Why Working as a Welder at PTR Baler & Compactor Isn’t Your Typical Welding Job

  • Why Working as a Welder at PTR Baler & Compactor Isn’t Your Typical Welding Job

    PTR Baler and Compactor is a leading producer of trash compactors and vertical balers. We are proud to count some of America’s biggest retailers as our clients. This, along with our long history as a family owned and operated company makes for a solid foundation and a truly great place to work. PTR is fourth generation family owned – you’re not just a number working here. You’re part of a team with a long history and an old school approach. We understand how important each and ever member of our team is – especially our welders, who are critical to our mission.

    This translates to company stability. Our employees have a solid foundation upon which they can build their careers. We’ve been in the same location for over 60 years, and we’re not going anywhere!  PTR continues to both innovate and grow as a company, which means there are opportunities to grow with the company, advance your career, and more. That includes continuing education classes that are covered by the company. This includes forklift training, safe crane operation, blue prints, AWS welding and English as a 2nd language classes or training.

    As a welder, not only will you help construct our industry leading vertical balers and compactors, you’ll be part of an ever growing team. Manufacturing in America means something again. We help our customers keep operations smoothly and they know they can rely on us. You’ll be proud to know you’re helping some of America’s biggest and best companies get the job done.

    Being in business for four generations means we have built a solid stable of clients. From small local businesses to the biggest and best companies in the country. This allows us to pay above industry average pay. In addition our compensation and benefits package is excellent This includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance 100% paid for by PTR for each full time employee. Life insurance is also provided in addition to two pensions.

    PTR is also very focused on company culture. We value each employee and want their input. We routinely run collaborative meetings to hear what employees think concerning ways we can improve our product, process, facility and quality. Over the decades, 1,000’s of suggestions have been implemented resulting in PTR becoming a leader in this industry. If you’re a welder or fitter that wants to share ideas and add value, work for one of the best in the business and be a part of something thats more than just a job.

    Many of our employees have worked at PTR for 10, 20 or 30 years. For example Bob Walker who started in our Electrical Dept is now Director of Manufacturing. He has worked here for 35 Years. Anytime a large part of the work force has been employed a place for a long time, thats a good indication of a healthy culture. PTR was named an “Employer of Choice” by the City of Philadelphia in 2019.

    Below are some key requirements and qualifications. Please consider these when applying. Please apply to jobs@ptrco.com or learn more on our Indeed page (LINK)

    Key Requirements:
    · Weld, tack and fabricate products with blueprints as reference
    · Basic mathematical and measurement skills
    · Ability to read and understand blueprints/weld symbols
    · Prior MIG welding and fitting experience
    · Formal weld training and education

    · High School diploma or GED
    · 2 plus years of related experience
    · Welding certification
    · Formal training or schooling with welding
    · Ability to work overtime as needed

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