• Welder / Fabricator

    Job Locations US-MO-Springfield
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/19/2018 6:35 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing/Supply Chain
  • Overview

    Position Title: Welder/Fabricator

    Reports To: Manufacturing Team Leader

    Location: Springfield, MO

    Job Type: Full-Time


    Company Background:

    ABEC is a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.  ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximize productivity.  ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilization systems. 


    Position Summary:

    The Welder/Fabricator works in conjunction with other departments to build and repair equipment for the biopharmaceutical industry. The job requires welding stainless steel parts and pieces together to produce custom systems and pressure vessels. This position also performs related duties as assigned in regards to the fabrication process.



    • Work detail drawings fit-up piece parts: fit, tack and weld piece parts according to detail drawings with components consisting of stainless steel channels, brackets, angles, sheathing, assemblies and sub-assemblies
    • Ensure all dimensions are correct to specified drawings
    • Weld complete assembly according to specified welding standards
    • Must be able to make all welds uniform and clean, and complete work to employer's specifications
    • Set-up welding equipment for lays outs, cutting and fit material for welds
    • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations
    • Polishing and cleaning weld joint of work pieces
    • Welders are required to weld in all position (6G)
    • Must be able to read and have knowledge of weld symbols on blue prints
    • G.T.A.W – Experience with stainless steel 1G-6G positions
    • Abel to calculate circumferences
    • Fabricate equipment accurately and with proper procedures in a timely manner
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in fabrication process
    • Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instruments.
    • Knowledge of all types of hand tools, fabricating equipment, measuring devices
    • NDT/Liquid Penetrate all inside welds on an electro polished vessels
    • Work on stainless steel fabrication, including but not limited to:

      • Cutting tube
      • Operate hand grinders
      • Polishing
      • Bending
      • Assembly
    • Operate overhead crane and/or forklift
    • Physically capable of wearing protective eye, ear, and head gear
    • Must be able to stand 8+ hours per day
    • Inspect and maintain proper and safe operation of all shop equipment
    • Conduct operations in a safe manner
    • Work in a confined space
    • Work in hot & cold environments
    • Recommend improvements
    • Execute other tasks as assigned
    • Ability to travel when required


    • Education: High School Graduate, General Education Degree (GED), or Ireland Leaving Certificate
    • Work Experience: Two (2) years previous Fabrication experience preferred
    • Other Requirements:
      • Required to be able to perform simple math equations
      • Must be able to read a tape measure
      • Excellent problem solving skills
      • Exceptional verbal communication skills
      • Must be proficient with the use of hand tools and basic fabrication tools
      • Self-motivated
      • Must be proficient in reading blue prints
    • Necessary to be able to maintain a clean and safe working environment
    • Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. / 23 kilograms
    • Typical work is in a manufacturing environment or customer’s site
    • Required to stand for long periods of time and may involve heavy manual labor.
    • You will need to be able to stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop, reach, lift, push, pull, and carry items.
    • Exposure to loud noises
    • Ability to wear personal protective equipment



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