Fabrication Shop Helper

May 15, 2020
Job Description


FlexDecks, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. We are a small, team oriented manufacturing company where everyone can make a difference.

As part of the Fabrication Team, this position plays an important part in producing maintenance platform components, while ensuring proper form, fit & function of an overall quality product. The Fabrication Shop Helper basic job responsibility is to assist welders, assemblers, and other team members as needed in the fabrication shop. We are looking for a reliable, thorough, and attentive individual with a strong work ethic, willingness to learn new skills and act with initiative.


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

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Ability to receive/read, and understand specific instructions, basic drawings, work orders, and/or cut lists, and action to completion
• Ability to read and operate a tape measure, square, and angle finder.
• Ability to keep work areas clean and clutter-free.
• Willingness to learn machine/equipment operation, safety and preventative maintenance.
• Knowledge & Use of common material handling equipment and their safe operation:
o Forklifts, Overhead cranes, Pallet-jacks
• Knowledge & Use of common power tools and their safe operation:
o Metal working/beveling tools, Abrasive cleaning tools, Angle grinders, Hand drills, Impacts, Wrenches, etc.
• Knowledge & Use of common industrial processing tools/types and their safe operation:
o Band saw, Table saw, Miter saw, Drill press, Manual mill/lathe, Ironworker – notching and punching
• Additional knowledge of industrial processing tools/types desirable but not required:
o Torch (plasma), Up-cut saw, and Shear
• Knowledge and experience processing different material types and grades desirable but not required, i.e., carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (6061 / 5052, etc,.).
• Ability to safely transport company products and materials to and from specified locations in a timely manner. Assist with the loading and offloading of products and materials. Report any accidents, injuries, and vehicle damage to management.
• Ability to communicate in English required, both written & verbal skills.
• Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time within an open noisy machine and fabrication shop environment, in temperatures, as well as humidity, that fluctuate in accordance with the season.
• Must wear proper personal protection equipment and comply with safety rules and policies at all times.
• Walking long distances and climbing stairs is required within the office and shop areas.
• This position requires turning the head and torso, bending, kneeling, reaching, grasping, flexing of arms, waist, legs, wrists, fingers, as well as functional hearing, vision, and voice (English).
• This position also requires ability to safely lift (bend ones knees) up to 50 lbs.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

• Familiarize, understand, and use all standard operating procedures determined by manufacturer and FlexDecks in relation to material processing equipment.
• Ensure that product standards, both quality and quantity are met.
• Interpret dimensions, material types, and material grades on cut lists or drawings.
• Familiarize and understand all FlexDecks employment policies such as work hours / days, drug screening, safety guidelines, and all policies outlining employee behavior on shop floor.
• Maintain a positive attitude and further development and maintenance of a cohesive team-oriented work environment with all employees, vendors, and customers and support the company in all decisions.
• May be asked by management to perform other tasks beyond those listed.

Education & Experience:

• Education: High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent.

• Experience: One plus (1+) years in a manufacturing environment, i.e., mechanical, technical, construction, and/or machining experience. Specifically, operating shop related equipment, hand tools, and processing material by basic mechanical / machine means.

• Veteran/Military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

• Must have a current valid driver’s license
• Must have reliable transportation to and from work
• Willing to undergo drug/alcohol and background screens in accordance with local laws and regulations.
• United States Work Authorization Required.

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment with a competitive salary, major medical and paid time off.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application on our website at https://flexdecks.com/apply-online/

You may also Fax or Email us your resume.

Fax: 832-550-2355
Email: hr@flexdecks.com
Subject Line: Shop Helper

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