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Fabrication Technician

1st Shift (6:00 am - 2:30 pm)

Huntley, IL

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Responsible for the set-up, start-up and operation of one or more of the following: Automatic Press lines, Draw lines or Secondary Operations. Works individually or by giving technical support to a team of employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned

  • Works from Supervisors instructions and production schedules to perform and coordinate set-ups and die changes.
  • Set up a variety of drawing, forming and stamping dies into punch presses and assists in set-ups as necessary. Adjusts tooling and processes. Troubleshoots problems and requests assistance from Tool & Die, Maintenance or other support functions.
  • Approves 1st piece samples and arranges for QA approvals.
  • Performs periodic quality audits and fills out control charts. Instructs operators in proper inspection methods.
  • Gathers production data and completes production reports. Reviews scheduled run quantities and insures accurate and timely production reporting.
  • Monitors raw material levels and performs cycle counts to maintain accurate inventory.
  • Recommends improvements to equipment, tooling and processes. Documents changes.
  • Instructs operators in the safe and efficient operation of equipment and observes their activities.
  • Performs P.M.’s on welders, presses and related equipment as assigned. Monitors operator assigned P.M.’s and insures that scheduled maintenance is completed.
  •  Confers with Production Supervisor to resolve quality, material or operational issues.
  •  Performs other duties as assigned

Is consistently at work and on time.

Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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

  • Ability to work with others as a team.
  • Good attendance
  • Adherence to safety requirements
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment

Education and/or Experience                              
High School Diploma or equivalent and two years related metal fabrication/die setting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills                              
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

Mathematical Skills 

Basic math skills through decimals and fraction (add, subtract, multiply and divide).  Must be able to read precision measuring instruments.
Reasoning Ability   
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.                          
Computer Skills                              

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Weber-Stephen Forklift License

Other Skills and Abilities  

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
-Required to wear PPE.

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.

General Factory Environment with sometimes higher levels of dust, noise and heat. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. 

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