Fabricator Welder

31 March 2023

Requisition #11750:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, lay out, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal parts, equipment, and products, utilizing knowledge of working characteristics of metallic and nonmetallic materials, machining, and layout techniques
  • Use hand tools, power tools, welding machines, and shop equipment
  • Read, and interpret blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling, welding and installing sheet metal products
  • Select gauges, types, and quantities of materials according to product specification
  • Lay out and mark dimensions and reference lines on material, using scribes, dividers, squares, tape / ruler, and protractors, applying knowledge of shop mathematics and layout techniques to develop and trace patterns of product or parts
  • Shape metal material over anvil, blocks, or other forms, using heat, and hand tools
  • Cut, grind, file, deburr, smooth, and polish surfaces using hand, and power tools
  • Install assemblies in supportive framework according to blueprints, and sketches, using hand tools, power tools, and lifting, and handling devices
  • Responsible for keeping work area, machines, and equipment safe, clean, and in good working order
  • Detect and troubleshoot faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials and fix as required then notify management if replacement equipment is needed
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind and/or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of materia
  • Use fillet weld gauges, V-WAC gauge, bridge cam gauge for first in line quality checks as welds are completed
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits


  • Proficient with the use of trade related hand and power tools
  • Must be able to comprehend instructions
  • Experience in GTAW Carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum
  • Experience in FCAW of carbon steel and Stainless steel
  • Knowledge of a wide range of welding principles, processes, and techniques requiring correct weld joint identification in accordance with MIL-22D or AWS D1.1, and the ability to identify and correct weld defects prior to an NDT inspector showing up on site providing acceptable and constant first-time quality
  • Ability to interpret weld symbols and identify necessary weld sizes and joint configuration
  • Ability to maintain dimensions and tolerances to specifications
  • Ability to weld dissimilar metals
  • Ability to weld parts and structures that vary in size, shape, and thickness
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work independently or in a group

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Physical Demands:

While performing these job duties, the employee is routinely required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; use fingers and hands to type or write; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

Primary work location is 750 Chautauqua Avenue, Portsmouth, VA.

Fairlead Integrated, LLC. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employ Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers (Minority / Female / Disability / Veterans).