The Fabrication Shop Manager is responsible for designing, manufacturing, and modifying various equipment and/or structures. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Supervises of the work of subordinate employees by establishing work schedules, assigning specific duties, and reviewing work.
Performs assessments to determine types of equipment and/or structures needed, such as ramps, lights, hoists, and platforms, by evaluating the environment in which the equipment/structure will be used.
Measures work area to determine dimensions of devices or remodeling required to facilitate project completion and designs.
Develops plans and specifications for building/fabrication projects.
Creates technical drawings, reads blueprints, and consults with contractors, architects, and engineers.
Designs engineering plans which meet various required federal standards and codes and develops materials lists and cost estimates for completion of project.
Builds or oversees the building and/or installation of various devices and performs follow-up visits to ensure proper utilization, maintenance, and upkeep of equipment and/or structures.
Prepares reports to provide information concerning project completion and prepares costs estimates.
Modifies existing structures to enhance access and provide maximum utilization of the environment.
Provides consultation, interpretative services, and technical assistance to agency/institution personnel by providing information in area of expertise and coordinates work with other shop foremen.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of basic carpentry, electro-mechanical machinery, masonry, plumbing, welding, heating and air conditioning, and hydraulics. Knowledge of basic engineering practices and principles. Knowledge of design specifications and building codes and ordinances. Ability to draw and interpret blueprints. Ability to operate multi-craft equipment and machinery used in the construction of assistive devices. Ability to estimate costs, materials, manpower, time, and equipment required in the fabrication of assistive devices.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience in the construction industry or a related field.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.