Welder 2nd Class

10 May 2024

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products
  • Operate safety equipment, and use safe work habits
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind and/or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials, and notify supervisors
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
  • Examine work pieces for defects, and measure work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment


  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent and vocational school
  • Work Experience: Minimum 3 years related shipboard experience
  • Candidate must have prior experience and qualification in accordance with NAVSEA S9074-AR-GIB-010/248
  • Knowledge of a wide range of welding principles, processes, and difficult techniques requiring complete penetration and fusion of base and filler metals
  • 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
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain access to assigned military/government installations
  • Preferred Qualifications: Certification and experience as a forklift and man-lift operator

Primary work location is 99 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA.

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