Location: Owatonna, MN

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John Baier, Welder Senior

John Baier, Welder Senior

"I work at CDI because I like the hours and the 4-day work week.  The people are friendly and good to work with.  I believe that CDI’s owners and management team really care about their employees.  They want everyone to be a success.  I enjoy the custom welding work – it’s not boring like production welding can be. If you are looking for interesting work, people who care, and who make work fun and enjoyable, then you would like working at CDI."


  • Perform welding duties according to job specifications and changing schedule demands while ensuring the highest levels of efficiency, quality, and safety
  • Perform Main Weldment for Base Frames:
  • Perform Heat Exchanger Weldment
  • Using prints and instruction, weld up stainless steel drum assembly – tube boxes, support rings.
  • Perform Sub Assembly Weldments to include: filter racks, coil drain pans, isolation boxes
  • Follow Assembly, Materials, and Accounting record keeping practices by promptly and accurately logging pertinent information.
  • Maintain equipment, tools, and work area in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Assist in implementation of changes in methods or procedures.
  • Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned or when required by customer needs.


  • Able to handle 20 gauge to 1/2 inch material: stainless steel, copper, aluminum, hot and cold rolled galvanized steel
  • Proper use of plasma cutter, band saw, drills, gas torch, mig welder, tig welder, spot welder, die, air tools as grinders, tube swedger, impact wrench.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Shop courses or equivalent experience helpful
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in welding

Why Join the CDI Team?

  • Local Family Owned Company
  • $1.00 shift differential for night shift positions
  • Performance and wage review after 90 days of employment
  • Paid Holidays right away
  • Start accruing PTO on Day 1
  • Option to carry over up to 120 PTO hours each year
  • Safety shoe and safety glasses reimbursement with no waiting period upon hire, then annual payments going forward
  • Year-end cash bonuses available
  • Profit sharing and 401K contributions
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Short/Long Term Disability, and so much more!
  • 4 Day Work Week 
  • Overtime Available
  • Free Popcorn!

    Thank you for your interest in a position at Climate by Design International located in sunny, southern Minnesota!