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Manufacturing Fabrication Technician I

Watertown, SD, US

Position Description:  

This position supports Utilities Operations by working closely with manufacturing engineers. By utilizing experience, knowledge of the business, hands on skill, and creativity this position will help production areas meet or exceed the customer demand. One main objective of this position is to implement solutions that eliminate waste. This includes but not limited to improving safety, reducing cycle times, eliminating quality issues, and reducing costs.



  • Own improvement projects to make positive changes that are aligned with the companies’ objectives.
  • Fabricate, assemble, test, and trouble shoot tooling and fixtures used in production.
  • Support safety projects - Build, test, & install the necessary equipment to increase safety
  • Participate in problem solving activities - Engage in conversation around problems to help come up with the best possible solution.
  • Investigate problems and enter manufacturing issues into our system. Work with Engineering to resolve the issue if needed.
  • Enter purchase requisitions and status updates
  • Engage in Team meetings
  • Use cost analysis tools and other priority setting tools to aid in prioritizing projects
  • Use project tracker and MDI meetings to engage other resources as needed.
  • Utilize cost analysis for each project and determine where money should and should not be spent.
  • Implement creative solutions to make improvements and eliminate waste
  • Work closely with ME staff to determine if a unique solution is required or if we can provide a coaching session alone.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years related work experience in assembly, mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, machining, and/or welding

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3G welding certification preferred or willingness to become certified



Location: US-SD Watertown HR 

Department: Operations 

Job ID: 17202 


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota