Title:  Welder Assembler


Amherst, NY, US, 14228

Job Category:  Operations
Brand:  Watson Bowman Acme
Job Type:  Full Time
Work Location:  On-Site
Contract Type:  Permanent

Salary Range: $21 - $24 an hour based on education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant


Watson Bowman Acme (WBA) is now part of Sika. Together we are building a champion for innovation and sustainability in the building materials industry. Sika has subsidiaries in over 100 countries around the world and employs more than 33,000 people.


At WBA, we have over 70 years of design, manufacture, and supply of innovative expansion control systems throughout the world.  Our technical expertise in providing the infrastructure and commercial construction industries, including bridge, parking facilities and stadiums, and architectural building structures with best-in-class products and services clearly sets us apart, and we are recognized as the leading global expansion control brand.  We are seeking motivated, adaptable candidates who will bring fresh ideas to meet evolving customer demands in the construction industry while embracing sustainability and our strong safety conscious culture.


Our many benefits offered by the company include:

  • Paid time off starting with 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Competitive health & benefits package
  • Robust 401(K) savings plan featuring generous matching and company contributions
  • Professional development through educational programs, skills enhancement, and career-building programs
  • Generous parental leave program
  • Company-provided personal protective equipment
  • Opportunity for annual performance & bonus incentives
  • Opportunity to work overtime
  • Safe and clean work environment


We are looking to hire a Welder Assembler located in Amherst, NY. This is a night shift position; 4-10 hour shifts Monday-Thursday.


This is a high-level overview of the role we need you to fill for us: 

This position is responsible for assisting Welding Fitters, Master Fitters, Forepersons, and Manufacturing Supervision staff as directed in the manufacture and assembly of metallic products supplied to the construction industry.  More specifically, assist in fitting sub-assemblies as instructed, including but not limited to, tie downs, straightening, grinding, and stud welding on strip seal steel rails, using hand tools, overhead cranes, and welding equipment. Attention to safety and quality is essential to this position.


 These skills and experiences will make you a good fit for this role:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required, additional course work with emphasis on welding preferred.
  • Related experience in the welding and assembly of expansion joint systems preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand shop drawings and other written instructions.
  • Use of hand tools, welding, fixturing, and hydraulic equipment to join components together into sub-assemblies and assemble into finished engineer-to-order products.
  • Comply with all safety regulations, including Safe Work Permits, training requirements, and use of safety equipment.
  • Must be able to lift and manage material of up to 50 pounds unassisted; walk or stand for long periods of time; bend, stoop, or kneel if required; wear all required PPE.
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.


 Location: Amherst, NY


The chance to bring new ideas, interesting areas for development, and taking responsibility early on are some of the key factors that drive Sika's pioneering spirit. Friendly, personable, and often surprisingly uncomplicated, that's how many of our employees describe their working relationships at Sika. We call this the Sika Spirit. Sika – Building Trust. Trust is the most important thing for us. We trust in the capabilities of all our Sika team members - every day.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo