Now Hiring Welders, Electrical Technicians & Engineers


Position: Fitter Welder

Description: Fit up and weld structure steel, piping and vessels according to blueprints and isometric drawings. Assemble skids, process equipment such as heat exchangers, pumps vessels and pipe as needed. Fabricate and assemble any and all equipment manufactured at PRI. Other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Exercise safe working practices in all activities
  • Read and interpret blueprints, process flow diagrams, sketches and product specifications
  • Layout and fit up structure steel, vessels and piping
  • Use pipe rollers, welding positioners, cranes, forklifts and other heavy duty fabrication equipment
  • Drills and taps holes in specified locations for mounting units, using hand tools and drill press
  • Squares, aligns, and assemblies values, piping spools, or equipment structural components, on floor or structural skid, using jacks, clamps, squares, plumb line and tape measure
  • Attaches cabinets, motor and generator sets, and other components to mounting holes with bolts and screws, using wrenches, screwdrivers, and nut runners
  • Uses hacksaw, band saw, pipe cutters, and mechanical or hydraulic pipe benders.

Job Requirements:

  • Welding certificate from a technical college, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with fitting and welding from blueprints, using the different welding techniques and handling large parts using cranes, forklifts and positioners
  • Experience with MIG, TIG, RMD/Pulse spray methods and SMAW
  • Able to pass these tests:
    • MIG short arc, hand wire, 6G test on 2” schedule 80 carbon steel pipe and on 4” schedule 80 carbon steel pipe
    • Flux core arc welding
    • Spray arc welding
    • TIG welding
    • RMD/Pulse testing
  • Ability to read blueprints and weld symbols
  • Able to work with hand and power tools such as drills, grinders, bevelers, etc.
  • Must be familiar with AWS, ASME and other welding codes and practices
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Flexibility – the demands of the position are widely varied.  Must have the ability to shift between jobs and perform in any area of the shop, at any time, as needed.
  • Excellent attendance a must – able to work overtime as needed.
  • Strong knowledge of safe work practices including PPE, power tool safety, ladder and platform safety, powered lift, crane and forklift safety.  Applicants must also demonstrate a willingness to embrace personal responsibility for safety on the job.

Physical Requirements:

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is subject to inside environment conditions:  Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

Scope of Interface: Work closely with other welders, especially when handling large pieces; work with assembly and finishing team members; work closely with Engineering and project managers.


Position: Electrical Technician

Responsible for building electrical panels per customer specifications, performing assembly, interconnection and testing of PRI systems the final assembly, testing and checkout of all PRI equipment. This is a critical role for the company in that it is the last opportunity to check out the equipment to ensure it is functioning properly and meets specifications.

  • Install, wire and test control panels and instruments
  • Work closely with Engineering, Project Management, plus all other departments in Manufacturing
  • Inspect all field utilities (water, steam, pneumatic and electrical) when commissioning PRI equipment
  • Install the electrical wiring referencing Class 1 Division 1 & 2 locations and Intrinsically Safe electrical requirements per the National Electric Code
  • Test and troubleshoot the PLC programming for deficiencies and proper operation
  • Review drawings and list of materials required to assemble panels
  • Perform light fabrication duties of industrial control cabinets/panels for assembly o Layout enclosures/sub panels per drawings – cut openings, mount parts, drill/tap holes as needed
    • Cut, strip ends and install all necessary wires to their proper connections inside the enclosures
  • Install and label components in accordance with drawings and design specs o Install all buttons, switches and display screens in enclosure door
  • Test and troubleshoot completed panels and make necessary corrections
  • Log discrepancies, record data and write reports to provide feedback to engineering on future business and design improvement ideas
  • Maintain safe and clean work area
  • Understand the operation of all equipment to ensure proper assembly and operation
  • Provide support for troubleshooting customers’ problems
  • Provide assistance to other areas of Manufacturing as needed
  • Some travel to customer sites to support field service requests

The Ideal Candidate Has…

  • Education: A certificate or equivalent education/experience in industrial controls or electrical automation technology; degree in Control Systems Technology, Electrical Technology or equivalent program preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude: Demonstrated aptitude for working with electro-mechanical systems such as pumps, piping, pneumatics, PLC’s, liquid level controls, etc.; Intermediate/advanced understanding of electrical schematics and PLC’s.
  • Knowledge of: o PLC controls, preferably Allen Bradley and Siemens
    • Safety procedures such as lockout/tagout, arc flash protection, confined space entry
    • Writing reports and reviewing project files
  • Team player: o Strong communication and customer service skills; ability to perform in pressure situations; ability to be flexible to adjust to changing field conditions
    • Able to work both independently with little supervision and as part of a team, all with a high degree of professionalism
  • Physical: o Ability to perform confined space entries into openings of sixteen inches minimum
    • Maneuvering of heavy equipment, up to 75lbs of lifting required


Position: Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers are responsible for completing the tasks needed to ensure a complete electrical design and an effective start-up of PRI equipment. The job includes design work, coordination with Manufacturing, initial system checkout and travel to customer sites for field start-up/training. In addition, Electrical Engineers will travel to customer sites to perform field service and/or annual re-certification of systems. Electrical Engineers have a wide scope of responsibility and work independently.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Design panel layout and wiring schematics for all electrical components used
  • Create bills of materials for purchasing electrical components
  • Write programming code for logic controller and display screen components used for control and operator interface options as sold on PRI equipment
  • Perform in-house start-up/checkout/Factory Acceptance Test of components and systems. Coordinate as needed with end users or contractors
  • Domestic and international travel to job sites to supervise installation of systems, perform start up and checkout activities, and provide training to end users.
  • Write detailed field service and expense reports
  • Provide technical support to customers via phone or remote connection to system
  • Provide training to other employees when necessary
  • UL, NEC, and international standards for electrical design must be observed as appropriate
  • Travel to job sites, domestic and international
  • All PRI safety policies should be taken seriously and followed accordingly

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Familiarity with and competency of PLCs, HMIs, and AutoCAD design software
  • Understanding of electrical schematics and P&IDs
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time
  • Work closely with mechanical engineering to ensure the final system design is complete and will provide the desired functionality
  • Work closely with purchasing to obtain vendor quotes, create bills of materials, review component options and expedite shipments
  • Submit electrical drawings to panel shop
  • Review and checkout completed electrical panels
  • Communicate effectively to provide support and training.
  • Sitting and operating a computer for extended periods
  • Standing, walking and climbing to inspect and work on equipment
  • Use of hand and power tools as required

A World of Opportunity at PRI

PRI employs a vast range of different skilled team members, from engineering, sales, marketing, accounting, to manufacturing careers such as welding, painting, fabrication, assembly and more. As a member of the PRI team, you will receive an excellent wage and benefits package that includes, but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive medical
  • Dental and vision reimbursement
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Profit sharing plan through PRI ESOP (PRI is an employee owned company)
  • 401-k plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick/personal days
  • Flexible health spending account
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Recognition opportunities