Job Description:


McKinley Climatic Lab
Open Position Request Number R-80-20
CBA Rate $23.65/hr

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Operate and maintain all welding equipment and performing TIG, MIG, acetylene/oxygen and arc welding on alloys, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast steel and aluminum to close tolerances and in close proximity to aircraft and other test items located in an environmental test chamber. Works independently to resolve routine and moderately difficult tasks with occasional support and consult with higher level expertise as needed. Expected to be fully proficient in the area of expertise.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Must have completed vocational or military training in welding fundamentals and skills, and have at least five years of applicable experience. Must have an understanding of metals and their properties so the best combinations can be used to enhance the life of the final product. May be required to be certified in various types of welding techniques and materials. Must have a current welding certification from an American Welder Society Accredited Test Facility. Must have experience with operation and maintenance of welding equipment and performing TIG, MIG, acetylene/oxygen and arc welding on alloys, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast steel and aluminum. Must be able to obtain and maintain a forklift license.

Job Requirements:

GENERAL DUTIES: Operate climatic simulation equipment, air make-up equipment, aircraft tie-down and exhaust ducting, and many other miscellaneous pieces of equipment throughout the facility. Fabricate and assemble MCL components and assemblies. Including: understand and analyze data from CAD drawings and other documents for Government specifications to determine feasibility of a design or application. Build innovative components to be installed, operated, and maintained in systems and fixtures for MCL simulations. Evaluate the effects of mechanical and welding modifications on equipment performance. Understand structural loads, to calculate size requirements in the fabrication of hardware, and to understand the principles of metallurgy. Conduct field measurements on plant equipment, aircraft, supporting structural equipment, and a variety of test items for welding fabrication when engineering drawings or blue prints may not be available. Conduct qualitative assessments and engineering analysis to determine the impact of various welding techniques on material suitability, structural design, and structural integrity. Conduct engineering analysis needed to propose solutions, corrections, and improvements for operation and maintenance of plant equipment to include the interpretation of blueprints and piping schematics.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Supports E-OMS operational objectives. Observes company Quality, Safety, Environmental, Security and Administrative policies; supports Process Improvement.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: May perform work assignments in temperature extremes from -65 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Required to lift loads as heavy as 75 pounds. Works at heights up to 70 feet in elevation from ladders or high reach equipment.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.