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Fabricator’s Shop Hand/Helper – Houston, TX

Location

Houston, TX


Position Summary

A Fabricator Shop Hand or Helper plays a crucial role in supporting fabricators and welders in a workshop or manufacturing environment. They assist in various tasks related to metal fabrication, such as cutting, grinding, assembling, and handling materials. This role is essential for maintaining a safe and efficient workplace while producing quality products.


Essential Duties 

Shop Support

  • Assist fabricators in measuring, cutting, and shaping metal components using tools such as saws, grinders, and shears.
  • Support welding activities by preparing metal surfaces, positioning and clamping workpieces, and operating welding equipment.
  • Maintain equipment in good working condition by cleaning and performing basic maintenance tasks.
  • Organize and manage inventory of metal materials, ensuring an adequate supply for ongoing projects.
  • Collaborate with the team to interpret and understand technical drawings and specifications.
  • Learn and apply various welding techniques, such as MIG, TIG, and arc welding.
  • Forklift operation knowledge helpful but not required.
  • Help as needed in other areas of shop.
  • Applicant will need to provide their own tools, drills, hand tools, impacts, etc.
  • Follow safety protocols, including proper handling of sharp tools, welding equipment, and hazardous materials.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge of tools and equipment commonly used in metal fabrication.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to lift, carry, and handle heavy materials and equipment.
  • Strong attention to safety and detail.
  • Willingness to learn and follow instructions.
  • Good teamwork and communication skills.

Core Values

  • Communication: We encourage open, effective dialogue through the exchange of ideas and solutions through all levels of our company and our customers.  
  • Accountability: We are personally accountable for delivering on our commitments.  
  • Integrity: We believe that to be successful, it is essential to operate at the highest levels of honesty, responsibility, and trust.  
  • Teamwork: We succeed because we help our co-workers to succeed in a collaborative, supportive, creative, and enjoyable environment.  
  • Customer Satisfaction: We aim to meet or surpass our customers’ expectations by providing the highest quality products and customer service.  Bend over backwards, can-do attitude 

Key Performance Kindicators (KPI)

  • Material Handling Efficiency: Number of materials handled per hour or day.
  • Tool Maintenance and Organization: Percentage of tools and equipment properly maintained and organized.
  • Safety Compliance: Number of safety incidents or accidents related to shop activities. Adherence to safety guidelines and proper use of PPE.
  • Productivity: Number of components or products assembled or prepared in a given time frame.
  • Work Area Cleanliness: Frequency of shop area cleaning and organization. Number of instances of waste disposal compliance.
  • Quality Control Support: Percentage of quality checks completed accurately. Number of defects or issues reported and addressed.
  • Training and Development: Participation in relevant training or skill development programs.

Competencies

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required 

Certifications & Licenses

  • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license

Experience

  • One (1) or more years of hands-on experience

Talents

  • Trouble-shooter
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite Applications

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