Fabrication Technician II - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

South Carolina
United States


SAIC is looking for a Mechanical Engineering Fabrication Technician.  Select candidate will support our engineering team integration and production effort for military rolling platforms and sub-assemblies. The technician may also support testing of platform and sub-assemblies. Position will require preparation for bonding, trimming and drilling of various types of composites and metals. This position requires a sense of urgency, attention to detail, flexibility within constraints of defined processes, ability to multi-task and the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate must be motivated with the ability to work to assigned deadlines and able to work in a fast-paced environment.  Candidate will be required to follow all safety and environmental policies and programs; must be able to use personal safety devices as required by company policy; report any activities that could be detrimental to safety and/or the loss of productivity; report any injuries when they occur.  Must be willing to cross-train into other areas as required to meet production schedules and/or manufacturing needs.

Tasking will include but not limited to: 
  • Operate fabrication machinery as needed.
  • Design and construct templates and fixtures, using hand tools.
  • May make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.
  • Review engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences
  • Set up, operate fabricating machines such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form, and assemble metal components.
  • Set up face blocks, jigs, and fixtures .Lay out and examine metal stock or work pieces to be processed in order to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Locate and mark work piece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications.
  • Overhead crane operation. All employees are required to assist in plant housekeeping. Including, but not limited to - sweeping, emptying trash barrels, proper storage of chemicals, etc.
  • Quality inspection
  • Material handling


  • High School Diploma and a minimum of one year relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Basic math capabilities.
  • Ability to accurately measure within specified tolerances, including effective use of measuring equipment (calipers, protractor, tape measure, etc.)
  • Ability to read specifications, shop drawings, schematics, and blueprints
  • Must be able to operate basic cutting equipment
  • Proficient in flame and plasma cutting torches
  • Proficient with identification of and proper use of hand tools
  • Capable of using basic precision inspection tools.
  • Must be able to work extra hours daily and on weekends as required.
  • Must be able to work in a non-controlled climate - i.e. no air conditioning in the plant
  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs. on a consistent basis

Desired Qualifications