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York, PA, US

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Students & Graduates

Welder Trainee - American Hydro Corporation

Steeped in a tradition of hydropower, American Hydro is the leading suppliers and installers of large equipment for the hydro electric industry. American Hydro is currently looking for two Welder Trainees to join our Fabrication family at our York, PA facility.  We are a tight-knit group that takes a great deal of pride in what we produce.  If you are a detail oriented hardworking individual who is looking for a place to call home, we invite you to apply to this opening.

Ideal candidate will have skills and experience with

  • General labor
  • Grinding both simple and complex
  • Cleaning and prepping parts for blast and paint

Main Learning Opportunities:

  • Develop understanding of safety requirements to work in large plate shop environment.
  • Train to be qualified to perform FCAW qualification in the 2G and 3G position. 

Technical Skills Needed:

  • Knowledge of arc welding processes and procedures.  General understanding of welding equipment and consumables, metal processing, heating of metals and shop safety

Mathematical Skills Needed:

  • Understand and calculate dimensional and quantity figures in both fractions and decimals
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

Physical Demands:

  • Employee must occassionally life and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to stand for shift


  • 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.

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