Fabricator I (3:00pm to 11:30pm)

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Fabricator I

Essential Functions:

  • Select dies, tools, punches for proper thickness of material

  • Form material according to drawings using various radius dies

  • Install and align progressive compound, forming, blanking, piercing, coining, embossing, notching and combination punches and dies

  • Perform preventative maintenance procedures

  • Perform first piece and in progress inspection to ensure that work meets all requirements

  • Adjust stroke, feed equipment, knock out devices, work holders and safety devices

  • Install and align punches and dies in proper tool station to perform required operations

  • Monitor condition of equipment and tooling and inform supervisor or team lead when punches and dies need sharpening.

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results

  • Contribute to team effort by training others in performance of fabrication tasks as needed

  • Inspect all work prior to passing it on to the next operation

  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to safety use small hand and power tools

  • Must be able to read and interpret basic to moderately complex drawings and bills of material.

  • Must have basic computer skills

  • Must be able to safely operation fabrication machinery such as press brake, punch press, etc


  • High School diploma, GED or combination of work experience and skill development required

  • Up to one year of experience working as a metal fabricator in a manufacturing environment desirable

Physical Demands: (The work is classified as Medium – Heavy Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles) Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

Lifting Demands

  • Lift up to 75 lbs on an occasional basis floor to waist with assistance

  • Lift up to 40 lbs on a frequent basis floor to chest

  • Carry up to 40 lbs on an occasional basis up to 25 feet

  • Push/pull up to 100 lbs on an occasional basis

Postural Demands

  • Standing – continuous

  • Walking – continuous

  • Bending/stooping – continuous

  • Squatting/kneeling – continuous

  • Lifting – continuous

Miscellaneous Demands

  • Griping, manipulation, fingering – frequent to continuous

  • Variable hand/power tool use – frequent

  • Two-person lifting tasks using assistive devices for lifting, pulling and pushing including hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts and hoists

Customer Satisfaction/Safety/Quality/Environmental:

  • Our goal is to provide a world-class service to our customers by delivering defect-free products on time to both our internal and external customers Your comments and suggestions are an integral part of our success

  • Responsible for ensuring that quality systems function effectively and products meet customer requirements

  • Responsible for following safety and environmental rules and regulations

  • Responsible for ownership of his/her own safety and that of their coworkers

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment

  • Making certain potential hazards are identified and corrected in a timely manner

  • Responsible and empowered to make the decisions and take the necessary actions that are required to fulfill the quality policy

  • Responsible for the quality of his/her work

  • Conform to G&W’s Environmental Management System (EMS) and comply with applicable regulatory requirements

  • Contribute to continual improvement of activities, products and services that will help prevent pollution, reduce waste and protect our environment

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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