Metal Fabricator Job Description

Metal Fabricator Job Description

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Metal fabricator provides technical support for waste minimization activities, environmental safety & health related documentation and inspections.

Metal Fabricator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective metal fabricator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included metal fabricator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Depending on workload, employees in this job classification may be required to perform duties of other job classification of equal or lesser pay for which they are qualified within Mechanical C & M
Runs Manual sheet metal machines
Performs cutting and/or shaping metal from raw form into usable parts for Assembly or Aftermarket needs
Process is semi-repetitive utilizing machinery, tooling, and fixtures for set up, and requiring some minor troubleshooting and adjustment to complete assigned tasks
Utilizes equipment and measurement tools to drive part accuracy within print tolerances and minimize Quality Notifications and Scrap
Understands and participates in continuous improvement activities
Use of chop saw
Moving work pieces, tools, and supplies, manually or by hand truck or overhead crane
Plans and develops necessary work processes required to perform the tasks associated with the trade of Metal Fabricator including identifying the appropriate tools, equipment, materials
Performs lay-out and assembly of work in accordance with required dimensions received through sketches, prints, written and/or verbal instructions

Metal Fabricator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Metal Fabricator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AWS, EPA

Education for Metal Fabricator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the metal fabricator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Education, Associates, Military, Applied Science, Welding, Manufacturing, Industrial, General Education, Sound

Skills for Metal Fabricator

Desired skills for metal fabricator include:

Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Processes and equipment in related area
Basic shop math
Windows based operating systems and programs
Electrical
Mechanical
Safety procedures of a
Industry safety practices and willingness to participate in advancing safety culture
Welding repair techniques
ASME Y14.5M drafting standards to produce parts and assemblies

Desired experience for metal fabricator includes:

Previous experience operating CNC equipment preferred
Transports various items
Exhibit a professional image at all times
Ability to work in a heavy manufacturing environment requiring awkward stances and positions such as stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching for periods of time throughout an 8 to 10 hour day
Ability to stand and walk for majority of 8 to 10 hour day, bend, lift and carry product, equipment and tools up to 70 pounds throughout the day
Must be able to work from 20’ ladders

Metal Fabricator Examples

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Metal Fabricator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a metal fabricator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for metal fabricator
  • Assists other employees doing related work
  • Set up and operate Spot welding and Tack welding machines
  • Cross train to operate Cincinnati CNC press brakes, CNC Mazak, Trumpf and/or Amada lasers
  • Provide inventory status and make regular recommendations for required parts and supplies
  • Applicants must be able to pass a background screening and drug screening
  • Fabricate or alter parts in a shop setting
  • Experience in operating a press brake
  • Inspects product to determine if process is complete
  • Ability to read and understand drawing/print specifications
  • Measure, cut, weld, assemble, crimp, industrial hydraulic hose
Qualifications for metal fabricator
  • Ability to interact on the phone
  • Ability to perform basic metal fabrication processes – cutting, forming and punching
  • Ability to properly use measure equipment (i.e., caliper, tape measure, height gauge, plug gages, combination square, and protractor)
  • Ability to read and understand basic engineering drawings (blue prints)
  • Ability to understand and follow method layouts and process notes on routings (work order)
  • Ability to navigate production reporting
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Metal Fabricator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a metal fabricator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for metal fabricator
  • Fabricate fixtures and holding devices used during manufacturing processes
  • Experience with milling
  • Insulates and assembles product for delivery
  • Identifies and calculates amount of materials, thickness, size, , required for product
  • Completes usage forms and logs completed orders
  • Sets up and operates all machinery and hand tools needed to complete product
  • Changes dies and performs basic machine maintenance as required
  • Measure, cut, assemble, crimp, , industrial metal hose
  • Set up and cut parts on arm saw vertical saw
  • Performs a variety of operations associated with layout and fabrication of a variety of sheet metal-constructed products and equipment, including water and oil/gas well screens, powdered metal liners, and molded products
Qualifications for metal fabricator
  • Ability to use basic hand tools, inspection gauges and related equipment
  • Competent in interpreting production orders, prints and method layouts to determine the use of fixtures and proper work procedures
  • Familiar with metal finishing techniques and metal finishing equipment
  • Able to differentiate between hot and cold rolled, and stainless steels
  • Technical degree OR a minimum 6 months related Sheet Metal Fabrication experience
  • Previous press brake operating experience required
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Metal Fabricator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of metal fabricator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for metal fabricator
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Read and interpret blueprints, illustrations, and specifications to determine layouts, sequences of operations, or identities and relationships of parts
  • Cut, trim, file, bend, and smooth parts
  • Adjust, repair, rework, or replace parts and assemblies to eliminate malfunctions and to ensure proper operation
  • Position and align sub-assemblies in jigs or fixtures, using measuring instruments and following blueprint lines and index points
  • Assemble prefabricated parts to form sub-assemblies
  • Work with precision and accuracy to meet production deadlines
  • Perform all tasks in area of responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner to support the production system
  • Ensure all aspects of the finished part is manufactured in accordance with approved quality systems requirements and certified as compliant to type design requirements
  • Reports to Shop Foreman in the event material shortages occur or incorrect parts/information surfaces
Qualifications for metal fabricator
  • Must be able to do standard saw operation standard operation of specific equipment used in the department
  • Must have the ability to lift doors that weigh 25 - 100 lbs
  • Must demonstrate the ability to use the following cutting devices, but not limited to
  • Experience in CAD/CAM programming
  • Ability to work independently, working on technical project teams, and with handling classified documents, parts, and removable electronic media
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs and remain standing for the majority of the work day
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Metal Fabricator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of metal fabricator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for metal fabricator
  • Assisting with maintenance of equipment
  • Punching door rails and stiles
  • Punching frame jambs and headers
  • Prepping parts and installing door hardware
  • Assembling doors
  • Assisting with monthly inventory counts
  • Packing doors and frames in preparation for shipment
  • Pulling material required for fabrication
  • Prior forklift certification a plus but no required
  • Shearing
Qualifications for metal fabricator
  • Must be able to MIG weld
  • Comfortability working on large projects at various heigts
  • 4+ years professional welding experience in Production or Indoor Shop-RESUME REQUIRED
  • Hand tools-wrenches, socket set, screw drivers, hammer, tape measure
  • Able to work 40 hours
  • Able to complete OSHA 10
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Metal Fabricator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of metal fabricator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for metal fabricator
  • Working with Stainless Steal, Aluminum and some Copper
  • Lifting doors that weight from 25-100 lbs
  • Operating equipment for a full shift (saw, mill)
  • Packing doors and frames
  • Stocking hardware room
  • Pulling Metal
  • Safety is a requirement of employment
  • Show courtesy to those around you
  • Must know the process, if absent, to personally call the supervisor
  • Must read blueprints and perform shop math to layout, fabricate and weld various parts and assemblies
Qualifications for metal fabricator
  • Able to pass a background screening and drug screening
  • Fabrication and/or installation of products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air conditioning
  • Measuring and marking dimensions and reference lines on metal sheets
  • Drilling holes in metal for screws, bolts, and rivets
  • Installing metal sheets with supportive frameworks
  • Fabricating or altering parts at construction sites

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