Website Shepard Steel Co.

Fitter Job Highlights

Title Fitter
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Hartford, CT, United States
Company Shepard Steel Co.

Company Profile

Shepard Steel Co. is a part of the Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing Industry. The company is a structural steel fabrication company that meets the structural and miscellaneous steel requirements of customers.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Fitter who will be responsible for the fitting, layout, and fabrication of structural steel.

The position will work under the direct supervision of the Production Supervisor.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have previous work experience in the related field.


  • Analyze welding procedures, specifications, sketches, and work orders in order to plan and execute layout, assembly, and welding operations.
  • To chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter using hand scrapers, power chippers, grinders, or cutting equipment.
  • De-burr and grind metal as necessary to achieve proper surface texture per job specifications.
  • Knowledge of welding and layout techniques.
  • Layout, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, tape measures, etc.
  • Mark/tag material with the proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating resulting in warping, distortion, or expansion of the material.
  • Perform FCAW and other types of welding based on project needs.
  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter.
  • Read and interpret structural steel drawings/blueprints to perform daily tasks.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding and metal fabrication trade.
  • Tack-weld or weld components and assemblies, using welding equipment.
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or horizontal positions.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Ability to prioritize tasks and follow specified procedures
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English
  • Able to work well with minimal supervision as well as with other colleagues
  • Must be able to pass a Welding and Fit-up test
  • Must be willing to submit to a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check
  • Physically capable of bending/twisting as well as standing for long periods of time
  • Physically capable of lifting, pushing, and pulling 70 pounds unassisted
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and has a positive attitude
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed

Other Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation


  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match/Profit Sharing
  • Competitive salary (based on skillset)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Full-Time Position
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Holidays, Earned Days, and Birthdays

Employer’s Statement

  • Shepard Steel Co. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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