Employment at Helfrich Brothers

Helfrich Brothers BoilerWorks is looking to hire highly-qualified professionals with backgrounds in boiler service and manufacturing. Please use our online employment application below to begin the application process. Thank you for your interest in working with Helfrich Brothers BoilerWorks.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Current Opportunities:

Boiler Maker/Welder for Outage Season (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast)

Boiler Maker/Welder for Outage Season (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast)

Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works is looking for Boiler Makers/Welders to join our Outages Team. The successful candidate must be able to meet both the physical demands and technical skills of this job and be prepared to travel to project sites and spend long spans of time away from home.

Responsibilities

  • Making, installing, and repairing boilers
  • Reading blueprints, casting pieces and bending
  • Welding and Bolting pieces together
  • Testing boilers & performing routine maintenance
  • Assisting code welders & rigging
  • Working with a variety of tools and use rigging
  • Working during forced outages/emergencies (day or night shift)
  • Fabricating and assembling metal structures
  • Reading and interpreting diagrams, sketches, blueprints
  • Performing jobs safely while adhering to all safety guidelines
  • Demonstrating professionalism

Physical Demands

The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job: 

  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 50 lbs., strength, coordination, and manual dexterity
  • Standing, walking, sitting, using hands, reaching with hands and arms, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, climbing, balancing
  • Talking, hearing, and ability to adjust focus for close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, employees are routinely exposed to:

  • Moving mechanical parts
  • High, precarious places
  • Fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Outdoor weather conditions (hot/cold)
  • Risk of electrical shock and vibration
  • Loud noise levels

Field Services - Quality Assurance Specialist

Quality Assurance Specialist

Reports to: QA/QC Manager – Field Services

Summary:

Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works (HBBW) is looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist for the field services division. The position focuses on inspections and acceptance criteria of pressure part welds and tolerances inside powerplants, and the internal section of power boilers related to waste to energy facilities.  Position requires working inside power boilers that can have limited accessibility with confined spaces including wearing a full-face respirator.

Major Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with codes related to NBIC Part 3 Repairs and Alterations/ASME Sec/Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code/ASME Sec IX Welding
  • Perform visual inspections required by ASME Code not performed by third party inspectors
  • Implement the Owners Quality Control Manual for fabrication, inspection, documentation, and operations activities including:
    • Approve incoming materials by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable material
    • Approve finished products by conducting visual tests, returning products for rework, confirming rework
    • Document inspection results by completing reports and logs
    • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures that comply with code requirements.

Preferred Experience/Requirements/Certifications:

  • 2-3+ years working experience in ASME Code Fabrication/Welding preferred
  • Basic knowledge of welding/welding operator qualifications
  • CWI qualification preferred
  • Ability to detect non-conformance deficiencies and provide root cause analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with all internal departments

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

Schedule:

  • Up to 7 days per week, 12 hours a day until a project is completed and then move to the next available project
  • Daily per diem provided
  • HBBW covers hotel room cost

Work Location:

  • On the road

Field Services - Safety Specialist

Safety Specialist – Field Services

Reports to: Safety Manager – Field Services

Summary:
Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works (HBBW) is looking for a full time Safety Specialist for the field services division. Position is responsible for working with Field Services personnel and managing risks at customer sites. The Safety Specialist serves as a resource for Field Services Safety Manager and secondary point of contact for business leaders, customers as it pertains to safety and health. This role provides coordination and technical expertise in all areas of safety, health, and industrial hygiene compliance to achieve safety excellence. This position will have the responsibility for establishing reliable methods for improving safety performance and assuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Major Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Builds a positive working relationship with all Field Services personnel and customers
  • Involves & engages team members in developing safety plans and job safety analysis
  • Manages Field Services medical surveillance program
  • Provides safety coaching and recognition to all team members
  • Responds to & participates in the investigation of safety incidents
  • Provides technical support for on-going problem solving and safety investigations
  • Ensures systems are in place for an effective safety program while maintaining compliance with regulatory guidelines, applicable record keeping, reporting, safety statistics and trend analysis
  • Set safety objectives and targets to ensure that goals are achieved
  • Provide leadership, coordination, and technical expertise in the areas of health and safety and support the site in training and developmental requirements
  • Responsible for coordinating safety audits at customer locations
  • Assists with the fleet safety program in accordance with DOT regulations for Field Services personnel

