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Fabricator - Setup (2nd Shift)

Business Name

Patterson Pump Co

Job Location

Toccoa, Georgia
United States

Job Description

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand grinding, or air arc equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions 
• Plan work from drawings or specifications or use their knowledge of filler metal and base metals to analyze the parts to be joined.
• Select and set up welding equipment per WPS/MPS as applicable, execute the planned welds, and examine welds to ensure that they meet standards or specifications.
• Examine weld during the welding process; observe problems with the weld and adjust the speed, voltage, amperage, or feed of the wire or rod.
• Work with a variety of materials in addition to steel, such as stainless steel.
• In automated welding, follow specified layouts, work orders, or blueprints; load parts correctly and constantly monitor the machine to ensure that it produces the desired bond.
• Arc, plasma, and oxy-gas cut and trim metal objects to specific dimensions and gauging.
• Wear safety shoes, goggles, hoods with protective lenses, and other devices designed to prevent burns and eye injuries and to protect them from falling objects.
• Work outdoors, in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area designed to contain sparks and glare.
• Work on a scaffold or platform high off the ground. Operate high lift/scissor lift with fall protection.
• Organize work are and equipment; keep work area neat and clean.

• Ensure equipment is maintained.
• Be able to read different measuring devices and perform NTD Testing.
• Be able to use cranes to move flip and position parts (rigging).
• Sling and chain inspections.
• Lift heavy objects and work in a variety of awkward positions, while bending, stooping, or standing to perform work overhead.
• Equipment used on a regular and or daily: 8 lb. sledge hammer, cable jack, porta-power, turn buckles, impact wrenches, large clamps, 4 foot pry bar, air chisel, 7.5 inch portable grinder, chain fall, die grinder. Requirements: lifting above the shoulders, 5%, bending, 25%, stooping, 25%, and standing 50%. Climbing on parts in different positions.
• Comply with established safety policies and procedures. Wear required Personal Protective Equipment as directed. Use appropriate tools designed for their specific job tasks. Provide feedback related to hazard assessments and/or accident investigations.
• Act in accordance with Patterson's Company policies (ex. Harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethics, etc.).
• Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required
Associate Degree (two-year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Welding diploma

1+ years of experience preferred

Salary Type

Per Hour

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