• Field Welder / Machinist

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN LEANDRO
    Requisition #
    Diesel Technican - Earthmoving
  • Overview



    Customer First | Integrity | Excellence | Teamwork | Fun!


    Peterson Tractor has an immediate opening for a Field Welder/Machinist in the San Leandro, CA location. 


    About Us:

    At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


    We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


    Why Peterson?

    We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.



    Reporting to the Weld Shop Service Manager, performs welding and machining processes for repair and custom fabrication projects. 

    Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies, and rules. Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship. 

    • Perform the following welding and fabrication operations in the weld shop and at customer sites as needed: 
    • Operate welding and cutting equipment.
    • Fabricate custom components.
    • Perform repair welds on components.
    • Modify new and used equipment as directed.
    • Write service reports that accurately document activities.
    • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Perform future line boring operations in the weld shop and at customer sites.
    • Follow manufacturer and company installation and service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work.
    • Work overtime as needed.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • One to two years welder/machining experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Must have a lift truck operator certificate or be able to obtain one.
    • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license along with a CDL or in the process of obtaining a CDL 
    • Must be able to have FUN- Peterson Core value.
    • Ability to perform basic computer tasks in MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes Email, and mainframe computer system.
    • Ability to use tooling such as: measuring and hand tools, impact wrenches, plasma cutter, metal shear, band saw, hydraulic press, torch, etc.
    • Wear personal protective equipment ( PPE ) appropriate to task being performed.
    • Possess toolbox and tools to perform welding tasks, such as hammers, needle scaler, square, rulers, etc.


    Peterson Tractor Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.  Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug screen and background check is required.


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