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Fabrication Mechanic

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Magellan Aerospace, Middletown, Inc.
August 30, 2017
Job Type
Hourly Wage
$16 +


Job Summary:
Plans, lays out, and fabricates sheet metal parts and assemblies by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Fabricates and performs finishing operations on sheet metal and extruded parts.
  2. Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, mylars, customer specifications and work orders to determine sequence and methods of fabricating sheet metal parts.
  3. Selects gauge and type of sheet metal materials according to shop orders and customer specifications.
  4. Scribes/marks dimensions and reference lines on material to develop and trace patterns of product or parts, or uses templates.
  5. Forms sheet metal parts of various types and sizes using hydraulic and/or mechanical forming equipment.
  6. Sets up and operates sheet metal fabricating machines in the shop to cut, bend, block, form, or straighten materials.
  7. Develops settings and roll locations by trial and error method when setting up for first run parts to obtain the desired contour, radius and degree of bend and maintains record of required settings.
  8. Adapts or improvises gauges to locate material as required; fastens die to bolster plate, positions floating adapters, pressure pins and rings; adjusts for shut height of ram.
  9. Shears metal with proper grain direction for future bend operations. Selects proper dies, router bits and collars, templates, tools, etc. to perform the required task.
  10. Operates abrasive Waterjet cutting system, a cold cutting process, for cutting metals such as stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium and copper-nickel alloys. Loads programs into machine based on engineering guidelines.
  11. Completes machine parts to blueprint by performing such operations as chamfers, radii, and small blend cuts. Works mold line and swarf cuts. Handworks machine finish, holds blueprint micro requirements.
  12. Sets up and operates radial drill press. Sets up all jobs on drill press. Lays out work using scales and protractors. Performs drilling, tapping, reaming, countersinking and spot facing operations working to tolerances of up to .0015" as required. Selects proper coolants and lubricant for material worked. Uses knowledge of speeds and feeds and proper tooling to use for all type materials.
  13. Moves, positions, and helps in moving or positioning parts, tools, equipment and fixtures for the setup and operation of the various fabrication and machining departments. Removes scrap, chips, shavings, from machine, bed, hopper, etc. Tears down setups and removes, cleans up and stores tooling. Obtains material, tools, templates, shop aids, etc. and returns these items after use.
  14. Shapes metal material over anvil, block, or other form.
  15. Trims, files, grinds, deburrs, buffs, and smoothes surfaces within the department.
  16. Checks finished work to assure that parts meet the required quality and dimension specifications and tolerances.
  17. Basic housekeeping to maintain and cleanup area.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technical Skills & Abilities:
Read blue prints. Use precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, gauges, protractors, vernier calipers, tapes, scales and squares.Must be familiar with contour templates and reaction and draw of various materials. Understands the working characteristics of all materials common to the machine industry.Understands parts handling and parts protection.

Procedural Guidelines:
- Shop Orders and Rework Orders
Manufacturing Technical Directives
Customer Specifications
- Engineering
Drawings, verbal instructions and prints
MRB Disposition Tickets

License & Certifications:
- Crane Operator Certification

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Safety Responsibilities:
Each employee must practice safety awareness by thinking defensively, anticipate unsafe situations, report unsafe conditions immediately and comply with all safety regulations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. Other related responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the job may be assigned.

*Local Candidates Only


Job Requirements

Education & Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

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