Metal Fabrication & Welding II (TIG, Fluxcore)

Job Description

  • Must be capable of setting up and operating a wide range of fabrication and welding equipment to include but not limited to: band saw, cut off saw, slitting saw, rollers, shears, brake press, press, pipe, laser, plasma, weld, and various power tools.
  • Must make complex setups and hold close tolerances in the fabrication and weld manufacturing cycle of a variety of parts made from various materials and configurations-bar stock, ferrous and nonferrous metals, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, monel, inconel, and Hy80.
  • Employee is responsible for maintaining/improving housekeeping standard in his/her work area and adhering to established safety rules and practices.
  • Must be able to weld the following processes and pass functional weld test: (GTAW) Gas Tig Arc Weld; (GMAW) Pulsed Spray; Gas Mig Arc Weld; (FCAW) Flux Core Arc Weld; Stick Metal Arc Weld (SMAW); Automatic Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) Air Arcing. Employees will be required to pass additional function tests to meet visual and workmanship requirements on certain products or programs.
  • Must be able to weld in 6G positions: Flat, Vertical, Horizontal, Overhead, etc. as required.
  • Must be able to weld the following materials: Steel, Stainless, Aluminum, and any other materials, some of high complexity, required by a particular program.
  • Must have the knowledge and the ability to apply algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric functions to blueprint dimensions in the manufacture of complex parts.
  • In-process and completed welds shall meet visual and workmanship requirements IAW governing fabrication document(s) to include but not limited to: weld contouring, joint fit-up inspection, 5X visual inspection of root weld, weld spatter removal, arc strikes, et...
  • Will provide guidance and direction to other weld personnel, e.g. such as instructing on weld sequencing and set-up and/or lay-out of fabricated products.
  • Welding operations shall follow IAW established Weld Procedure Specifications (WPS) at all times; including but not limited to amperage, volts, travel speed, filler material type, preheat and interpass temperature, etc.
  • Responsible for suggesting and working with Manufacturing Engineering and others in developing alternate methods and procedures which contribute toward more efficient and economic product manufacturing.
  • Employees assigned to closed areas may be required to assist with ancillary tasks such as painting, blasting, assembly to ensure product completed.
  • Performs fitting and fabrication functions as assigned.
  • Must understand shop floor computerized time and attendance system and independently execute assigned responsibilities. Examples of those responsibilities are: clocking in and out upon arrival and departure from work, close production order operations when work is complete, etc.


  • Required Skills and Education

  • Must have knowledge of welding symbols IAW MIL-STD-22 or ANSI/AWS A2.4.
  • Must have the knowledge and skill to set, use, and read precision layout and measuring instruments.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret multi-paged complex blueprints.
  • Must possess the knowledge, skill, and ability to set up and operate metal working and welding equipment.
  • Must have the ability, confidence, and self motivation to apply talents independently and with good judgment.
  • Must pass and maintain required weld certification.
  • Must also be able to pass written and practical test on weld specifications and pass visual and workmanship requirements for products or programs. May be required to pass requalification tests when requested by the Company. Such requalification shall be defined by S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248.


  • The work requires employee to stand for long periods, stoop, bend, reach, and climb. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Cranes, hand trucks, and other lifting and moving equipment are available for heavier loads. M ust be able to work various shifts / including 1st, 2nd, and weekend

    Preferred Skills and Education

    Must have High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

    About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

    BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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