Quality Assurance Inspector

Universal Tank & Fabrication is currently seeking a full-time Quality Assurance Inspector.

Our 43,000 square foot facility located in Dubuque, IA, was built from the ground up to be the best fabrication and ASME-certified pressure vessel manufacturer in the country. Join our team and become part of an organization that is as strongly committed to our employees as we are our customers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

We Pride ourselves in being 100% Customer Driven while holding ourselves to the highest level of Trust, Honor and Integrity. We must be Team Players and be willing to do what it takes to be Technically Superior. Qualified candidates must be driven to deliver the highest quality products on the market, while continuously holding ourselves accountable to UTF’s Core Values highlighted above.

Teach, train, implement and follow through with Customer, ASME and UTF quality requirements using both established procedures and independent judgment.  Assist in training all new Employees on the proper welding procedures to meet requirements.  Provide ongoing proactive leadership by setting a good example for others to follow in all areas surrounding employment practices at UTF.

Quality Compliance

Review and sign off on parts, paint and finished products for Quality compliance.


Focus on innovative concepts for tools and fixtures to improve productivity and quality of the process by utilizing creative thinking skills.


UTF’s Goal is 0 defects.  Teach individuals how to check their work, verify the layout completed by others is correct and how to create welds which meet Customer and ASME requirements.  Demonstrate and guide how to set the machines (ie: welders, etc.) so work conforms to the requirements/specifications. 

Technical Support

Establish consistent standards for all to follow. Be available to answer questions regarding drawing details and interpretation, attaining answers from engineering and/or manager.  Utilize problem solving skills while focusing on safety and enforcing that consistent standards are being followed.  


Establish working relationships surrounded by communication. Communicate significant issues to Quality Manager and/or Management Team.


High school diploma or equivalent, Extensive Welding Experience, Innovative problem-solving abilities, Advanced Blueprint reading skill and interpretations, Moderate math skills, Excellent communication skills, Harbor and Promote Positive Team Environment, Experience in hand-operated power tools, Experience of cleaning and preparing steel for welding, Must pass Yaeger 2 vision test at no less than 12″ and standard color vision tests administered by UTF, Flexibility in work shift to meet customer requirements, Possess valid Driver’s License, Be Open and Able to learn new methods and teach others the learned skills, Able and willing to work in confined spaces (ie: tanks, etc.) for inspections, Occasional travel may be required, Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen

See first-hand some of the incredible projects we have built over the years on our web site at www.universaltank.com. 

Reports to: QC Manager (with some dual responsibility to Plant Manager)

*Equal Opportunity Employer

Mechanical Technician

Zero Zone brings the CHILL… We design refrigeration systems that keep fresh food cold, pharmaceuticals safe, and ice rinks frozen!

Now, you can be part of our COOL Team. Zero Zone is expanding our refrigeration systems manufacturing to Dyersville, Iowa! We need enthusiastic people for our new facility and are offering competitive wages and a collaborative environment to those who want to grow with our company! Become part of a skilled labor force where variety, cross-training, and advancement opportunities are the norm (not monotonous assembly work).

We are currently looking for Mechanical Technicians to join our team! As a Mechanical Technician you will assemble high quality refrigeration systems.  This will include coordinating all aspects of mechanical piping layout, brazing, conducting leak testing, attaching sheet metal material to system, among other duties.  No previous brazing experience is required! Each employee will go through four weeks of classroom training on brazing, welding, blueprint reading, etc.  Employees will also spend approximately four weeks job shadowing and receiving on the job training at our plant located in Ramsey, MN.

Whether you’re interested in management, engineering, or manufacturing positions, now is the time to take action. Come grow with us. We have Midwestern values and a genuine do-it-right-the-first-time work ethic.

Depending on the position, job duties may include assembly, utilizing various power and hand tools, MIG welding, metal grinding, forklift and/or crane operation, painting and general material management.

We are also hiring for the following positions:

  • Welder
  • Electrical Technician
  • Insulation Technician
  • Material Handler