Welder 2nd Class – 2nd Shift

10 May 2024

Req # 14873

Welder 2nd Class Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Use manual, semi‐automatic, flame‐cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products
  • Use (with training) Mechanized welding, cutting, and gouging processes as required by the work activity
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits
  • Weld components in 2G, 3G, and 4G positions in a minimum of 4 processes. Interpret a NAVSEA approved WPS (weld procedure specification)
  • Use fillet weld gauges, V-WAC gauge, bridge cam gauge for first in line quality checks as welds are completed, according to the correct NAVSEA fabrication document
  • Set up or program power supplies with the ability to identify correct support gear needed with minimal supervision in multiple processes
  • Proficient in oxy/fuel cutting, plasma cutting and CAC-A (carbon arc air) cutting, gouging, and scarfing of welds and beveling plates
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind and/or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding
  • Detect and troubleshoot faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials and notify supervisors
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to join weldments, using processes such as GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, GMAW-P, GMAW-S, SMAW, SAW, Mechanized processes, and ability to set up stud welding gun consistently using any combination of at least 4 processes
  • 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 NAVSEA specifications
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as angle grinders, die grinders and needle scalers
  • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers
  • Work consistently with supervisors and complete daily assignments with some to little supervision
  • Work outside of trade as required to complete daily tasks


  • Work Experience: Minimum 3 years related welding experience
  • Candidate must have prior experience and qualification in accordance with applicable NAVSEA documents.
  • 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 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
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain access to assigned military/government installations as required for work activity
  • Preferred Qualifications: weld certifications in multiple processes as required per division needs
  • Certification and experience as a forklift and man-lift operator

Primary work location:  601 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

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