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Senior Fabricator (Union) - Finish Carpentry


Kansas City, MO, US, 64106

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Senior Fabricator will produce components for multiple construction project types, including high level precision components and for multiple construction project types. The Senior Fabricator will design and build jigs and fixtures to create repeatable parts. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.     

  • Autonomy and Decision-Making: Follows directions and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: Prefabrication Foreman

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Operates a variety of automated equipment, uses cut list to produce specific sized material.
  • Operates manual shop equipment; uses cut list to make repeatable parts.
  • Applies basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to production activities, such as cutting parts to size or putting multiple parts together in an assembly.
  • Collects multiple components cut to specific sizes and assembles together for an end product.
  • Packages and loads cut materials and assemblies for transport to project sites.
  • Responsible for accurately reading and understanding a tape measure.
  • Responsible for cleaning up the shop, shop equipment, and common areas.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for:

  • Sets up both automated and manual shop equipment for new operations.
  • Sets up jigs and fixtures to produce repeatable parts.
  • Uses measuring and marking devices to lay out parts and pieces for fabrication.
  • Responsible for reading and understanding shop drawings, construction drawings, and other drawings applicable to production activities.
  • Designs and builds jigs and fixtures to produce repeatable parts.
  • Programs automated equipment that will be used to produce complex repeatable parts.
  • Applies basic trigonometry to production activities, such as the ability to determine an angle from given measurements.
  • Directs and leads tasks for a small production team.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to follow-up on inquiries in a timely manner
  • Ability to identify common construction materials and shop equipment
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, both internally and externally


  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)
  • Apprentice and/or Vocational/Technical/Trade training (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 5+ years commercial construction, manufacturing, or fabrication shop experience (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift at least to 50 pounds
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Maintenance facility environment, may be exposed to varying temperatures, moving equipment, noise and exhaust fumes
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet business needs
  • May require working overtime as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • May require use of respirator
  • Must be comfortable working at projected heights and narrow workspace
  • Specific environmental and physical requirements may vary by task
  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Climbing, Bending, Kneeling, Carrying, Swinging, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling, Balancing
  • Occasional activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 95+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 25 Office Locations
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City