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:
o Cutting tube
o Operate hand grinders
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
Execute other tasks as assigned
Ability to travel when required
Education: High School Graduate or equivalent
Work Experience: Two (2) years previous Fabrication experience preferred
o Required to be able to perform simple math equations
o Must be able to read a tape measure
o Excellent problem solving skills
o Exceptional verbal communication skills
o Must be proficient with the use of hand tools and basic fabrication tools.
o 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
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.