Terex Corporation Welder Co-op (Part-time) in Watertown, South Dakota

*This position is for Lake Area Technical Students only.

Early Career Program overview

The Terex Co-op Program immerses high potential students in challenging real-world projects which directly help drive business results at our global organization. Our rich beliefs in innovation and continuous improvement, paired with the diverse and creative mindsets of our students, leads to the development of our best-in-class products, positively impacting the lives of people all around the world.

We are committed to the personal and professional development of our students and are proud to encourage their growth into our leaders of tomorrow.


  • Partner with team members from global locations - more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide.

  • Co-op opportunities can lead to full time careers

Real World Responsibilities:

During your time with us you will actually work on real-time projects to develop you skills in your chosen field and gain the knowledge in the following areas:

  • Hydraulic, electrical and welding processes to manufacture products to customer requirements and specifications.

  • Operate various types of welding machines on various materials: Short arc, aluminum, FCAW, etc.

  • Operate stationary and/or portable grinders and pneumatic chipping hammers to remove excess metal, oxidation and foreign matter from weldments and structures.

  • Operate material handling equipment to move parts and materials, as needed.

  • Ability to read a tape measure and knowledgeable in basic math

  • Experience with basic hand tools

  • Knowledge of basic welding practices.

  • Read and interpret blueprints and set up jigs/fixtures.

  • Comply with Terex Utilities quality standards through error prevention and by meeting requirements with zero defects

We will actually provide you with real-work assignments that will provide you valuable experience as you begin your career.

Must haves:

  • High School Diploma and enrolled at LATI in the welding program.

  • Ability to work either during Summer period and as a part time co-op during the school year.

  • Experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Compliance with all applicable occupational health and safety required.

  • Physical requirements of the job - ability to lift up to 40 lbs or lift over 40 lbs with assistance of machinery or others.

Nice to haves

  • Positive and energetic.

  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects at one time.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Perform other functions as needed.

Location: US-SD Watertown HR

Department: Operations

Job ID: 626

Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!

Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.

The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.

Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.