Metal Fabricator resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Diligent Fabricator with expertise in metal installation and repair projects. Safely operates industry equipment to support safe and timely project completion. High-level welding and blueprint interpretation skills. Entry-level Fabricator with well-established knowledge of reading blueprints and specifications for complex installations. Trained in safety protocols. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth. Hardworking and reliable maintenance with strong ability in welding. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality. Enthusiastic welder offering experience in sheet metal repair. Knowledgeable in installing, maintaining and upgrading parts.

  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • People Skills
  • Welding Equipment
  • Job Inspections
  • Material Prepping
  • Weld Inspections
  • Post-Welding Treatment
  • Overhead Welding Position
  • Torch Selection
  • Surface Material Preparation
  • Flux Selection
  • Job Orders
  • Welding Procedure Verification
  • Defective Material Identification
  • Hand and Power Tool Operation
  • Cast Iron Metal Welding
  • Workpiece Measurements
  • Brakes and Shears Operation
  • Straightedge Measurements
  • Edge Joining
  • Material Costing
  • MIG Welding
  • Critical Thinking
  • Workpiece Examinations
  • Micrometers and Calipers
  • Specification Conformance
  • Vertical Welding
  • Welding Techniques
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Time Management
  • Precision Measurement
  • Stainless Steel Metal Welding
  • Power Tools Operation
  • Mathematical Calculations
  • Decision Making
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Shop Drawings
  • Aluminum Metal Welding
  • Filler Rod Selection
  • Torch Installation
  • Gas Flow Adjustments
  • Stick Welding
  • Defect Repair
  • Flat Welding Position
  • Attention to Detail
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Prefabricated Steel Unloading
  • Job Site Preparation
  • Erection Drawing Assessments
  • Safety Measures
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Steel Component Alignments
  • Effective Customer Communication
  • Blowtorches and Equipment
  • Customer Service
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Organizational Skills
  • Flexible Schedule
  • PPE Use
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Team Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Resolution
  • Basic Math
  • Active Listening
  • Team Building
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Data Management
  • First Aid/CPR
01/2022 to 06/2022 Metal Fabricator Time-O-Matic, Inc. | Phoenix, AZ,
  • Constructed and assembled structural metal components and products.
  • Performed welding, grinding and finishing tasks on fabricated structures.
  • Performed cutting work while adhering to blueprints and design specifications.
  • Provided on-the-job training and coaching for new team members.
  • Measured and marked cutting and bending lines according to instructions.
  • Designed and constructed base templates when appropriate.
  • Tested and performed quality inspections on completed products.
  • Inspected completed fabrication projects to verify adherence to blueprint and procedural specifications.
  • Performed quality checks on equipment and materials, removed damaged or faulty metals and tools and transported waste to appropriate receptacles.
  • Built and erected ladders and scaffolding to access and complete large assemblies.
  • Followed Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations to promote safe work environment.
  • Examined metal stock to meet specifications for job.
  • Repaired sheet metal deficiencies in ducts, drainpipes and control boxes to improve components' structural integrity.
01/2019 to 01/2021 Maintenanace /Fabrication Welder Lassiter Lumber | City, STATE,
  • Informed forklift personnel or Shift Lead when running low on fab stock requiring welding.
  • Made steel form parts using various cutting equipment and welded part together per specifications.
  • Deposited intermittent tack welds for fit-up and alignment of work assemblies.
  • Checked cut length frequently for deviation in cut length specs.
  • Read and followed blueprints and weld diagrams.
  • Stacked finished product on pallets according to packaging standard.
  • Checked angle of pipe on angle table.
  • Used jigs, fixtures and tools for assembly of parts and components.
  • Applied e-stops and pinch points for machines.
  • Fabricated steel molds for concrete using hand and power tools, welding operations and lifting equipment.
  • Developed plans for each project from start to finish, cutting timelines down by [Number]% and providing exceptional services.
  • Prepared workpiece edges by grinding, cutting, buffing or bending to verify snug fit.
  • Cut, contoured and beveled metal and structural shapes to achieve accurate dimensions.
  • Examined [Type] equipment for defects and compared findings to blueprints, deciding on courses of best action for safety and cost.
  • Safely ignited torches and monitored surroundings to proactively identify hazards.
  • Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled in jigs and fixtures.
  • Assembled boiler parts and pressure vessels for structural use.
  • Welded fabrication materials, continuously checking for safety and quality.
  • Created safety guards, angle iron and square tubing.
  • Improved project completion time by managing multiple tasks using forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Produced work using appropriate welding techniques, metallurgy knowledge and engineering requirements.
  • Cleaned and inspected parts and assemblies at each production stage and documented production defects.
  • Enhanced operations with timely component changing.
  • Strengthened workflow by accurately welding various connection types.
  • Adjusted weld machines to correct settings for precision and waste reduction.
  • Adjusted functional parts of equipment and control instruments.
01/2016 to 01/2018 Journeyman Ironworker /Structural Welder MW Industries | City, STATE,
  • Encouraged workers to take precautions to prevent mishaps and injuries on job sites.
  • Constructed, assembled and secured steel bars reinforcing concrete structures in 5 buildings and 0 bridges in 4 states.
  • Trained 4 apprentices on-the-job in every aspect of reinforcing ironwork.
  • Wrote and submitted detailed project reports and evaluated completed work via visual inspection to confirm safety and quality of work.
  • Collaborated with construction foreman to establish and confirm task sequences and reinforcing requirements.
  • Managed and tracked materials and supplies needed for projects and expedited additional materials to avoid project delay.
  • Determined safety risks associated with projects and implemented precautions to address risks.
  • Signaled crane operators in safe and accurate lifting and placing of reinforcing iron members and moved rebars manually into specific positions.
  • Studied and understood blueprints and specifications before beginning work on projects.
  • Received structural steel and moved it to modular locations.
  • Fabricated steel frames, columns, beams and girders according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors.
  • Set up hoisting equipment to lift and place structural steel items.
  • Safely used metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters and other tools to cut metal components for installation.
  • Studied blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine layout of work.
  • Assessed blueprints and specifications to determine aspects of project before work started.
  • Reinforced concrete via cables and pre-and post-tensioning techniques on arenas and parking garages.
  • Worked closely with structural ironworkers, ornamental Ironworkers, riggers and machinery movers, enabling clear and safe cross-functional operations.
  • Led and mentored less-experienced ironworkers and assisted foremen in assigning work activities.
  • Identified reinforcing rod quantities, sizes and locations from blueprints and informal instructions.
  • Performed mod assembly, erected and connected structural steel and leveled and torqued connections after steel placement.
  • Identified problems that occurred on job and took cost-saving measures to provide resolution.
  • Positioned steel units, aligned holes and inserted temporary bolts while checking alignments and joining steel parts.
  • Supervised crew members in proper steel placement in major locations.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/2005 GED | Alabama Southern Community College, Monroeville, AL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Alabama Southern Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Metal Fabricator
  • Maintenanace /Fabrication Welder
  • Journeyman Ironworker /Structural Welder


  • GED

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