Nelson Manufacturing Company

Nelson Manufacturing Company
6448 State Route 224
Ottawa, OH 45875

Welder / Fabricator


About us

Nelson Manufacturing Company designs and builds custom semi-trailers for various industries. We specialize in the heavy haul and sensitive cargo markets. We offer trailers up to 200 ton capacity. Our trailers are used aerospace, nuclear, mobile equipment, construction and heavy haul industries. We also provide solutions for transporting hydraulic cranes with products such as boom dollies, boom launch trailers and pin ‘n go’s. We offer custom transportation solutions for specific projects.




The schedule below showcases a 40-hour work week. We are currently working 45 hours until the last week of May. The additional overtime is scheduled on Fridays for Shift A and Thursdays for Shift B.

Shift A: (40-hour schedule below.)

Monday – Thursday | 6:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday | 6:30 am – 10:30am

Shift B: (40-hour schedule below.)

Sunday – Wednesday | 9:30 pm – 6:30 am

Thursday | 9:30 pm – 1:30 am


– Fabricate and weld metal components according to blueprints, work orders, and specifications
– Operate various power tools and equipment such as press brake machines, saws, grinders, and drills
– Read and interpret schematics, drawings, and technical documents
– Perform quality checks on finished products to ensure they meet required standards
– Assist with material handling and inventory management
– Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot and resolve production issues
– Follow safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work area

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Proven experience as a fabricator/welder or similar role
– Proficient in FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding) and stick welding techniques
– Knowledge of sheet metal fabrication processes and techniques
– Familiarity with machining operations and equipment
– Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings
– Experience operating forklifts and other material handling equipment is a plus
– Strong attention to detail and ability to work with precision
– Good physical stamina and ability to lift heavy objects as required

The role involves working in a fast-paced environment, utilizing basic math skills, and collaborating with the team to ensure efficient processes. Previous manufacturing painting experience and familiarity with lean manufacturing principles are advantageous for success in this position.

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, or qualifications associated with the role.

Career LevelIntermediate

What We Offer:

Nelson Manufacturing offers an array of benefits for our employees!

  • Paid vacation -prorated 80 hours after 60 days!
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability.
  • Company paid: Employee Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and AD/D Insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Employee Wellness & Credits
  • 401k and company contribution!
  • Earn up to $500 with our Referral program
  • Strongly encourage internal promotion and growth.
  • We provide our employees with a safe, clean, and friendly work environment.

Job Type: Full-time

  • Pay: From $22.00 per hour
  • Expected hours: 40 – 45 per week
Nelson Manufacturing Company