As a fabricator/welder you will be expected to work with minimal supervision to fabricate and weld parts to engineering drawings, sketches or other documentation, including verbal instruction, using metal working equipment.  On occasion tasks assigned may be considered production runs of high quantities.  You should be able to plan processes and operations independently. Work is to be performed at the lowest cost consistent with quality standards and tolerance requirements.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  All essential functions are subject to reasonable accommodation.  Employees needing or requesting reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Manager.

  • Always use safety equipment when performing welding, brazing or soldering operations to ensure safety of oneself and others.
  • Be proficient in the welding of various steel and aluminum alloys including stainless steels.
  • Work independently using TIG, MIG and Arc Welding equipment.
  • Use oxygen / acetylene torches as needed for brazing, soldering, forming, cutting and other operations.
  • Use of laser supported by Solidworks.
  • Evaluate task and determine most efficient sequence of operations and methods taking into consideration material type, quantity required, plating requirements, tolerance requirements and other factors.
  • Setup and operate basic metal cutting equipment such as saws, shears, millers and drill presses to prepare raw material for welding / brazing / soldering operations.
  • Perform final machining operations on occasion.
  • Setup and operate metal forming equipment such as edge rolls, presses, sheet metal brakes and rollers to form metals.
  • Ability to operate air and power tools for preparing, finishing and polishing operations.
  • Perform accurate layouts to construct welded assemblies.
  • Fabricate acceptable parts in a timely manner.
  • Submit parts to Inspection.
  • Work directly with coworkers to plan and weld parts others may be fabricating.
  • Correctly select and prepare raw materials for tasks assigned.
  • Notify cutoff personnel or supervisor when material needs to be ordered, whether for a job or when existing supplies are getting low.
  • Notify supervisor when consumable welding supplies are required.
  • Communicate problems to Tool Room Supervisor or Lead in a timely manner.
  • Work as a team to maximize productivity.
  • Provide assistance to others.
  • Show a constant interest in learning other activities or skills.
  • Participate in job reviews when appropriate.
  • Maintain equipment in good order.
  • Demonstrate application of acquired knowledge from Lean training.
  • Maintain orderly work area and clean up area at the end of the day.
  • Be consistently at work and punctual; clock job times accurately.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Observe company policy, safety and security procedures.
  • Perform all activities in conformance with the AGR Quality System and ISO procedures.
  • Maintain and submit accurate time records, both on drawings and in the ERP system.

Requirements

  • Ability to recognize physical hazards and take appropriate safety measures, including proper use of protective garments, ear, eye and respiratory safety equipment.
  • Ability to use tape measure, inch and metric scales, micrometers and dial calipers.
  • Ability to setup and operate cutoff saw, band saw, drill presses, milling machines and metal forming equipment.
  • Ability to select and cut material type and size accurately.
  • Ability to select and operate most cost effective method of welding operations.
  • Utilize the most efficient equipment for measuring and cutting materials.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings or other documentation and to work to verbal instructions with minimal assistance.
  • Basic math skills, including the ability to work with both fractional and decimal dimensions, inch and metric dimensions.
  • Completion of Forklift Safety Training.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Maximize productivity by performing any duties needed, e.g. manufacture parts, help in other departments, production runs, facility maintenance, etc.

Work Environment

  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Frequently exposed to smoke, sparks, flames and hot surfaces
  • Frequent exposure to welding gasses
  • Frequent exposure to uncomfortable noise levels.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Material handling equipment is available at all times.

  • Regularly required to use hands and feet for a variety of tasks.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
  • Ability to walk, stand and sit, occasionally to climb, balance, stoop, kneel.
  • Frequently lift 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Good vision and eye / hand / foot coordination.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Overtime is on an as needed basis and at the direction of the Tool Room Supervisor.

Travel

No travel required.

Preferred Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum of 2 years welding experience and 2 years of metal fabrication experience.