Shop Laborer

Construction and Fabrication · Richland, Washington
Department Construction and Fabrication
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Columbia Energy and Environmental Services is an established woman-owned small business headquartered in Richland, WA, which offers full-service engineering, design, fabrication, instrumentation and controls, and technology development.  Currently there is an opening for 2 additional Shop Laborers who are able and willing to perform work throughout stages of fabrication and can thrive in a procedurally oriented and fast-paced environment. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.


 Job Responsibilities/Duties: 


  •  Perform all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Company policies and procedures 
  • Assembly: assemble basic mechanical equipment, structural components, and piping systems. 
  • Report unsafe conditions and unsafe equipment
  • Weld prep material including; remove burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from materials 
  • Keep a clean and organized work area 
  • Cutting of steel to be fabricated (Chop saw, Auto feed band saw, CNC Plasma table, Water jet, Torch, and misc. powered hand tools)  
  • Preparing fabricated parts for painting (Grinding, sanding, and sand blasting) 
  • Load and Unload trucks using a forklift  
  • Safe and efficient use of a variety of hand tools 
  • Minor repair and servicing of assigned equipment 
  • Drilling holes in steel (Drill Press, Mill, Mag Drills, and powered hand tools) 
  • Fitting and fabricating metal products 


Required Qualifications:   Revisions were made below


  •  2 or more years’ experience in working in a Fabrication Shop or current enrollment in a Trade School 
  • Valid Driver's License and clean driving record
  • Drug and alcohol free (must be able to pass pre-employment drug test) 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Able to operate tools, machinery, and vehicles safely 
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.  (reduced)
  • Must be flexible with hours and able to work overtime as required 
  • Self-starter with ability to work with little supervision 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to read and understand both verbal and written directions 
  • Highly Self-Motivated 
  • Team Player (positive attitude contributing to a positive atmosphere)
  • Ability to perform arithmetic as required for layout and fabrication i.e. add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, solve for missing angles or sides of a triangle,… 
  • Dependable, responsible, and reliable  
  • Mechanical aptitude with sound reasoning skills 
  • Must be able to work standing up for long periods of time 
  • Maintain a quick and steady pace throughout your work shift 
  • Measuring, math skills fractions to decimals 
  • Supply your own hand tools  


  Preferred Qualifications:


  •  Experience working to a NQA-1 or ASME Section VIII program 
  • Experience reading and working to drawings 
  • Welding knowledge/ability 
  • Knowledge in Hydro-testing per ASME B31.1 and B31.3 


  Working Conditions:
This position is performed in a shop/construction/field setting with occasional relocations to projects, Vendors, and Industrial sites. The atmosphere is fast paced and deadline oriented with focus on safety and quality.   


 Columbia Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal and state law. 

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  • Location
    Richland, Washington
  • Department
    Construction and Fabrication
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced