November 2

Steel Shop Operator


The Steel Shop Operator is responsible for producing the highest quality product in the most efficient, safe manner. They are responsible for blueprint reading, accurate layout and proper weld technics in accordance with AWS and AISC standards. Their duties include the operation of an CNC plasma burn table, Press Brake, and other automated fabrication equipment. They will be encouraged and challenged to present more efficient and effective procedures.      

Job Duties:

  • Safety
  • Immediately report all accidents, incidents and near misses occurring on the job site to your supervisor.
  • Report all safety and health hazards to supervisors and take necessary actions to establish an immediate temporary control of the hazard until permanent control can be established.
  • Maintain and utilize all PPE provided.
  • Attend and participate in all required safety training and meetings.
  • Learn and comply with all safety rules, policies and regulations applicable to your work.
  • Work safely in a manner as to ensure your safety as well as the safety of those around you.
  • Follow all safety rules.
  • Operator
  • Interpret shop drawings.
  • Measure and layout accurately following shop drawings, sketches and verbal instructions.
  • Read AWS weld symbols and utilize the proper welding procedure to produce the designated weld.
  • Visually inspect welds and layout dimensions of fellow fabricators.
  • Operate automated equipment.
  • Operate overhead crane and fork lifts for material handling.
  • Paint or apply protective coating when required.
  • Travel to job sites to erect and weld per prints or verbal instructions.
  • Maintain and document information required per AWS and AISC.
  • Special Projects
  • Perform all special projects as requested by immediate supervisor.


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