Posted in Other 30+ days ago.
The Fabricator/Maintenance Technician operates a variety of machine tools and welding equipment. Fits and assembles parts to fabricate, repair, and maintain testing equipment in support of the IBHS Research Center programs. Assists with maintenance of facility systems, including mechanical, fire suppression, plumbing, industrial heavy equipment, and other building systems as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Problem Analysis - The ability to detect problems, recognize important information, and link various data; to trace potential causes and look for relevant details.
Decision making/Problem solving/Critical thinking - Uses good judgment. Demonstrates ability to recognize, identify, clearly isolate and define problems. Weighs relevance and accuracy of information. Considers alternatives and consequences before making decisions and offers workable solutions. Seeks advice when appropriate. Makes sound recommendations.
Adaptability – Handles day-to-day challenges confidently, adjusts to multiple demands, shifting priorities, shows resilience in adversity, flexible and manages tough decisions.
Builds Relationships – Relates to internal and external customers in an open and friendly manner. Values teamwork and collaboration.
Focus on Quality – Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance.
Insight - Having and gaining insight into situations, problems and processes. Deconstructing problems and systematically investigating the various components. Having a complete picture of the context and overview of the whole problem. Uses relationships to achieve objectives for the specific situation.
Integrity – Adherence to standards, values and rules of conduct associated IBHS culture. Exhibits high levels of trustworthiness with confidential information or documents.
Learning Ability – The ability to absorb new information from a variety of sources in a short time frame. Can use new information to improve processes and decision making.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Education/Experience – HS Diploma/GED required. Associate’s degree in mechanical field preferred. Certificate from an approved fabricator program is acceptable. Five or more years of experience working with mechanical or technical aptitude; construction, machining, welding or fabrication. Position competencies and KSA’s are typical of a person with 5 - 8 years similar experience.
Computer Skills – Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
Eye-hand Coordination – Advanced ability to work with small parts, such as circuits and wires, soldering and sensors, etc., and install precisely according to written schematics, documentation or verbal instructions.
Hand Tools - Familiarity with or aptitude to learn safe and effective use of machine shop tools, including lathe, milling machine, grinder, cutting torch, band saws, drill press, TIG, MIG, plasma and stick welding equipment.
Language Skills – Intermediate ability to read and comprehend complex written and verbal communications in English. Ability to write very clearly and with attention to grammar and substantive detail.
Mathematical Skills – Ability to work with higher mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Skills – Ability to exercise good judgment under limited supervision. Can apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uncomplicated written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to deal with “best-of” decision making when choices aren’t always black and white. Ability to multi-task and be persuasive.
Work is primarily performed in a laboratory setting. High level of probability of obstacles in pathways, working indoors or outdoors; working with or around heavy machinery as well as highly sensitive data collection and analytics equipment. Environment involves testing construction related materials. High probability of coming in contact with heavy objects, high powered construction equipment; nails; roofing supplies and materials. Area may be littered with construction or testing debris – use of safety PPE is mandatory in the laboratory area.
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
This position does not supervise others.