Fabricator

Department Fabrication
Location Chico

SCOPE OF JOB

Sets up and operates a variety of production machines in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery.  Adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion.  Load and unload materials using a forklift.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • 1-2 years of fabrication experience preferred.
  • Basic math and reading skills.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to follow instructions and determine appropriate tools and equipment to complete a job.
  • Ability to read a tape measure.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Set up, operate and tend machines to fabricate metal parts
  • Ability to drive and operate a forklift
  • Ability to load materials to, and unload materials from, the laser and saws
  • Operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions on metal work pieces
  • Ability to safely lift metal parts in order to move them from one location to another
  • Ability to operate electric hand tools for grinding and deburring
  • Works collaboratively with other members within functional area as well as throughout the organization
  • Performs all activities in the factory following Company safety guidelines
  • Ability to work factory schedules including overtime and Saturdays per production schedule
  • Ability to be on time, in your work area ready to work and remaining on task throughout the workday in order to complete assignments on time
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

IMPACT

This position impacts the daily operation by meeting production schedule targets, department goals, and providing quality products for our internal and external customers.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Basic math and reading skills required
  • Good mechanical aptitude required
  • Ability to follow instructions required
  • Able to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job required

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under lead personnel direction and general supervision. Assignments given in the form of work orders and work instructions. First article inspection required for all job assignments.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES

As assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Cognitive skills to move from one task to another, attend to numerical detail, manage time appropriately, reason, process and interpret information. Cognitive skills for information processing, and interpretation, numerical and verbal intelligence.  Visual acuity to inspect product, interpret written data, maintain accurate records, and respond to direction, plant floor traffic and emergency warnings.  Speaking and hearing skills in order to converse verbally, by telephone and in person.

Use of hands for simple and firm grasping, repetitive motion, fine and gross manipulation to reach and handle equipment. Ability to stand for extended periods of time during the shift.  Ability to walk about the manufacturing area.  Able to bend, stretch, twist, stoop or reach with your body, arms and/or legs in order to install, position and move materials.  Ability to lift using appropriate bio-mechanical techniques during an eight to ten hour day.   Ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without “giving out” or fatiguing.  Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds, level lift up to 13 pounds and lift overhead up to 10 pounds. Must be able to frequently push or pull up to 50 pounds.  Additional physical requirements are described on the attached matrix.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Dust and Particulates
  • Fumes and Chemicals
  • Loud Noise
  • Exposure to seasonal heat, cold and humidity

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with other departments (including but not limited to): Material Control, Assembly and Development
  • Observe factory policies
  • Willingness to learn or be trained in additional assembly/fabrication practices
  • Keep work area and tools neat and orderly

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Safety glasses, hearing protection, work boots

NOTE: THIS JOB SPECIFICATION IN NO WAY STATES OR IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES/FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED BY THE INCUMBENT. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES/FUNCTIONS REQUESTED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.