Preferred Experience/Requirements/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with minimum 1-3 years safety experience
  • Demonstrated track record in leading a successful safety program in a field services environment to include: Rigging, LOTO, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space, and Fall Projection
  • Technical expertise in safety to include regulatory requirements, OSHA record keeping, workers compensation, and industrial hygiene regulations
  • Experience in Safety Incident Investigations
  • Ability to develop and effectively deliver safety training
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in MS Office and knowledge of health & safety programs
  • Experience with safety excellence programs such as OSHA VPP
  • Experience in the power generation industry preferred

Schedule:

  • Up to 7 days per week, 12 hours a day
  • Daily per diem provided
  • HBBW covers hotel room cost

Salary: Full-time; $25 – $30 hour

Benefits:
401k with employer match, dental insurance, flexible spending account, health insurance, health savings account, life insurance, paid time off & vision insurance

Work Location:

  • Traveling (80%) to customer sites

Experienced Fabricator

Reports to:  Production Manager

Summary

Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works is seeking a highly skilled and experienced metal fabricator to join our growing team. Top candidates will promote a “safety first” environment and be committed to quality. Applicants must have a strong working knowledge and ability to demonstrate independent proficiency in the following key areas:

  • Job lay out: Full understanding and interpretation of blueprints and ability to lay out and fit jobs and patterns without assistance or supervision
  • Bending / Rolling: Accurate and safe operation of large brake presses (300 & 500 ton), and large rolling equipment
  • Welding: Ability to adequately weld any orientation utilizing GMAW, GTAW, Arc and Sub-Arc of carbon / mild steel, stainless steel alloys, aluminum, and other materials

Major Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Blueprint /drawings / spec sheet reading with a practical understanding of symbols, measurements, and instructions.
  • Planning, layout, and fitting of pipe / tube assemblies, nozzles, manufactured shapes, and intricate configurations.
  • Accurate measurement and marking of materials for layout, fitting, and fabrication.
  • Inspection and checking of in-process and final workmanship, with the ability to identify, report, and correct defects, and gauge accurate conformity to tight tolerances per drawings or specifications.
  • Regular and collaborative communication with other functions and departments (safety, quality, management teams, etc.).
  • Maintenance of one’s work area including any equipment and/or machinery used (basic housekeeping and light PM when needed).
  • Taking pride in the cleanliness of one’s work area, and the quality of the work produced.

Preferred Experience/Requirements/Certifications

  • Minimum 5-year full-time experience as a comprehensive metal fabricator, including 5 years of key tasks such as blueprint reading, job layout, fabricating, bending, rolling, grinding, welding, and other related processes.
  • Understanding of basic geometry and trigonometry in order to calculate and identify degree of angles, circumference and penetration of welds, and other spatial concepts.
  • Proficient use of micrometers, vernier calipers, combination squares, tape measurers, and other measurement equipment.
  • Safe use of grinders, bevelers, saws, power shears, drills, and other machinery / tools both handheld and powered. Safe use of forklifts, cranes, hoists, and other rigging / loading equipment.

Benefits: 401k with employer match, dental insurance, flexible spending account, health insurance, health savings account, life insurance, paid time off & vision insurance

Work Location: Lawrence, MA

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Unassisted lifting of up to 50lbs, with frequent lifting, holding, and/or carrying of ~25lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

About Helfrich Brothers Boilers Works

Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Family owned and operated since 1948, Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works is a full-service, commercial boiler company who provides expert manufacturing, engineering, and field services to the power generation industry. Bringing together decades of progressive ideas and technologies, we have the ability and experience to take a project from conception and construction to start-up and beyond with on-going maintenance. We also understand that our performance has a direct impact on the operation and future of a client’s business. That’s why we have a track record that speaks for itself – one where all our services are under one roof in our 95,000 square foot facility, giving us the ability to fully meet all of our clients’ needs, saving us both time and money that we pass onto to clients. You can expect our highly skilled team of project managers, engineers, machinists, welders, and laborers to always act as an extension of a client’s internal team, looking out for best interests with a commitment to quality and safety. Today, Helfrich Brothers continues to grow, consistently re-establishing itself as a quality, single-source turnkey supplier of products and services within the energy market.

To apply or for more information please contact:

Brian Norris
Director of Manufacturing
bnorris@HBBWINC.COM

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