Senior Fabricator

Durham, NC


Job Summary:

This position is responsible for completing various shop orders using specific fabrication skills and techniques. A working knowledge of sheet metal fabrication and mechanical principles is required. The position involves working closely with raw materials, using a variety of fabrication equipment, specialized machinery, and computerized devices. The position is accountable for ensuring that the quality of the components and products he/she creates conform to drawings and specifications. Functions as a train the trainer for all machinery equipment and nest parts for SO operation release.

Minimum Qualifications: (Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills)

  • High School Diploma or equivalency preferred. A combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered.

  • 7+ years of operational experience in the fabrication of components using both manually operated and computer-controlled fabrication equipment.

  • 1-2 years of CAD and 3D Software (Inventor or Solid Works)

  • Forklift certification & scissor lift certification desirable.

  • Ability to fabricate geometrically complex sheet metal and/or copper components using an array of equipment including but not limited to a brake presses, shears, waterjet, folding, laser, plasma, etc.

  • Must be able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment.

  • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Willing to work any shift and overtime as required.

  • Ability to work independently.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Trainer for machinery.

  • Proficiently use a wide variety of both manually operated and computer-operated fabrication equipment.

  • Gain knowledge and ability to apply mathematics and measurement tools to setup equipment and ensure end products meet dimensional requirements and tolerances.

  • Working knowledge of Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Nest and release SO operation to the department.

  • Close IFS operations ensuring material consumption is accurate.

  • Understand IFS routings, relaying part data back to MES ensuring accurate part routings.

  • Quality Assurance (QA) skills – experience with quality assurance and control processes employed to ensure that fabricated parts meet specifications and quality standards.

  • Examine parts and components to ensure that they are free of defects.

  • Safety skills – demonstrated ability to follow safety standards and protocols and ensure the safety of other team members in proximity to all work areas.

  • Ability to work with maintenance team members to line operators to assist with repairs and troubleshooting and ensure equipment is properly maintained for reliable operation.

  • Team coordination – Ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment. Ability to successfully collaborate with team members throughout the manufacturing process.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Frequently stand, walk, pull, bend and lift.

  • Exposure to weather, noise intensity level, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, wet and/or humid, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

About Us

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)

  • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to Third Party Agencies.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure