Sheet Metal Fabricator

Website Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Sheet Metal Fabricator Job Highlights

Title Sheet Metal Fabricator
Type Full Time
Experience 6 Months
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Dallastown, PA, United States
Company Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Company Profile

Kratos develops and fields transformative, affordable systems, platforms, and products for national security and communications needs. The company is focused on areas where tech advances can have a force multiplier effect, such as unmanned systems, satellite communications, C4ISR, warfighter training, and combat systems.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Sheet Metal Fabricator who will set up, operate or program various types of machines for the production of piece parts for shelters to achieve quality and integrity of products at the lowest possible cost.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should be a High School Graduate or Equivalent.

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 6 months of related work experience


  • All levels may perform other functions such as moving parts/material, loading/unloading, sweeping, cleaning, and various other assignments as needed.
  • Assists with and/or constructs fixtures, jigs, tools, soft vise jaws, shop aids.
  • Assists with and/or performs repairs to parts on jigs, fixtures, dies, and shop aids.
  • Assists with repairs to machines and equipment in the Fabrication shop as requested or required by maintenance.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • May be asked to work outdoors on occasion as well as in other Departments as needed or required by shop workload.
  • Performs operations that will include shearing, punching, forming, notching, boring, counterboring, tapping, threading, milling, drilling, reaming, countersinking, sawing, grinding, cutting, sharpening, chamfering, deburing.
  • Receives instructions both verbally and from detailed prints and routings.
  • Uses various measuring and inspection tools and equipment for piece part inspection, compliance, accuracy verification.
  • Will be required to set up and operate various Fabrication shop equipment to complete assigned tasks including lathes, drill press, shears, saws, punch press, radial drill, decoiler, band saws, gang press, press brake, rollers, tubing/pipe benders, routers, various bench mounted equipment, all types of hand tools, electric-powered hand tools, air-powered hand tools, hoists, cranes, lift trucks.
  • Will produce piece parts and parts for prototypes as well as parts for machine and building maintenance as needed.
  • Must be able to set up and run machines/processes in Level 1. May also be expected to run machines in Level 2 that have been set up. Begin training in the Setup of Level 2 Machines/Processes.


  • Ability to read and understand measuring and inspection equipment, tools
  • Basic blueprint reading
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Basic knowledge of shop math
  • Fraction and Decimal conversion

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Ability to follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (rotating wrists, keyboarding, using small/large tools).
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to tolerate constant noise (i.e. machine motors).
  • Ability to work safely in the presence of hazardous chemicals and hazardous conditions.
  • Shop Floor environment.


  • Education Reimbursement
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)
  • Holidays
  • Life/ADD and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage

Employer’s Statement

Kratos is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – minorities, females, vets, disabled, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class. All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply.

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