Field Installer

RELCO, a Kovalus Company, is a well-established engineering and manufacturing company located in Willmar, Minnesota. RELCO has been providing process technologies to cheese & dairy plants across the globe for the last 40 years. We are committed to delivering projects on schedule and within budget to create long-term customer relationships. Our benefits offering includes three weeks of vacation, two weeks of sick & ten paid holidays available after day one. Additionally, health benefits start the next month after your hire date and you have several plans to choose from for medical, dental, vision and voluntary benefits. We offer paid life insurance, paid short term disability insurance, a defined 401k contribution that starts on day one, and an employer match after one year of service.

The primary function of this position is completing assigned projects in a timely manner and within budget constraints. This role is responsible for accomplishing completed projects by effectively utilizing tools and equipment assigned.


  • Accountable to ensure all safety programs and requirements are followed and fulfilled.
  • Accountable to follow all quality standards, governmental regulations, and contractual requirements.


Safety Requirements

  • Follow all safety procedures of the Customer & RELCO while onsite. 
  • Keep work area clean & organized so not to present a safety hazard. 
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE) per Customer, RELCO, and OSHA standards. 
  • Attend weekly safety meeting onsite. 
  • Reports unsafe/unusual conditions & takes action to correct unsafe conditions immediately. 
  • Reports all jobsite accidents and injuries as required by company policy. 
  • Maintains & secures adequate security to protect company tools, equipment, materials, supplies, etc. from theft or damage. 


  • Follows all quality standards per the drawing and/or supervisor instructions.
  • Ensures the quality of installation meets the design and performance requirements. 
  • Adheres to quality standards, governmental regulations, & contractual requirements. 
  • Makes sure work is correct, complete, and meets required quality standards. 
  • Reports any errors or omissions in design, fabrication, drawings, procedures, work sequence, etc. to the Construction Supervisor as soon as possible for direction on how to resolve the situation.
  • Complete any required paperwork free from errors and in a timely manner. 


  • Maintains all tools, equipment, and supplies assigned by using properly and takes care of. 
  • Operates power tool required for cutting, grinding, etc. 
  • Properly uses welding equipment such as heli-arc torch, MIG setup, cutting torch, and harness. 
  • Properly uses rigging equipment such as slings, chokers, shackles, winches, chain falls, come-a-longs, equipment dollies, etc. 
  • Understands & uses crane signals. 
  • Properly uses abrasives & other grinding/metal finishing supplies & equipment. 
  • Properly uses pipe threading & cutting equipment. 

Onsite Installation

  • Installs Stainless Steel equipment & process piping. 
  • Uses various measuring tools, plumb lines, squares, levels, etc. to accurately position & align various piping systems, ductwork, vessels, machinery, and other process components. 
  • Fit up and welds pipe, tube, ductwork, field-assembled vessels, and components. 
  • Understands & interprets blueprints and other forms of instructions. 
  • Maintains good relationships with fellow workers, contractors, and customer’s personnel. 


  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Attend training in skill development & safe work habits as required. 
  • Assists the Construction Supervisor in training new employees. 


  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Workmanship
  • Hand Skills



This job operates in a food plant environment. Personal protective equipment is required. This position is required to wear a respirator during certain processes.


Must be willing to travel 90% + of the time domestically & internationally for extended periods of time (typically 9 days on, 5 days off), residing in company provided lodging for trip durations.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: 1 year of experience working in similar working capacity

Knowledge: Welding degree preferred but not required

Strong mathematical skills

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