Fabricator Technical Lead in Saint Croix Falls, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

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Fabricator Technical Lead

Job Description

Nobles worldwide is in search of a high energy, quality driven, fabrication lead. As the department lead you will perform training of other employees on the safe set-up and operation of all Fabrication Cell equipment and processes. You will also be responsible to set up and operate conventional and numerical control (NC) fabrication machines and welding centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Trains and observes other employees on safety, setup and operation of machines, inspection techniques, and shop practices.
 Coordinates with Shop Foreman to direct the operation and performance of assigned work area to meet company standards for safety, quality, quantity and effectiveness
 Guide and train employees in assigned area to develop and effectively use their work potential.
 Provide feedback of employee training results and performance to Shop Foreman.
 Assists other employees in verification of machine set ups and process outputs to specifications.
 Ensure safe, orderly and clean plant facilities, work areas and equipment to facilitate production and to promote safety.
 Maintains the machines, systems, and work areas with which they perform their duties. Perform 5S duties on daily basis for organization, safety, and cleanliness.
 Studies blueprints, sketches, drawing, manuals, specification, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
 Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work pieces as guides for subsequent operations.
 Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as shears, lasers, brake press, drill press, grinders, rollers, and shapers.
 Calculates and sets controls to regulate process control factors such as bend allowance, coining, spring back, cut compensation, power and/or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
 Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance processes, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
 Verifies conformance of finished work pieces to specifications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Continued..
 Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
 Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.
 Installs fabricated replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.
 Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve fabrication, operational, or assembly problems.
 Performs other duties as assigned in support of the company as whole and fellow employees.
Leadership Responsibilities
Directly leads employees in the Fabrication Cell. Carries out Leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
 Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views. Trains new employees to be safe, productive, and participative team members.
 Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.
 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.
 Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization’s goals and values.
 Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.
 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.
 Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
 Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
 Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Skills & Qualifications

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.

Education and/or Experience:

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 3 - 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of using CAD software to program Numerical Control (NC) machines to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and 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; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently requited to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to humid conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Use of measurement devices

Read and understand blueprints


1105 E Pine St
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 55024
United States

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