Under moderate supervision, fabricates metal products out of sheet and structural steel material according to work order, verbal instructions, and blueprints. Creates layout and outlines sequence of operations, applying knowledge of trigonometry, stock allowances for thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and physical properties of metal. Plans fabrication processes following specifications and using knowledge gained by experience Completes first article inspections and ensures that fabricated parts, components and products meet allowed tolerances. Set-up and operates brake, rollers, shears, and drill presses. May set-up and operate Laser cutting equipment. May train others on fabrication machine and operation.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Reads/Studies drawings, sketches or other specifications and operate general fabrication equipment.
Examines work pieces and verifies requirements such as dimensions and squareness using protractor, tape measure and other tools to verify correctness of product to drawing.
Verifies position with measuring instruments, determines reference points and computes layout dimension.
Completes first article inspection and verifies completed workpieces for defects, such as chipped edges or marred surfaces to control scrap waste and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws.
May receive training and assist with set up and operation of assigned simple machine(s) such as shears, saws, brakes, brake presses, ironworkers and roll formers to cut and shape components to specified dimension. Must be able to retain training given on operation of equipment.
May assist setting up, recalling programs, placing material, and positioning the cutting head for the operations of the laser cutting table.
May operate forklift and overhead crane/hoist and air tools.
Completes all documentation/paperwork accurately and timely. Responsible for movement and proper storage of material or product.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
Able to understand verbal and written instructions. Reading and comprehension of work related materials
Ability to read blueprints, sketches or drawings.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Ability to read tape measure, square and use/read dial calipers.
Able to plan and organize work from bill of materials and production schedules.
Able to perform measurements using tape measure, protractor, square, calipers, and other measuring devices.
Good mechanical aptitude.
Able to work overtime and/or weekends as scheduled.
Able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including steel toe shoes, hearing protection devices and safety glasses.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED certificate preferred.
Minimum of 2-5 year in a metal fabrication environment.
Alamo Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing (where permitted by law).