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Hand Rail Finisher 


Layout, Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts for hand rail and guard rails.

Verify conformance of workpieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
Align and fit parts according to specifications, using fixtures, clamps, squares, measuring tapes, and welding machines.
Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes.
Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools.
Study blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences.
Set up and operate fabricating machines, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components.
Lay out and examine metal stock or workpieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met.
Lift or move materials and finished products, using overhead cranes and forklifts.
Remove high spots and cut bevels, using hand files, portable grinders, and cutting torches.
Mark reference points onto tables and transpose them to workpieces, using measuring devices, squares, chalk, and soapstone.
Set up jigs, and fixtures.
Clamp and tack weld parts in position for welding.
Locate and mark workpiece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications.
Design and construct templates and fixtures, using hand and power tools.
Hammer, chip, and grind workpieces to cut, bend, and straighten metal.
Straighten warped or bent parts, using sledges, hand torches, or straightening presses.
Smooth workpiece edges and grind welds to an acceptable finished profile per job specifications.
Technology Skills
Data base user interface and query software Data entry software for progress tracking of parts
Utilize electronic device to locate part drawings and assembly drawing for fabrication
Tools Used
Oxy Fuel torch Hand torches
Hammer 2-4lb hammers
Drill press or radial drill Drill presses; Magnetic drill presses; Radial drills
Bandsaw Portable Bandsaw
Hand clamps
Hoists Power hoists
Metal inert gas welding machine Metal inert gas MIG welders
Plasma arc welding machine Flame cutters; Plasma cutters
Positioning jig Positioning jigs
Power grinders
Punches Center punches
Squares Layout squares
Tape measures Measuring tapes
Track cranes Overhead cranes


Offers of employment are contigent upon passing an HPE (Human Performance Exam) that tests the capability of likely physical requirements of the specific position. 

Position Requirements


· Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, and maintenance.

· Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and their applications.

· Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of Stairs and Rails.

· English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

· Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.



· Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

· Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

· Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

· Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

· Blueprint reading — Understanding and interpreting shop and assembly drawings.


· Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

· Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

· Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

· Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

· Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

· Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

· Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

· Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

· Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

· Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

· Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

Work Activities

· Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

· Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

· Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

· Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, to detect or assess problems.

· Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as lifting, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

· Communicating with Supervisors, and Peers,— Providing information to supervisors, and co-workers, by telephone, in written form, or in person.

· Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

· Maintaining and adjusting welding equipment — adjusting welding equipment to achieve desired weld profile while staying within WPS parameters,

Detailed Work Activities

· Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.

· Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.

· Lift materials or workpieces using cranes or other lifting equipment.

· Operate welding equipment.

· Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.

· Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.

· Operate grinding equipment.

· Operate cutting equipment.

· Inspect metal, products.

· Lay out parts to prepare for assembly.

· Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using templates or other references.

· Smooth metal surfaces or edges.

· Construct jigs, templates, or other work aids.

· Design templates or jigs.

· Shape metal workpieces with hammers or other small hand tools.

· Reshape metal workpieces to established specifications.

Work Context

· Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection,— “Every day.”

· Face-to-Face Discussions — “Every day.”

· Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable

· Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — “Extremely important.”

· Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — “Every day.”

· Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — “Continually or almost continually.”

· Time Pressure — “Every day.”

· Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — “high responsibility.”

· Duration of Typical Work Week — “40+ hours.”

· Work With Work Group or Team — “Very important.”

· Spend Time Standing — “most of the time.”

· Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — “Continually or almost continually.”

· Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — “Important.”

Position Hand Rail Fabricator  
Location Phat Bernalillo, NM  
About the Organization Established in 1985, Amfabsteel, Inc. is a design-build structural steel fabricator located in Bernalillo, NM. Nationally known for our design build, design assist, and more widely known for developing the technology to take a project from concept through fabrication almost completely digitally. Over our 31 years in business, we have developed and are continuing to perfect cutting edge, highly innovative technology and fabrication processes. Our enormous strides in developing the technology to go straight from a 3-D model to production enables an output of over 50,000 ton of structural steel annually.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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