RPM and Associates, Inc. Rapid City, SD


RPM & Associates, Inc. and its sister companies, RPM Solutions, Inc. and RPM Innovations, Inc., are strong and growing companies. RPM Companies are constantly on the lookout for talented employees seeking out the many challenges we have to offer. RPM Companies are equal opportunity employers.


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Attn: Personnel Dept.
RPM & Associates, Inc.
333 Concourse Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Fax: 605-348-7848

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Positions Available

The following positions are available for RPM & Associates, Inc. and its sister companies, RPM Solutions, Inc.and RPM Innovations, Inc.
Job Title:

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Seeking full-time Welder-Fabricator to work in the safest, most innovative shop in the region. Flexible shifts, great benefits, and no layoffs. Valid drivers license required. Must be safety conscious, reliable, self-motivated, quality and detail oriented, able to follow instructions, not afraid to ask questions, and a team player.

Very competitive starting wage DOEQ.

Application and resume required.

Job Description

1) Primary Responsibilities or Functions:

  • Safety is our #1 core principle. Immediately notify production manager of any safety issue or problem. Keep production areas and any other work areas safe, clean and organized. Safely handle parts and materials with appropriate industrial trucks, hoists, overhead cranes and associated rigging.
  • Read Blueprints - Welder Fabricators must be able to read and interpret blueprints and engineering drawings. The Welder Fabricator will use the blueprints along with other data, such as shop sheets, to develop and design their welding projects.
  • Fabricate Metal Objects - Fabrication involves laying out, cutting, fitting, measuring and welding metals to create the desired shape or object. Weld components as directed and as per company, customer and/or engineering specifications. This is highly detailed work and requires the Welder Fabricator to be knowledgeable of many techniques and tools.
  • Inspect Work and Equipment - A Welder Fabricator must constantly inspect and test welds and equipment. Maintain all equipment as per manufacturer or company schedules, or as directed. Immediately notify management on any equipment that needs attention.
  • Professionalism - All RPM employees will conduct themselves in a mature, respectful and professional manner. Follow all RPM policies, programs and procedures.

2) Additional Responsibilities or Functions:

  • Assist in the development of written process documentation as required and directed.
  • Make recommendations for tooling, fixturing, process requirements and/or equipment needs. This will be based upon procedures and company or customer requirements.
  • Shift work and/or travel will be required dependent upon customer needs and per company discretion.
  • Work with production and engineering to determine welding requirements, as required.
  • Keep production manager advised of usage and reorder requirements for consumables and materials utilizing company purchase order system.
  • Assist management in employee training.
  • Perform other duties as required and directed.

3) Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in fabrication & welding environment.
  • Knowledge of specific welding processes, such as TIG, MIG and ARC.
  • Must be able to understand and accurately follow through on verbal directions.
  • Must be able to read, interpret and accurately follow through on written work directions.
  • Must be able to create sketches for the creation of blueprints.
  • Must be able to perform measurements with standard measurement equipment and layout tools.
  • Basic math skills and mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to read blueprints and recognize welding symbols and specifications.
  • Knowledge of industry safety practices.
  • Ability to use heavy machinery, such as forklifts and cranes, as well as, use a variety of tools and other equipment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

4) Work Environment/Physical Requirement:

  • Must be able to frequently lift, carry and/or position 50+ pounds, as required.
  • Safety glasses, protective footwear which meets the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2413-11 performance requirements, and hearing protection are required in production areas.
  • RPM and Associates, Inc. operates a smoke-free and drug free facility.
  • There may be some bending and crawling. Employee may have to stand on feet for hours at a time.
Job Title:
Software Engineer

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RPM Innovations, Inc., a leading industrial service company in the western United States, is accepting applications for the position of Software Engineer at its corporate facility in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Qualified candidates should have a bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mathematics, or information science. Candidates with equivalent work experience who have demonstrated skills in computer programming may also be considered.

General Responsibilities: Design, develop, and modify computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze business & system requirements and develop software solutions to satisfy those requirements. Design or customize software with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency and reliability. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

Competitive wages are being offered, DOE and qualifications. An attractive benefit package includes health/dental insurance, simple IRA program, paid holidays/vacation and an employee assistance program. Mandatory pre-employment drug screen is required.

About RPM & Associates

About RPM and Associates

RPM and Associates manufactures a premium chrome carbide overlay plate that typically outlasts AR and manganese steels in aggressive environments.

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About Rapid City and the Black Hills

The Black Hills have experienced resurgence in the mountain lion population in recent years, and 250 or more are thought to live in this region. These are the most agile North American animal, with great speed and a leaping distance of 23 feet.