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Kelso, WA 98626

Industry: Skilled Trades/Light Industrial Job Number: 81835

Job Description

Opening: Welder
City: Kelso
Pay: $20 - $25/hr (or more DOE)


As this team’s newest MIG Welder/Fabricator, you are going to be cutting material, processing materials and welding for custom repairs/ projects.  You’ll put an emphasis on speed and accuracy, while practicing safe work habits.  You’ll be reading blueprints and utilizing your experience to troubleshoot any issues.

  • Compensation is $20 to $25/hour with evaluations after your first 90 Days!
  • Opportunity for lots of overtime hours, if wanted
  • Opportunity to work alongside qualified individuals with tribal knowledge of the industry
  • Genuine leadership team
  • Great benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision, as well as paid vacation and PTO – eligible after 90 Days
  • Conveniently located close to the heart of Kelso, WA

The Musts:
  • +2 years of experience with MIG Welding
  • +2 years of experience in Fabrication
  • Able to read blueprints
  • Coachable personality and ability to pick things up quickly
  • Can consistently lift 50lbs
  • Reliable transportation
  • Some college or trades school education
  • AWS/WABO Certifications a HUGE PLUS!
  • Ability to read blueprints is HIGHLY PREFERRED!

If you’re interested in this role please apply and attach a copy of your resume, or feel free to call us at 360-816-2101 and ask for Tony or Nate.


Meet Your Recruiter

Nathan Houston
Regional Manager

Nathan Houston has been with us for almost 10 years and from the very beginning has been stalwart in his approach and development. He has been a top producer as a recruiter and has led our Lake Oswego team since 2012. The highlights and achievements are too many to list with records, #1 offices led, President’s Club member, and as someone that bleeds success. His energy is contagious, and his ability as a salesperson is unrivaled. Recently, he has moved into a regional management position with his focus being our South Territory of Lake Oswego, NE Portland and Vancouver.

“I have been with Opti Staffing for almost 10 years now and I love it! The relationships we have the opportunity to develop with both candidates and customers is truly something special. We impact people’s lives daily and that is incredible. We put people first and that will always be the motto. We don’t try and make our customers or candidates fit into our box, we fit into yours. That business philosophy is part of what makes it so great to work here at Opti. We specialize in finding people careers, not just another job. We are passionate about what we do and you will feel that when you step foot in any of our offices. Give us a call or come by our office so you can hear or see that passion first hand!”

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About Kelso, WA

Ready to take the next step in your career? Explore our job opportunities in the vibrant area around Kelso, Washington! Nestled in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, Kelso offers a perfect combination of natural beauty and urban amenities. With the nearby Cowlitz River flowing through town and stunning views of Mount St. Helens, this area provides a captivating backdrop for career growth. Discover local gems like the Catlin Gallery, the Three Rivers Mall, and delicious Northwest cuisine. Don't miss the historic Kelso Theater Pub or a stroll in Tam O'Shanter Park. Join our team and unlock your potential in this charming region where work and play converge seamlessly!