Sheet Metal Fabricator

Lockleed International
 Minneapolis, MN

PURPOSE/SCOPE:

The Intermediate Sheet Metal Fabricator is primarily responsible for safe set up and operation of multiple fabricating processes while achieving and maintaining established quality and efficiency standards.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sets up and operates Cincinnati CNC press brakes, CNC Mazak, Trumpf and/or Amada lasers
  • Runs Manual sheet metal machines
  • Operates in a team environment to achieve department goals in productivity, safety, 5s and continuous improvement
  • Operates additional machines or process steps internal to primary to machine cycle times
  • Performs cutting and/or shaping metal from raw form into usable parts for Assembly or Aftermarket needs
  • Process is semi-repetitive utilizing machinery, tooling, and fixtures for set up, and requiring some minor troubleshooting and adjustment to complete assigned tasks
  • Utilizes equipment and measurement tools to drive part accuracy within print tolerances and minimize Quality Notifications and Scrap
  • Process may be non-descript or variable, requiring changeovers/setup, troubleshooting, and adjustment to complete assigned tasks
  • Flexibility: Adept at performing 2 or more processes proficiently within department
  • Quality: Assist other operators in understanding quality expectations
  • Continuous Improvement: Focus on continuous improvement. Acts as agent of change on the shop floor by influencing peers
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to perform basic metal fabrication processes – cutting, forming and punching
  • Ability to properly use measure equipment (i.e., caliper, tape measure, height gauge, plug gages, combination square, and protractor)
  • Ability to read and understand basic engineering drawings (blue prints)
  • Ability to understand and follow method layouts and process notes on routings (work order)
  • Ability to navigate production reporting
  • Ability to use basic hand tools, inspection gauges and related equipment
  • Strong math skills (count, add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals)
  • Competent in interpreting production orders, prints and method layouts to determine the use of fixtures and proper work procedures
  • Familiar with metal finishing techniques and metal finishing equipment
  • Able to differentiate between hot and cold rolled, and stainless steels
  • Must have the ability to train/coach others on use of production reporting software
  • Ability to troubleshoot and edit NC programming for press brakes
  • Ability to re-work non-conforming parts
  • Must be able to read documents written in English

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical degree and 2 or more years of related Sheet Metal Fabrication experience or 5 or more years of Sheet Metal Fabrication experience
  • Previous press brake operating experience required. Prefer Cincinnati experience
  • Must be able to obtain a fork lift license
  • History of continuous improvement within previous positions
  • Two years general sheet metal training or two years vocational training in sheet metal or related field preferred.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

REQUIRED INTERPERSONAL & BEHAVIORAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information
  • Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations

REQUIRED PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Requires standing 90% of shift
  • Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, and lifting with arms extended
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. Average part weighs 5 - 15 lbs
  • Requires good manual dexterity

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES:

  • Hearing and vision protection required in all areas
  • Safety shoes required in all areas
  • Exposure to oil, grease, dust, metal particles, sparks, sharp edged materials

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposed to hazards/risks that require body protection (gloves, pants, steel toes, sleeves, safety glasses, etc.)
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