Youth Apprentice Intern (Seguin, TX)                          

About United Alloy:

United Alloy (UA) is the leading brand when to comes to metal fabrication and powder coating. UA produces the highest quality leak-proof metal fuel tanks, reservoirs, skids, frames, chassis, trailers, heavy metal fabrications, and complex weldments. At UA, our culture produces actively engaged people with sustainable results: safety, quality, productivity, and profitability. Each employee acts with a sense of ownership, takes initiative to problem solve, and is committed to the company’s mission, their team, and themselves.

In addition to our ISO 9001:2008 certification, UA has been recognized as a WBENC woman/minority owned business. While we’re proud of these distinctions, one credential stands above all others: our extensive list of long-term satisfied Fortune 500 OEM customers.

Job Description:  The UA student learner program is designed to allow students to experience a “hands-on” approach to learning various facets of the organization. The student will have exposure to metal fabrication concepts and processes. This program is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing.

Benefits: In addition to excellent starting wages, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as numerous perks.

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Generous PTO and Vacation policy
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Paid training
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift available
  • Shift premium for 2nd and 3rd shift

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Applicable to all areas of production shop
    • Can follow written and verbal directions to complete assignments or jobs
    • Can compute decimal equivalents and interchange fractions
    • Actively participate in efforts to establish and promote a safe and healthy work environment
    • Follow all UA polices and procedures
    • Act professionally and cooperate with other in a team setting
    • Other duties may be assigned
  • Fabrication Areas
    • Must be able to set up and run in one of the fabrication work areas
    • Understands how to manage daily work expectations and goals
    • Understands, interprets and follows foreman’s report including priorities and start dates
    • Understands how to read material sheet tags and determines material types and gauges
    • Understands cross check concepts and inspects product according to Inspection Control Plan
    • Follows all safety policies and standards
    • Understands non-conforming process according to SOP-0003
    • Maintains accurate and timely system transactions
    • Can inspect and clean equipment including all preventative maintenance
  • Welding Areas
    • Welds product using fixturing (if applicable) with minimal supervision
    • Utilizes hand tools, fixtures, and clamps for small welding applications
    • Can interpret basic elements of a blueprint, including welding symbols
    • Can identify types of joints and welds
    • Can meet UA weld aesthetic standards per customer specifications
    • Can set up and maintain welding machines including changing wire and monitoring gases
    • Can monitor and maintain welding consumable and supply stock
    • Understands cross check concepts and inspects product according to Inspection Control Plan
    • Accurately tags material and product according to WI-0002 Product Identification
    • Understands non-conforming process according to SOP-003
    • Can maintain a high degree of quality, must not have excessive scrap
    • Understands and can use basic math principles including: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Accurately and efficiently perform all required PM on equipment
    • Able to successfully weld 1st articles and PPAPs
    • Can make minor repairs to equipment and support equipment
    • Inspects own work for quality standards
  • Batch Paint/TTX Areas
    • Load, wash, mask, and unload product during daily operation of the paint line
    • Will assist the setup personnel as directed for overall set up and changeover of the paint line
    • Inspects products regularly during production runs and informs set up technician of quality problems
    • Ability to package finished parts and prep for shipment
  • Assembly Area
    • Understands cross check concepts and inspects product according to Inspections Control Plan
    • Accurately tags material and product according to product specifications
    • Can identify hardware components used in assemblies
    • Can compute decimal equivalents and interchange fractions
    • Can accurately count and record production activity including picking, transfers, etc.
    • Can follow written and verbal directions to complete assignments or jobs
  • Shipping Area
    • Ability to interpret and systematically prepare packing slips, bills of lading and other shipping related documentation prior to shipping any product
    • Follow proper packaging methods and reference United Alloy’s Master Document system for formal instructions
    • Assists with raw material inventory control and accuracy: including sheet stock, hardware, and other components


  • High School Junior or Senior in “good standing” that is 16-18 years of age; Must be willing to provide transcripts and faculty/personal recommendations upon request.
  • Must have reliable transportation to work
  • Success completion of technical education courses and/or current enrollment in technical education courses
  • Ability to follow instructions both written and verbal
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must possess the ability to utilize tape measure, caliper, basic hand tools and air tools
  • 12 Expected Behaviors of Actively Engaged Person – 100% Responsible, Trustworthy, Team Player, Clear Communicator, Empathy, Humility, Emotional Self-Control, Resolves Conflict Directly, Positive Attitude, Respects Others, Problem Solver, and Agile

NOTE: Given the nature/size of our product and customer requirements, we require a stringent hiring process to ensure the highest quality product. Qualified candidates must successfully complete: Basic Skills/Measurement Test | Blueprint Reading Test | Pre-Employment Physical & Drug Screen

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend, twist, stoop, pull, push, assemble, and carry for extended periods of time. Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds regularly, frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with an assist.

Work Environment: Ability to perform in a manufacturing environment that may have high noise levels, dust, chemicals, oil, and grease. Ability to work in an environment that may be either hot, cold or humid.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.