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Fabricator/Assembler - HDPE Accessories

Operations | Bridgeport, NJ, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: A Fabricator/Assembler is responsible for fitting, joining and fabricating HDPE accessories by applying appropriate measurement and fusion techniques. A Fabricator is also responsible for reworking finished products.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the availability and replenishment of supplies to facilitate the fabrication process.
  • Participate in production meetings and prepare run schedules to meet internal & external customer needs.
  • Work with procurement team to ensure needed raw materials are maintained to meet production demands
  • Comply with Xylem and OSHA safety standards, procedures and regulations, including daily attendance of safety/toolbox meetings.
  • Move machinery and equipment using forklifts, cranes, hoists, dollies and rollers.
  • Utilize fusion machines and techniques to weld HDPE components (including rework of finished products) as specified by layouts, engineering drawings, work orders, or verbal instructions.
  • Inspect and correct welds as necessary to meet product specifications.
  • Collaborate with co-workers in production of multi-component parts and large units.
  • Maintain visual management tools and report status as required.
  • Inspect equipment as required to maintain proper function.
  • Complete housekeeping duties in assigned area on a daily basis and/or when required.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • High school or equivalency diploma
  • Two to four years of experience in a production or job shop or Vocational Technical Center
  • Knowledge of HDPE fusion equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of welding and fabrication of piping
  • Ability to read and understand production assembly drawings, specifications and welding symbols
  • Ability to lay out prototypes in the absence of assembly drawings
  • Ability to use measurement and aligning tools and/or equipment
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions and be a team player
  • Ability to work independently, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Ritmo machines or other large fusion equipment
  • Forklift certification preferred

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Capable of safely operating basic hand tools
  • Basic mechanical ability
  • Standing eight (8) hours per day
  • Using full range of physical motions associated with general labor work throughout the eight (8) hours to include walking, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing (to 3’), manual dexterity and visual acuity.
  • Manual lifting and maneuvering of up to 50 pounds
  • Equipment assisted (cranes/hoists) lifting and maneuvering exceeding 50 pounds
  • Work using personal protective equipment
  • Manufacturing environment; may be exposed to loud noises, changing temperatures, machinery with moving parts and various materials.
  • Travel: minimal, if requested
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours; daily overtime and scheduled weekend work as needed

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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