Structural Metal Fabricators Job Description

The Structural Metal Fabricators fabricates, lie out, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

Tasks for Structural Metal Fabricators

  • The Structural Metal Fabricators position, align, fit and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricators verify conformance of work pieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricators tack-weld fitted parts together.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricators lie out and examine metal stock or work pieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricator aligns and fits parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricator locates and marks work piece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricator positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolt parts in position for welding or riveting.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricator studies engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricator move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
  • The Structural Metal Fabricator sets up and operates fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components.

The Structural Metal Fabricator must have knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. The Structural Metal Fabricator needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. The Structural Metal Fabricator needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. The Structural Metal Fabricator must give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. The Structural Metal Fabricator needs to be able to manage their time and the time of others that are in their work crew.

The Structural Metal Fabricator must be able to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job that they are assigned. The Structural Metal Fabricator conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. The Structural Metal Fabricator uses mathematics to solve problems they may encounter while doing their job function. The Structural Metal Fabricator uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. The Structural Metal Fabricator performs routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. They must have the ability to talk to others to convey information effectively. The Structural Metal Fabricator watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. The Structural Metal Fabricators must understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

The Structural Metal Fabricator is responsible to get information about the job by observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. The Structural Metal Fabricators must be able to handle and move objects by using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Structural Metal Fabricator must be able to communicate with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates by providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. The Structural Metal Fabricators must be able to evaluate information to determine compliance with standards by using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.

The Structural Metal Fabricator must be able to identify objects, actions and events by being able to identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. The Structural Metal Fabricator must establish and maintain interpersonal relationships by developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. The Structural Metal Fabricator must be capable of performing general physical activities. This includes performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking stooping, and handling materials.

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