KLX Inc Hose Shop Fabrication Technician in Northborough, Massachusetts

Job Summary

Under instruction and supervision perform a wide variety of duties to fabricate, assemble and test, various fluid power transmission and control systems involving mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic assembly, cutting, fitting, welding, and painting, following established methods and practices.

Essential Functions

Work from hydraulic and electrical schematics, drawings, diagrams, photographs, bills of material, other written or verbal information or instructions.

Use various hand and power tools and equipment such as band saws, drill press, pipe benders and threaders, gas, arc and mig welders, plasma cutting torch, spray painting equipment, etc. Connect test equipment such as flow-meters and volt-ohm meter. Work with jib cranes.

Position various fittings, pumps, motors, valves, other components. Cut and/or drill holes in pre-fabricated tanks and covers. Weld couplings in place; design, fabricate and weld mounting brackets in place. Cut, thread, bend and assemble specified piping following accepted practices for plumbing for appearance and function.

Pre-charge accumulators with high pressure nitrogen.

Mount and wire electrical boxes and components according to schematics and verbal instructions.

Without supervision operate fork lift to move completed units to test area, prepare for specified test and make corrections as necessary.

Without supervision clean, mask and prep completed units for painting and operate spray painting equipment to prime and finish. Make up and apply required tags and labels, and mount unit for shipping.

Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition. Detect and report equipment malfunctions, unusual situations or other problems to the supervisor.

Follow all safety rules, regulations and practices.

Perform other similar or related duties as assigned or directed.


Substantiating Data


Use of elementary geometry, algebra and trigonometric principles together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables; various types of precision measuring instruments. Interpretation of data and measuring devices requiring advanced skills knowledge. Equivalent to 1-3 years of applied training in a particular or specialized occupation.


Over 1 year up to and including 3 years.


Use of some judgment to plan, perform and make decisions as to the sequence of set-ups, operations and processes, including minor modifications to pre-programmed computer routines within the limits of recognized or standard methods or procedures.


40 to 70% of the time handling weights of 25 to 60 pounds.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.