6800 West Stainless Way
Springfield, MO 65802

800.441.2654


Careers at Watson


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Now is a unique time to grow your career with an amazing organization. We have nearly doubled sales again in the past two years and increased the size of our facility over 300% in the past year. We are a 125 plus employee, family owned and oriented company who is growing tremendously, and we're still looking ahead. Plus, we take care of our people:

  • Benefits package
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Life insurance policy
  • 401k with 60% matching contributions

Be a part of a great company who values and appreciates their people. We do many family gathering events, float trips, Silver Dollar City, park outings, ball games, race track, catered meals and support the Sertoma Chili Cookoff benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield. Here are some current openings:


WELDERS & FABRICATORS - We have doubled our sales in the past year and are needing to add to our family. We are looking for experienced stainless steel welders, grinders and fabricators. We build the highest quality tanks and vessels in the industry and only hire top talent. And if you have at least two years of experience and an attitude of learning and advancing your skills, we want you too. We fabricate in stainless and nickel alloys and you will need to be able to TIG and Pulse MIG weld.


GRINDERS - We are also looking for finishing grinders who can grind and polish to at least 150 grit and we have many applications up to 320 grit. We all know that it takes real talent and desire to be the best metal finisher. We prefer at least two years of experience and are willing to work with the right applicate to train them and bring them along.


FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER - Watson Metal Masters, Inc. has an opening for a full time Field Operations Manager. We are looking for a knowledgeable person with many years of experience in our industry. The position is for a seasoned field tank fabricator with a management background. Pay is commensurate with experience and we offer great benefits along with an exciting, enjoyable work place. We are a family first company, who puts our people first. The right candidate will have been a field job supervisor or field manager. We build field tanks using the lift pole method and electric chain hoists operated by a central control panel. We also built in restricted access environments and offer a full complement of tank services.

    Duties to include but not limited to:
  • Will be an independent thinker capable of fully running the field division.
  • Must be familiar with the complexities of field conditions and the ever changing work place.
  • Will interface with all departments of our company and deal directly with the customer while on the job site.
  • Will set up local support vendors for equipment rental and return. Set up travel for the crew.
  • Requires a Class A CDL drivers license to pull the job trailers.
  • Read blue prints
  • Interact with customer inspectors and AI for ASME Code constructed vessels.
  • Requires all OSHA training and safety compliances.
  • Be flexible and adjust on the fly as required. Motivate your crew, build within the allotted labor hours and time frame.


QC MANAGER - Watson Metal Masters, Inc. has an opening for a Quality Control Manager. We are looking for a knowledgeable stainless steel QC person with many years of experience in this industry. The position is for first shift and the right candidate will autonomously run the department. We offer a dynamic work environment for self-motivated and empowered people to excel while building strong relationships with all direct reports, support staff and customer inspectors. We offer competitive pay commensurate with experience and great benefits along with an exciting, enjoyable work place. We believe and live by our family first, family friendly philosophy. The QC Manager's position will have direct daily interaction with the entire management team and fabrication staff. Will be an independent thinker capable of fully running the department. You will have a deep understanding of the ASME Code, Section VIII, Div. 1.A CWI is preferred.

    Duties to include but not limited to:
  • Supervision of inspection team.
  • In-process inspections, partial inspection and final inspections of tanks and vessels.
  • Checking and signing off layout and fit-up's and completing travelers.
  • Vessel hydro and FAT's.
  • Filling out and filing QC paperwork, EDT Data Reports.
  • Interaction with company inspectors and third party inspectors.
  • Interaction with AI.
  • Conduct Annual Audits and Joint Reviews.
Minimum/Required Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, 2-3 years supervising employees and 4-6 years of stainless steel tank and vessel fabrication.


SALESPERSON - Watson Metal Masters is looking for an additional full time Seasoned Outside Salesperson. At least five years of experience in stainless steel tank sales is preferred. Will be responsible for key accounts and a geographical territory. Benefits package includes: high compensation, commission structure, bonuses, plus all the benefits listed above. Apply online or email Bills@wmmitanks.com. and we will screen resumes and set up interviews with only the highest qualified individuals. We strive for excellence, does that fit with your goals?…We hope so.


SHOP SUPERVISOR - The right candidate will be a self-driven, highly motivated, goal orientated and company minded individual to promote company values to the employees. Willing to take betterment classes both personally and professionally for constant improvement of skills and management techniques. Need to be able to multitask due to the number of employees and projects to manage at one time. Must project confidence at all times even during times of adversity to maintain positive attitude with shop employees. Good attendance and punctuality is a must in this position. Need to have at least 3 years in manufacturing management, at least 5 years of stainless steel vessel fabrication background in all aspects from layout to completion and at least 5 years in blueprint reading. Must be able to trouble shoot fabrication, welding and grinding issues to keep projects moving forward with little or no assistance. Must be able to follow instructions set forth by the Manufacturing Manager and use those instructions to lead the shop employees to efficiently and effectively produce high quality custom fabricated products in a timely manner. Must be able to lead and manage 15 to 20 employees. Need to have basic computer skills and be able to send and receive emails and do time collecting functions for payroll.


EMAIL US If you are interested in pursuing any of these job listings. Additional opportunities will be posted from time to time for other positions so please check back often. Watson Metal Masters, Inc. offers top pay for all positions. Check out the Springfield community at LiveInSpringfieldMo.com.