Fiberglass Assistant Fabricator

Reports To: Fabrication Manager

Summary

A Fiberglass Assistant Fabricator is responsible for assisting in laminating fiberglass onto Storyland’s custom fabricated pieces while ensuring quality in tight deadlines.

This position requires a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, and sketches.

This position involves daily manual labor and physical demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full-body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back, and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.

The Lead Fiberglass Assistant Fabricator must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.

The Fiberglass Assistant Fabricator must also be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Able to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Reliably commute to work daily and be on time.
  • Operate and maintain a fiberglass chopper gun sprayer Apply gel coat using sprayers, brushes, and rollers.
  • Hand lay-up laminates using fiberglass mat or cloth and properly catalyzed resin.
  • Laminate fiberglass layers together, removing air bubbles with rollers and brushes.
  • Fiberglass mold making with parting line flanges and structural wood framework.
  • Prepare molds properly with wax and release agents.
  • Cut and grind of FRP parts.
  • Practice good safety habits and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Follow all OSHA and HazMat Safety Procedures applicable for usage on machines, storage and the handling of chemicals, resins and other materials used in fiberglass.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment, while reporting malfunctions of equipment or new required equipment to supervisor.
  • Label and properly dispose of chemicals used in the fiberglass dept and other hazardous material.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and dept. needs.
  • Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Analytical Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
  • Team Work Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.
  • Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Finisher

Reports To: Finishing Team Lead

Summary

The Finisher is responsible for the finishing of produced material by sandblasting, hand laying fiberglass and using urethane. A finisher must be able to speak, read and write English fluently and have a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, and sketches.

This position involves daily manual labor and physically demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.

The Finisher must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.

The Finisher must be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.

Responsibilities

  • Use techniques such as hand sanding, sanding blocks, orbital sanders and other techniques to prepare surfaces for priming and painting.
  • Apply and work with putties, fiberglass, panels and components to prepare for assembly.
  • Application of fiberglass materials.
  • Mask, tape off and protect surfaces with paper, drop cloths and plastic.
  • Work from lifts and scaffolding at protected heights up to 51 feet.
  • Use a variety of solvents to clean surfaces, tools and equipment.
  • Break wax, spray epoxies and applying primers, paint and assist with gel-coats.
  • Repetitive use of hands for simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.
  • Frequent walking, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling, squatting, reaching above shoulder level, ladder and stair climbing and occasional crawling, twisting and lying.
  • Work effectively as part of a team providing high quality Customer Service.
  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including and not limited to gloves, chemical resistant Tyvek clothing, safety glasses, hard hat and or a respirator may need to be worn when and if handling hazardous products or working in hazardous environments.
  • Maintain and participates in keeping personal work area, shop and tools clean and safe.
  • Must maintain an excellent attendance record following all company policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook and safety rules.
  • Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and departmental needs.
  • Measure and cut materials to the required dimensions using hand and/or power tools.
  • Grind fiberglass to required finish.
  • Paint finished surfaces with Gelcoat and/or paint.
  • Assist in various departments as needed.
  • Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect

Requirements

  • Excellent conceptual, problem-solving, communication and fabrication skills
  • Results and solution oriented
  • Ability to function and collaborate well with others in highly creative environment

Qualities

  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.