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Weld using the flux cored arc welding (FCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes, on carbon and stainless steel structural shapes, tubing and piping

Cut, trim, fit and fabricate weldments to dimensions for building and assembling using standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade

Collaborate with lead welder to ensure that the proper weld procedure, type of material and rod size are accurately assessed for each welding project

Review engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable

Make a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly

Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment

High school diploma or equivalency certificate

5+ years of experience welding in a manufacturing environment with at least two of the following methods: flux cored arc welding (FCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), or gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)

Experience as a combo welder with the ability to fabricate and weld carbon structure, carbon pipe and stainless pipe

5+ years of professional experience in GTAW welding with one or more of the following materials: stainless steel, carbon steel, Inconel, aluminum or titanium

Previous welding qualifications qualified in accordance with one or more governing codes; AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2, AWS D1.6, AWS D17.1, or ASME Section IX

Highly proficient in tube/pipe cutting, grinding and fabrication

Knowledge in DC, GTAW welding techniques, and engineering requirements

Knowledge in occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade

Knowledge in arc air procedures and equipment

Experience in overhead cranes and forklifts

Use of precision measuring instruments

Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment

Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral

Available to work all required shift hours and be available to work overtime, and weekends, as needed

Ability to work at elevated heights up to 500ft

Willing to travel to alternate work sites to support fabrication activities

Able to lift up to 30 lbs; standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying may be required to perform the functions of this position

Able to work outdoors, in conditions such as high heat and humidity.

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