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Shop Welders; Shop Grinders; Field Craftsman - Click Here to See All Open Roles 

Experienced Welder Craftsman; Experienced Grinder Craftsman - Click Here to See All Open Roles

Students for our Trades School (Welding & Grinding School) - Click Here to See All Open Roles

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About SFI

SFI has always been committed to building lasting relationships with our customers and we have earned a solid reputation for exceptional products and service! 

We build stainless steel tanks for customers that make a huge variety of products ranging from food, wine and spirits to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. We are proud to say that many of the products you use every day were made in our tanks...

SFI vessels are handcrafted in either our shop/facility in Springfield, Missouri or on-site at customer locations. We have tanks in practically every state in the U.S. and many foreign countries.


SFI Employment Opportunities

Benefits - YES!  But did you know we also offer...

  • On the job training - get paid to learn a trade in our welding school and grinding school.
  • Paid 3-year apprenticeship program to become an accredited master-craftsman.
  • Opportunities to improve your skills, grow and advance your career.
  • Certification as an ASME code welder.
  • Automated equipment and CNC machines that utilize programming skills.
  • In our Springfield, Missouri facility, we offer a 4-day work week (Monday-Thursday; both days and nights) OR 3-day swing shift (Friday-Sunday).
  • Traveling road-crews build tanks on-site at customer locations around the country and beyond; typically work 6-days a week.
  • Competitive compensation & benefits (paid holidays, vacation, 401k, health & life insurance with a variety of options, etc.).


Scroll down to learn about on-the-job training opportunities.


Always looking for experience and talent

If you are a skilled tank fabricator with the following qualifications, we’d like to hear from you!

  • 10+ years of knowledge and experience in stainless steel tank fabrication
  • Have the ability to be certified as an ASME welder
  • Can layout tanks from drawings
  • Meet quality requirements
  • Perform all facets of tank assembly and testing

SFI Apprenticeship Program

To help close the skills gap in the local workforce, as experienced fabricators are retiring in large numbers, SFI began working with the Department of Labor and OTC (Ozarks Technical Community College) in 2018 to develop an apprenticeship program that provides comprehensive on-the-job training for men and women that want a career in stainless steel tank fabrication.  

Since then, we are proud to say that two people have successfuly completed the program with three more to follow.  

  • 3-year program is accredited by the Department of Labor and a certificate is awarded upon successful completion.
  • There is no cost to the apprentice to be in the program.
  • Full time apprentices are elligible for full company benefits after working 60 days.
  • There may be up to five apprentices in the program at any given time.
  • Related instruction such as OTC's 20-week welding course is required, either current or previous enrollment.
  • Program teaches essential job skills to be a welder/fabricator master craftsman in the stainless steel tank industry.
  • Please mark APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM on your application.
  • Individuals meeting the requirements above may start at anytime.  Apply today!

Click here to watch a short news report about SFI's apprenticeship program. 

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SFI Welding School

The SFI welding school is offered at no cost to the student.

  • 5 students per class.
  • 4 classes yearly, each run 5-days per week for 10 weeks.
  • Attend class mornings; work in the shop afternoons; get paid for 8 hours/day.
  • Must be 18 years of age (minimum).
  • Clean drug screen required to work at SFI and to participate in our schools.
  • Previous fabrication experience not necessary.
  • Learn welding, grinding, blueprint reading, etc.

 After successful completion, students move full time to night shift (Monday-Thursday) or swing shift (weekends) as new-welders, working alongside experienced welder/mentors.

Welding school - on the job training


SFI Grinding School (Weld Finishing)

Grinding goes hand in hand with welding.  There are various types of weld finishes, each having specific techniques for achieving the required finish.  While this could be an add-on class for people with welding experience, it is also a great place to start a career in stainless tank fabrication.

  • 5 students per class.
  • 1 or 2 classes yearly, each running 5-days per week for 8 weeks.
  • Attend class mornings; work in the shop afternoons; get paid for 8 hours/day.
  • Learn the techniques and tools-of-the-trade.
  • Improve skills.
  • Must be 18 years of age (minimum).
  • Clean drug screen required to work at SFI and to participate in our schools.

 Welding & Grinding School - classroom work


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