Welder 1st Class

09 March 2023

Requisition #: 11599

Welder 1st Class Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Performs various welding processes to repair, modify and install various pipes, structures, foundations and fittings associated with shipboard hydraulic, pneumatic and water systems
  • Selects proper materials and requirements to perform welding functions. Fabricates and installs fixtures and jigs required for welding process alignments
  • Once assigned, reports directly to the project Supervisor in the performance of his/her responsibilities
  • Strictly adheres to corporate, federal, state and local safety regulations prior to setting up or operating any machinery
  • Ensures that all Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are worn and that all damaged PPE is discarded
  • Reads and understands PPE Policy
  • Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of the machine shop equipment prior to commencing the operation
  • Lays out material prior to performing welding operations to prevent possible errors
  • Maintains good housekeeping practices, turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
  • Returns tools/equipment to proper location and reports any lost, missing, stolen or damaged items to the Tool Room Attendant
  • Ensures that all requirements of the Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by QA Workbook, Work Package (WP), Work Instructions (WI) and/or other guidance given by management
  • Follows detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g.; SOW, Specs, RCC, etc.) required completing the production operations
  • Notifies Supervisor of any unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.)
  • Reads and understands advanced welding terminology, blueprints, drawings and schematics to plan installation, modification or repair prior to commencing the process
  • Selects welding filler materials, joint design, proper heat ranges and most effective or required welding process/procedure to ensure quality welding operations IAW Std. Items
  • Ensures control and assumes responsibility for Level I material controls
  • Expertly performs all tasks required as a Welder. Provides mentoring to junior craftsman
  • Produces quality welds, including pipe, in difficult or adverse conditions and is proficient in multiple welding procedures/procedures
  • Performs work outside of trade if necessary


  • High school diploma/equivalent with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with welding operations in a repair department or shipyard or fabrication shop
  • 5 years’ experience as a welder
  • Qualifies as a Welder/Workmanship Inspector in accordance with welding procedures
  • Must be able to understand and perform the basic set up, adjustment, and operation of various welding equipment and hand tools used in the trade
  • Must be qualified in a minimum of 5 welding/brazing processes to include SMAW, GTAW, FCAW
  • Ability to obtain and maintain access to US Navy ships and government facilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work independently or in a group
  • Ability to do basic math (i.e., add, subtract, divide and multiply)
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English

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