Fabricator - 1st or 2nd Shift (Louisville, OH) - Southwest Electric

Fabricator - 1st or 2nd Shift

Louisville, OH


Maintain, locate, and organize raw materials through all areas of the fabrication/weld shop per schedule and bill of materials (BOM). The Fabricator should possess the ability to read and comprehend blueprints and manufacturing instructions. The ability to safely operate and maintain all equipment and hand tools within the fabrication department.


  • Cutting of sheet metal using the procedures set forth by supervisor.
  • All scrap material will be either scrapped or stored in proper storage racks for future use.
  • Punching of metal with the Whitney or Iron Worker will be done using the proper procedures. All punches, holders, strippers, stops, etc., will be put back into their proper storage areas after each use.
  • Knowledge working with CNC, in particular operating Laser Cutting machinery a plus.
  • The bending of materials with the use of the break will be done using the dies and procedures set forth by supervisor.
  • Assembly of sheet metal or buss in the fabricating department will meet a maximum of 1/16” tolerance pertaining to the cutting, punching, bending, and assembly.
  • Proper safety and operating knowledge of MiG welders and torches including storage with hoses wrapped up and gas valves turned off.
  • All welds that require grinding will be ground as smooth as possible without “digging” into the metal. Outdoor cabinets that have panels, brackets, etc., welded to them will have primer sprayed on both sections before welding. All welds will be sprayed with anit-spatter spray before welding. Any spatter build up will be removed before the item leave the fabrication shop.
  • Material that is punched, sawed, or sheared will be deburred smooth.
  • Any material to be charged out will be filled out on the pink cards at the time it is cut or used. The cards will be put in the holder near the forepersons desk or turned into the stockroom.
  • When the fabrication department is low on work, you will be required to help in the assembly department or wherever instructed by the foreperson.
  • Silverplating of materials will be done using tooling, materials, and procedures set down by the foreperson.
  • All table areas, floor areas in the department or areas in which fabrication personnel are working will be kept clean and neat, and skids will be kept in areas specified by the foreperson. All tooling and materials used in the fabricating department will be kept neatly in cabinets or wherever specified by the foreperson.



  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills are required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to weld MIG, and with some TIG welding, grind, cut, blueprint reading, read tape measure, layout, fitting, and squaring, Arc gouging, operate cutting torches.
  • Fabricate components by using equipment to clean, prepare, cut, burn, and weld pieces, setting up and measuring assemblies and selecting appropriate method.
  • Must know and understand weld symbols.
  • Welding materials using the correct materials to join the metals together
  • Checking finished work to make sure that it falls within the tolerances marked on the blueprints
  • Weld cover and perform various tank modifications. Reviews manufacturing instructions, diagrams, charts, and repair order to determine work scope.
  • Regularly attends work as scheduled. Follows safety rules and/or guidelines while performing daily work. Completes process control records.
  • Must be willing to operate overhead cranes, forklifts and other lifting devices as required by supervisor.


  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen, and physical.
  • Complete a satisfactory nationwide criminal background check.
  • Ability to lift 50 + lbs, climb ladders, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read and comprehend Standard Operating Procedures.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED REQUIRED
  • This position requires a minimum of 2 years of related experience in welding and fabrication.
  • The successful completion of an accredited welding course is desired
  • CNC knowledge, in particular operating Laser Cutting machinery a plus.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to internal and external customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Reads and interprets routine or printed material such as basic blueprints, charts, diagrams, maps or instructional material.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed involved written or oral instructions.

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual shall have basic computer competence.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • MIG / TIG welding certification, license, or proof of knowledge.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Team player

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.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to climb ladders, flights of stairs, kneel, crouch, crawl in or outside of switchgear.
  • Infrequent ladder climbing, bending and squatting on a daily basis.
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 50+lbs.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The typical work environment is industrial locations, indoor and outdoor settings; although usually moderate, temperatures can range between extreme hot and cold weather conditions.
  • Working near moving mechanical parts and around energized high-voltage equipment.

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