Fabrication Specialist I

at ArcBest in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Who we are

ArcBest Technologies, an ArcBest® company, is an innovative technology company that provides custom-built solutions and leading-edge technologies that help our customers and suppliers successfully navigate the complex supply chain landscape. Our team is made up of highly engaged and creative tech and analytical professionals – engineers, mathematicians, data scientists, software developers, information system specialists and more – who create smart solutions that deliver value to our customers and keep the global supply chain moving. We’re building the future of logistics.

ArcBest Technologies is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Our people are at the heart of our success, and we offer a workplace that embraces all cultures, perspectives, and experiences – so we can provide the best atmosphere for our employees and the best service to our customers. If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

Learn more about 1 who ArcBest Technologies is and 2 what we do along with 3 ArcBest’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Fabrication Specialist I to join the ArcBest Technologies team. The Fabrication Specialist I provides fabrication and manufacturing support for the Technology R&D team. This position works collaboratively with Engineering, Robotics, and other shop team members to fabricate prototypes or execute other complex projects.

Your contribution may include:

  • Collaborate with engineering and other lab team members to fabricate design prototypes for various complex projects.
  • Assist with building fixtures to ensure parts meet desired specification and appropriate quality standards.
  • Read and understand blueprints, rules, product schematics, general shop drawings, and assembly instructions.
  • Test and troubleshoot possible issues with prototypes and products to minimize problems or recalls and report malfunctions.
  • Operate all standard machine tools, including attachments and tooling, with skill, imagination, and minimal supervision.
  • Utilize other measuring equipment such as a tape measure, calipers, veneers, and height gauges in the fabrication process.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain shop equipment.
  • Produce metal structures using processes such as cutting, bending, and assembling.
  • Observe established safety policies and procedures in daily work activity.
  • Maintain a clean workspace for customer visits.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to accomplish department goals.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense, yet rewarding, environment.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As a Fabrication Specialist I, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Technology Research & Development team in Fort Smith, AR. Your hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, with irregular hours that may occur depending on workload.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: High school diploma or GED.

Experience: Minimum, one year of relevant experience, preferred. Previous experience with shop and metal working, preferred. Experience with fabrication and machining, robotic or automated equipment, and welding, preferred.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Certifications: Welding and fabrication certification, preferred.

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact 4 or call us at (479) 785-8963. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.


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Job Posting: JC260314541

Posted On: May 24, 2024

Updated On: May 30, 2024

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