to perform grinding of weld preps
•    Able to perform under direction limited upgrade grinding of buckets
•    Able to perform under direction limited upgrade grinding of wicket gates
•    Accurately interprets instructions, prints and work orders for the job
•    Grinds parts as needed per drawing and verbal instruction
•    Assists other trade persons as needed
•    Uses tools and grinders as needed
•    Keep equipment and work area clean and orderly
•    Keep Supervisor informed of problems regarding assigned task, schedule, safety, etc. as conditions arise
•    Sweep floors, clean cafeteria and locker room
•    Set up jobs in machine shop
•    Paint equipment and job parts


Development Responsibilities: 
•    This position is for general labor with the intent to evaluate for future training into a welding or fabrication position as time and needs dictate.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds

American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  Find out more at  We welcome all applicants through our online application system.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster