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Bechtel Recognizes Springs Fab Advanced Technology Group

May 09, 2017

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Springs Fabrication is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a workplace that promotes teamwork and provides challenging opportunities, training, development and recognition. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Employee Benefits include:


  • Medical with HRA/HSA options - Springs Fabrication pays a large portion of HRA plans from single up to family coverage, with 3 buy up options available.
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD&D, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Voluntary STD

Other Benefits

  • 401(k) and Roth retirement plans with Company Contribution
  • Paid PLT (personal leave time) and Holidays
  • Safety boot and Safety RX eyeglass partial reimbursement
  • Employee Recognition Awards for Perfect Attendance, Employee of the Month, and more!




Welder III / Fabricator III - Colorado Springs, CO
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Springs Fabrication is currently looking for expert Welder/Fabricators for our Colorado Springs location.

Must meet the following requirements:
  • Capable of 6G certification in GMAW/FCAW and/or GTAW processes. SAW is a plus
  • Capable of reading complex drawings, including weld symbols
  • 3 or more years of code welding experience
  • Pipe welding experience up to 20” piping and/or large structural weldments required
  • Experience demonstrating X-Ray quality welds and capable of fitting up complex
  • weldments with consideration for tolerance, shrinkage, and heat induced warpage
  • Robotic welding experience a plus
  • Experience with various metals, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and nickel alloys

Welders will be required to take the following tests: Shop Math Test, Weld Symbology Test, as well the following weld test:

  • 4" Schedule 160 pipe w/ GMAW root pass and FCAW fill and cap, also in the 6G position and / or 1 ½" Schedule 40 GTAW test in the 6G position

Manufacturing Engineer - Colorado Springs, CO
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SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for providing the manufacturing expertise within a group that collaboratively defines the safest, most efficient way to manufacture products, and delivers a well defined, achievable plan and schedule to meet the committed due date. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Interfaces with Project Managers, Design Engineers, Manufacturing Team Leaders, and production workers to define the best methods to manufacture product.
  • Utilize Syspro to fully communicate expectations, processes and procedures for all jobs released to the production floor through Planning.
  • Coordinates the generation and revision of build plans, fixtures, supplemental drawings and other documentation as necessary to completely and clearly communicate the manufacturing sequence and process flow to the shop floor.
  • Works closely with manufacturing team leaders, Project Managers and other functional area Leadership to ensure that jobs are released to the floor in a way that enables efficient and timely completion.
  • Establish standards for processing, fabrication and machining operations that can be used by the entire SFI organization.
  • Develop and implement statistical methods for validating and monitoring process and equipment performance. This could include (but not limited to) things such as scheduling, documenting and analyzing Circle-Diamond-Square programs for the machine shop, daily kerf and dimensional calibration programs for plate processing equipment, or documenting, analyzing and suggesting improvements to a plate rolling process.
  • Collaborates on the most efficient and timely processes required to estimate the manufacturing cost of new business opportunities.
  • Collaborates with Management, Team Leaders, and Facilities/Maintenance on plant equipment layouts and machines, equipment or tooling as required.
  • Drives continuous improvement throughout the organization through the proposal, planning and execution of continuous improvement projects throughout the year.
  • Supports SFI’s goals of Safety First, On-Spec, On-Budget and On Time Delivery.
  • A thorough understanding of materials processing, welding, fabrication and machining processes is critical.
  • Hands-on experience with fabricating, welding and machining products requiring CNC mill and lathe operations is highly desired.
  • A two-year or four year certificate or diploma from a college or technical school in the field of Manufacturing/Engineering and five years of related experience and/or training is desired; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The fundamental knowledge and skills associated with all manufacturing processes are critical, including the ability to generate, read, and interpret complex drawings and blueprints.

  • Good computer knowledge and familiarity with standard desktop software including MS Office is required, as well as the ability to learn SFI’s ERP system, SYSPRO.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD is necessary along with a basic knowledge of Pro-E or SolidWorks.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

  • Quality Inspector / CWI - Westminster, CO
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    Springs Fab ATG is looking for a Quality Inspector / CWI for our Westminster location. This qualified individual will perform quality inspection activities to determine product compliance with defined quality requirements, including analysis and interpretation of results.

    QUALITY INSPECTION INCLUDES, but is not limited to:
    1. Dimensional Inspection, including GD&T
    2. Visual Weld Inspection
    3. Surface Finish Inspection
    4. Receiving Inspection
    5. Material Identification & Traceability
    6. Document Verification
    • Perform and document quality inspection activities
    • Provide guidance to others in the performance of quality inspection activities
    • Provide guidance and/or participate in the fabrication and assembly of products to ensure quality requirements can be satisfied
    • Perpare and complete quality and manufacturing documentation
    • Ensure material identification and traceability is maintained, including tagging of items and segregating nonconforming items
    • Other duties as assigned
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Current certification as a Weld Inspector (CWI) from the American Welding Society is required
    • 4+ years in metal fabrication, i.e. welding, engineering, inspection or machining
    • 3+ years product/process inspection and testing related experience
    • 3+ years experience with mechanical inspection
    • Ability to use a wide variety of measuring and testing equipment
    • Experience or working knowledge of CMM equipment
    • Extensive knowledge and experience with welding and weld documentation
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
    • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong mathematical knowledge and understanding, including geometry and trigonometry

    Welder III - Westminster, CO
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    Advanced Technology Group, a division of Springs Fabrication, is seeking skilled TIG welders, level II and III, experienced in sanitary welding processes

    • Must be experienced in sanitary welding, with GTAW/GMAW
    • Experienced with welding stainless steel, aluminum and carbon steel
    • Fundamental understanding of various weld processes (GTAW/GMAW) and welding machinery
    • Capable of reading basic blueprints and weld symbols
    • Fundamental to advanced understanding of GD&T
    • Ability to operate hand tools, grinders, etc
    • Ability to operate and/or willingness to learn operation of basic shop machinery (band saw, shear, drill press, plasma cutter, etc.)
    • Fundamental to advanced understanding of polishing and surface finishes
    • Ability to work in a custom manufacturing team environment
    • Capable of completing weldments with consideration of tolerances, shrinkage and warpage
    • Ability to operate and/or willingness to learn operation of forklifts and cranes
    • Own set of basic handtools (tape measure, square, wrenched, drivers, etc.)
    • Self-motivated and dependable
    • Must be able to pass a GTAW 6G sst pipe test (xray) , as well as written Shop Math and Weld Symbology tests

    Estimator - Colorado Springs, CO
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    We are searching for an experienced Estimator to generate quotations based on estimates of labor, materials, special processes and documentation requirements for a varying range of complex technical opportunities by reviewing the scope of work, codes, specifications, drawings and other relevant requirements. This qualified candidate will communicate with customers, internal resources, vendors and subcontractors to research, determine and estimate the cost to provide the opportunity within the defined parameters and prescribed time frames.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Manages customer expectations through communication of capabilities, capacities, lead times and quotation offers.
    • Reviews and comprehends scope of work (SOW) , customer requirements, specifications, codes and standards, customer terms and conditions to identify required resources to satisfy the project requirements.
    • Distills SOW data to prepare and estimate preliminary manufacturing plans consisting of labor operations, material requirements, subcontracted services and all other cost associated with the SOW.
    • Communicates with customer to obtain clarification of all poorly defined and unclear requirements.
    • Acquires and applies costs of materials and subcontracted operations through direct contact with vendors or communicating pricing support needs to internal resources.
    • Identifies and accounts for poorly defined requirements and high risk activities and processes.
    • Confers with internal supporting resources (manufacturing, procurement, scheduling, quality control programming and engineering) to determine and review the project requirements.
    • Generates detailed estimates of cost for the labor, materials, special processes, testing, inspection and documentation requirements needed to perform the SOW.
    • Prepares detailed quotation documentation for submittal to the customer. Describes in detail the inclusions, substitutions and exclusions of the offer.
    • Prepares and submits the requisite documentation prescribed in the quotation submittal requirements.
    • Reviews awarded purchase orders against quotations to verify schedule commitments, funding parameters, scope of work and exceptions taken.
    • Communicates with assigned Project Manager and participates in project kick-off meetings to communicate quoted SOW, initial planning and all other pertinent data of the project previously determined.
    • Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university and 3-5 years of steel manufacturing estimating experience; or 7 to 10 years of steel manufacturing estimating experience.
    • Individual shall have strong knowledge of steel manufacturing methods including raw material processing, welding, machining, finishing and assembly processes.

    Estimator - Westminster, CO
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    Advanced Technology Group is searching for an experienced Estimator to study customer requirements relating to the commercial and technical aspects of all RFP’s. This qualified individual will be responsible for estimating all labor, material, quality and shipping costs pertaining to an RFP/RFQ that ATG receives and will respond accordingly with a formal proposal that meets technical, commercial, and profitability requirements.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Read and interpret technical specifications and customer RFP and Scope of Work (SOW) requirements.
    • Utilize Microsoft Office software for estimating such as Excel and/or Word.
    • Clearly and accurately interpret descriptions of processes and intentions in in order to build an accurate and competitive estimate.
    • Read and interpret sketches and blueprints including weld symbols, GD&T and drawing material specifications.
    • Experience with welding, machining and complex assembly operations.
    • Can build a sequence of processes needed to fabricate systems.
    • Communication with customers and suppliers both internal and external to our company.
    • Work with ATG material and component suppliers to negotiate and obtain an accurate materials cost estimate.
    • Work with Manufacturing, Engineering and Sr. Management personnel to obtain labor estimates.
    • Assist in developing partnerships with key customers and suppliers.
    • Represent Advanced Technology Group in a professional, courteous manner.
    • Explain and justify estimates during group reviews.
    • Document and categorize risks appropriately as they come up during the estimation process.
      • Bachelor`s degree (B. A.) or equivalent preferred; or minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training in these markets; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Experience in building estimates for complex fabrication for Nuclear applications, for DoE directly or Tier 1 suppliers is preferred.
      • Understanding of custom manufacturing is preferred.
      • Must be well-rounded individual, who can communicate well with all levels of the organization.
      • Posses excellent time management and organizational skills.
      • Must have a high attention to detail and be thorough.
      • Must have experience and a strong knowledge in MS Office and Adobe Pro software.

      Proposal Writer - Westminster, CO
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      This position leads the estimation and proposal group and studies customer requirements relating to the commercial and technical aspects of all RFP’s. The Proposal Manager will lead the effort of putting all of the necessary information together in order to submit a proposal that will give our company the greatest possible chance of securing the contract. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills will be necessary to put together a thoughtful and elegant written proposal.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
      • Read and interpret technical specifications and customer RFP requirements.
      • Clearly and accurately convey descriptions of processes and intentions in response to the RFP.
      • Work with the Estimators, Engineers and Sr. Management to gather all important information that must be conveyed in our proposal.
      • Assist in developing partnerships with key customers.
      • Represent Advanced Technology Group in a professional, courteous manner.
      • Customer liaison duties as needed within Advanced Technology Group
      • Works with a sense of urgency to provide proposals that meet technical, commercial and profitability requirements.
      • Identify, document and categorize risks as appropriate during the proposal development process.

      SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES; The Proposal Manager will be responsible for managing the estimation group. This will include providing direction on estimate strategy, labor and materials quotations and ensuring that estimates are completed prior to the proposal due date. All estimators will report to the Proposal Manager.

      • Bachelor`s degree (B. A.) or equivalent preferred; or minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training in these markets; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Experience in writing proposals DoE directly or Tier 1 suppliers is preferred.
      • Understanding of custom manufacturing is preferred.
      • Must be well-rounded individual with strong writing skills.
      • Communication skills must be concise and thorough.
      • Posses excellent time management and organizational skills.
      • Must have strong collaboration skills.
      • Must have experience and a knowledge in MS Office and Adobe Pro software.

      Engineering Manager - Westminster, CO
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      Springs Fabrication - Advanced Technology Group (ATG) is seeking an experienced Engineering Manager to lead our specialized engineering group, serving a wide range of manufacturing markets. We need a collaborative, hands-on leader that is up to the challenge of utilizing their strong management, strategic and tactical skills in a rapidly changing industry where standards are high, the pace is fast and manufacturing excellence is our top priority. Do you fit the bill? Take this elite opportunity to work in an exciting environment!

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
      • Author, implement and measure design control procedures, performance of department personnel and continuous improvement initiatives for NQA-1, ASME BPVC, and commercial production systems.
      • Monitor and verify engineering outputs (designs and analyses) as required to ensure consistency, accuracy, quality and timeliness.
      • Establish schedules, generate design control plans and determine staffing for the phases of each project and assign department personnel and arrange sub-contracted engineering as needed.
      • Confer with project management staff to determine scope of work, outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities and scope of responsibility.
      • Direct and coordinate activities of departmental personnel to ensure each project progresses on schedule and within the prescribed budget.
      • Provide direct support for proposal development as well as contract and bid reviews.
      • Manage departmental costs.
      • Coordinate activities of engineering staff with all other departments to support fabrication.
      • Prepare reports, records and correspondence on departmental activities.
      • Meet with internal and external customers to facilitate engineering activities, obtain feedback for planning department activities, and determine status of work in progress and customer satisfaction.
      • Evaluate, develop and implement procedures and practices for optimum quality, throughput and profitability to achieve company goals.
      • Participate in and lead Lean improvement projects, meetings, and Value Stream Mapping events.
      • Coordinate with IT to ensure computer and phone equipment needs of team members are met.
      • Recruit and perform evaluations/reviews for direct reports.
      • Train direct reports and subcontractors in ATG processes, procedures, and standard practices.
      • Administrate and maintain Solidworks CAD system (licenses, templates, modeling practices, PDM vault, etc.)
      • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering though candidates with equivalent professional experience may be considered.
      • At least 3 years in a supervisory or management role.
      • Working knowledge of NQA-1 Quality System, ASME pressure vessel and piping codes is preferred.
      • Experience in a Lean environment (and associated formal training) is highly desirable.
      • Professional Engineering license preferred.

      Assembly Technician, Team Lead - Colorado Springs, CO
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      We are currently seeking an Assembly Technician Team Lead in Colorado Springs. This is a working position, that will require prior experience with complex, electrical assembly projects, piping and general fabrication; as well as the ability to lead our Assembly team.

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Perform medium to complex heavy assembly tasks, and lead the assembly team to accomplish these tasks
      • Confer with Production, Project Management and Engineering to solve manufacturing problems and improve processes
      • Plans and performs jobs of installing a variety of electrical equipment such as control panels, switchboards, junction boxes, switches, etc.
      • Connects and disconnects electric powered machines, repairs motors, replaces fuses and sets of circuit breakers on high and low tension circuits
      • Diagnoses electrical trouble, uses hand and power tools, works from wiring diagram
      • Move materials with 40 Ton Overhead Crane and Forklifts, and assist team with proper rigging and operation practices
      • Maintains a safe work environment that motivates workers to achieve company goals
      • Works closely with other floor Team Leaders and Team Leads to efficiently coordinate interdepartmental activities
      • Reports machinery problems in a timely manner to the Maintenance Department
      • Ensures machinery is both used and maintained in a safe manner per governmental regulations and Springs Fabrication policies
      • Responsible at times for plant start-up, shutdown and security
      • Attend required training classes and other seminars
      • Report all accidents as required by federal regulations and Springs Fabrication policy
      • Other duties as assigned
      Education/Experience Requirements:
      • Associates Degree (AA), Bachelors Degree (BS) in Industrial or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) preferred; or four to ten years-related experience and/or training. Experience with NC Machining and CNC programming preferred
      • Experience with piping
      • Ability to operate most machine shop & fabrication equipment such as Press Breaks, Shears, Saws, Welding Stations, Presses, Punches, etc.
      • Ability to read complex blueprints for assembly of product
      • Ability to operate electrical tools such as meters, conduit benders, saws and mills
      • Familiar with high and low voltage, and system functions
      • Has, or able to achieve, 40 Ton crane Operator certification
      • High knowledge of safe Rigging and Lifting methods
      • Has, or able to achieve, Master Rigger Certification
      • Has, or able to achieve, Fork Lift certification
      • Strong leadership skills and ability to promote "can-do" attitude within the team

      CNC Machinist III - Colorado Springs, CO
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      Springs Fabrication is looking for a highly skilled individual to add to our Colorado Springs team! All candidates must be open to 2nd shift.

      • Ability to do Prototype machining, R&D, and reverse engineering
      • Experience with manual machines, CNC machines, conversational programming and CNC coding
      • Must have a positive attitude, be a team player and be project oriented
      • Must be self-sufficient and be a leader/mentor to others
      • Must fully understand the process of machining.
      • Prior work history or knowledge of machining and programming “g-code” is crucial to this position.
      • Must be familiar with “fanuc” base machines.
      • Able to read and understand complex machining blueprints.
      • Able to write simple machining programs on several different controllers.
      • Sets-up and runs complex machining operations on the Haas Lathe, Feeler, G&L, Femco Vertical Mills and Femco HBC.
      • Observes machine operation to detect malfunctions, adjust machine controls and offsets with minimal or no supervision.
      • Periodically inspects parts during run and after completion to ensure parts are accurate.
      • Processes all paperwork according to Standard Operating Procedures.
      • Maintains a clean, organized and safe working area.
      • Monitors job costing to ensure that the machining stays within acceptable limits to the estimate.