EMPLOYMENT – FABRICATOR

G.W. Becker, Inc. (GWBI) is looking for a Fabricator who will be responsible for fabricating raw materials and components to create assemblies and crane parts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret blueprints and weld symbols
  • Identify deficiencies and make repairs in structural components of cranes
  • Determine the required equipment and welding method necessary to complete a job by applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry and welding techniques
  • Develop templates and other work aids to hold and align parts 
  • Complete welding per the engineering drawings, if welding is detailed, or per his/her own judgement if no welding details are provided
  • Lay out, position, align and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly using straightedges, combination squares, calibers and rulers.
  • Tack-weld or weld components and assemblies using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment
  • Cut work pieces using powered saws, hand shears or a chipping knife
  • Inspect grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper and precision measuring instruments 
  • Finish surfaces of material product and re-touch welds including repair, polish and grind 
  • Examine finished work pieces for conformance to quality standards 
  • Handle materials by using forklifts and overhead cranes
  • Properly maintain and clean the work area, tools and equipment 

Competencies

  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance 
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Desire to pursue training opportunities to continuously build knowledge and skills. Must be willing to cooperate and share expertise with others.
  • Works well with others, respond to requests for assistance, focus on solving conflict not blaming, listen and get clarification and respond well to questions
  • Take initiative, seeking out additional assignments rather than waiting for assignments
  • Work with little or no supervision 
  • Meet productivity standards; complete work in timely manner
  • Observe safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions and use equipment and materials properly. 
  • Follow instructions, respond to direction;  take responsibility for own actions 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Current valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Must have 3G welding certificate (.045 FCAW)
  • Two to five years of prior overhead crane experience preferred 
  • Possess a strong understanding of welding equipment and accessories 
  • May be required to pass pre-employment welding test
  • Prior fabrication experience of large assemblies is a plus 

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequency required ti stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.