Layout Fabricator


Reporting to the Layout Supervisor, the Layout Fabricator is a detail-oriented, skilled employee who uses blueprints, tape measure, square, saw, punch, plasma cutter, break press, and shear 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.



  1. Accurately read and interpret blueprints.
  2. Comply with Shop and Department Safety Rules and practices.
  3. Accurately identify and measure steel from stock.
  4. Safely operate grinders, band saws, pneumatic tools, hydraulic presses, shears and break presses.
  5. Knowledge of Shop and Electrical Safety and safe equipment operating practices.
  6. Ability to learn new equipment and to accomplish one-of-a-kind and prototype layouts.
  7. Reading comprehension skills sufficient to understand written directions; shop math skills sufficient to accurately make basic calculations necessary to complete assigned jobs.
  8. Mechanical ability.
  9. Ability to focus with many distractions in a noisy work environment.
  10. Detail-oriented.
  11. Ability to work alone or with others and to interact with all levels of management.