Layout Fabricator – Weidemann

Description Summary

Reporting to the Weidematic Supervisor, the Weidematic Layout Fabricator is a detail-oriented, skilled employee who uses blueprints, tape measure, square, brake press, shear, and 45-ton turret press to fabricate steel parts for production of food and battery handling equipment.  Daily, Layout Fabricators use shop math skills including knowledge of angles.  They recognize and measure steel of various types and sizes, use good oral communication skills, listening skills, and their ability to learn.  They apply their knowledge of shop safety at all times, i.e., when using standard shop tools, equipment, grinders and fork trucks.  The Layout Fabricator candidate must be able work independently and in cooperation with other employees and interact with all levels of management and supervision. The Fabricator should be able to set-up and operate a shear, brake press, and with some training, the 45-ton turret press.


Essential Functions:

  2. Accurately read and interpret blueprints.
  3. Comply with Shop and Department Safety Rules and practices.
  4. Accurately identify and measure steel from stock.
  5. Safely operate grinders, shears, brake presses and turret press.
  6. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry for distances to 15 feet.
  7. Other duties as assigned.


Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities and Other Attributes:

  1. Knowledge of Shop and Electrical Safety and safe equipment operating practices.
  2. Ability to accurately read and interpret blueprints.
  3. Ability to learn new equipment and to accomplish one-of-a-kind and prototype layouts.
  4. Reading comprehension skills sufficient to understand written directions; shop math skills sufficient to accurately make basic calculations necessary to complete assigned jobs.
  5. Mechanical aptitude.
  6. Ability to focus with many distractions in a noisy work environment.
  7. Detail-oriented.
  8. Strong work-ethic (i.e., committed to high-quality, punctual/good attendance, stays busy and productive).
  9. Ability to work alone or with others and to interact with all levels of management.