Fruit of the Loom


Job Locations US-IA-Jefferson
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/15/2023 7:44 PM)
Category (Portal Searching)

Position Summary

American Athletic, Inc is a major sports equipment manufacturing company located in Jefferson, Iowa. We are owned by Spalding; a division of Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., & leading international basic apparel company.


We currently have two openings for a Welder. Lays out, fits, and welds fabricated, cast and forged components to assemble structural forms such as machinery frames. 


This is a full time, first shift position with excellent benefits. Pay range $21.71 - 23.71/hour.


AAI is the official equipment supplier to USA Gymnastics®, NCAA® Gymnastics Championships, the YMCA® National Championships, the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational, and the Bart Connor Invitational. AAI is also an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Spalding has been the official backboard of the NCAA Final Four Championships since 2009 and is one of the most well-known brands in the industry.


Our Jefferson, Iowa facility has been in operation and supporting our local community since 1954.

Specific Responsibilities

Must be able to set up and adjust the welding machine to give proper penetration of weld and to make welds with structural integrity, good appearance, and which adhere to specifications.

Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together.

Bolts, clamps, and tack welds parts to secure in position for welding.

Sets up equipment (jigs and fixtures) and welds parts.

Repairs or reworks products as directed.

Responsible for the day-to-day care and maintenance of the welding machine.

Must be able to report accurately labor performed via scanning and/or written reports.

Follow all safety rules and regulations, and wear appropriate PPE at all times.

Complete other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure

Ability to compute ratios, and percentages

Ability to pass pre-employment skills testing

Minimum Job Experience Required

At least six (6) months continuous welding experience in a production environment or possess welding certification prior to employment. If the individual possesses the experience but does not possess the certification prior to employment, they must become a certified welder (overhead and vertical) within twelve (12) months to progress to the scale rate for a Master Welder.

Company Information

We offer competitive pay & benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, & disability insurance, vacation, holidays and 401k.


We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone is treated with respect and empowered to contribute equally. We want to foster a culture of belonging for all employees, and we are focused on attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent. We believe our differences make us stronger, and for this reason, we are committed to diversity and inclusion practices in our organization


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.


EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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