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Job Location: Springfield, MO

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

o Polishing

o Bending

o 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 or equivalent

Work Experience: Two (2) years previous Fabrication experience preferred

Other Requirements:

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 Self-motivated

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

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.



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