Pro Staff

Fixture Builder

WINDOM, Minnesota
Jan 19, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Pro staff in partnership with FAST Global Solutions located in Windom, MN have an opportunity for a Fixture Builder. The right candidate would be responsible for improving the productivity of the welding department by building jigs and fixtures. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. - Studies blueprint, drawings, or sketches, and computes dimensions for laying out materials and planning model production. - Aligns, fits, and joins parts by welding. - Determines fixtures, machines, tooling, and sequence of operations to fabricate parts according to drawings and sketches. - Records specifications, production operations, and final dimensions of model for use in establishing operating standards and machinery procedures. - Consults and confers with engineering personnel to discuss developmental problems and recommend modifications to correct or improve performance of product. - Devises and constructs jigs, and fixtures, or modifies existing tools and equipment. - Positions and attaches stops and drills holes to facilitate welding, using drill press and hand tools. - Inspects and tests model or other product to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments. - Reworks or alters component model or parts as required to ensure performance of equipment or that the parts meet standards. - Lays out and marks reference points and dimension on materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing tools. - Follow blueprint specification and writing and requesting ECR to correct or improve process. EDUCATION: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified welder to WASP, Inc. requirements. - Be able to read and interpret blueprints and machine drawings to determine specific welding requirements. - Should be familiar with most tools and equipment in shop and basic office equipment. -Personal protection equipment needs to be worn when necessary. - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. - Ability to speak effectively before customers or employees. - Strong interpersonal skills requiring the ability to resolve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation. - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. - Be able to work with other employees. - Be able to make decisions to improve production and product quality. - Use and be familiar with welding equipment and measuring tools, interpret visual aids and must be able to perform simple shop math. - 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. - Stand-continuously (8-10 hours) - Walk-occasionally (2 hours) - Sit-rarely, very seldom may sit the entire shift - Lift to/from floor-up to 50 lbs. occasionally, up to 25 lbs. frequent  - Lift overhead-up to 20 lbs. rarely (components), 10 lbs. occasionally - Two hand carry-up to 30 lbs. for 5 feet, occasionally, heavier items are moved with a hoist - Elevated work (reaching)-frequently (to work on main frames) - Bend-frequently (to reach areas on frames during welding, grinding, working on components on saw horses or tables) - Kneel or crouch-frequently (welding frames, grinding) - Stair climb-occasionally (rolling stairs) - Balance-frequently (walking or standing around welding equipment, machines and components) - Foot pedal operation-occasionally (to operate TIG welding unit) - May be inside 95% of day, outside 5% of day to get material or place finished product outside, temperature exposure - may be 70-100 degrees inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20 to 100 degrees + with high humidity in summer - Confined spaces-slight -High elevations-slight - Moving objects-moderate (forklifts, carts) - Noise level-severe (equipment) - Vibration-moderate (equipment, tools) - Air pollution-moderate (dust, welding smoke) - Near vision and depth perception-significant - Hard hat when using bridge crane, welding helmet when welding, eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, and ear plugs. EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB: sander, forklift, overhead hoist, welding helmet, ear plugs, eye protection, safety shoes, and protective clothing. If you are interested in learning more about our opportunities, please apply online at or call (507) 832-8028 to speak with a recruiter directly!  Pro Staff, an Atterro Human Capital Group company, offers short-term to long-term projects, temporary to contract-to-hire, or direct placements. With proven expertise in Administrative/Clerical and Light Industrial/Manufacturing backgrounds, Pro Staff matches the right people with the right career opportunities.