Check-Mate Industries


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Check-Mate Manufacturing LLC is a subsidiary of Check-Mate Industries and is located as a start-up facility in Thomasville, GA. Over the past 40 years, Check-Mate has proven to be the winning move for hundreds of customers in a diverse range of industries including aerospace, automotive, firearms, cosmetics, and medical industries. The unsurpassed customer service of the company has long been recognized as an innovator and leader in tool & die, stampings and assemblies. Whether producing high-precision tools and progressive dies, stamping, or assemblies for everything from healthcare to personal security products, Check-Mate out-thinks, out-maneuvers, and out-performs its competition.

Check-Mate Manufacturing offers competitive pay, benefits and relocation assistant.



Check-Mate Manufacturing has openings position for Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder. This position set-up, operates, or tends welding, soldering or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components or assemblies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Includes, but may not be limited to the following

  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder welds or tack-welds overlapping edges of positioned components to fabricate sheet metal assemblies, such as magazine tubes used for the firearm industry.
  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder operates a pneumatic welder by placing the magazine tube inside of the welder.
  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder activates the welder by pressing the start button and monitoring the time to weld the part.
  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder removes magazine tube after specified period of time.
  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder adjusts equipment for automatic timing necessary to complete the weld on the magazine tube.
  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder examines welded components of metal parts to verify weld quality and conformance to customer specifications.
  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder utilizes plasma robotic welder or manual welders to weld parts.
  • Fabrication Tech 1 – Welder monitor work equipment to ensure usage is within optimum temperature to avoid overheating or expansion
  • High School Diploma or GED from accredited institution
  • Journeyman Tool & Die Maker and/ or completion of an apprenticeship (4 years) or advanced manufacturing certificate, followed by at least 4 years of on-the-job training
  • Minimum of three months experience in the mechanical and/or die mold maintenance field (including Co-op experience) preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience in the trade; emphasis on small precision stampings from progressive dies
  • Ability to weld and hard finish.
  • Demonstrate solid “Troubleshooting” skills.
  • General computer/data entry skills.
  • General electrical troubleshooting.
  • General machine tool knowledge.
  • Understanding of 3D drawings.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, learn on a continual basis, train others and work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic functions and components.
  • Ability to demonstrate a proactive approach with equipment maintenance.
  • Excellent compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-term and long-term disability
  • 12 Days PTO and 10 Holidays
  • 401k participation after 1 year
  • Training and Development Opportunities

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