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Experienced Welder Water Jet Operator 2nd Shift

Date posted 01/11/2019

Job ID#: 22228BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Job Title: Experienced Welder Water Jet Operator 2nd Shift
Job Category: Manufacturing
City: Spanish Fork
State: Utah
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Our Spanish Fork, Utah facility has an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Welder. Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing complex welding processes on aluminum and steel parts and assemblies to required tolerances using welding metals and metal alloys. Sets up and operates welding equipment to produce high quality welds in both standard and non-standard shapes and sizes. Follows complex verbal and written instructions including blueprints, sketches and production documentation; participates in the development of operating procedures, safety guidelines, and manufacturing practices; maintains required certifications, and may function in a leadership role to less experienced professional staff.


  • Sets up and operates all welding equipment used in work operations to produce high quality welds in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

  • Operates other welding equipment in the weld shop such as cutting, brazing, and local heat treatment equipment.

  • Determines layouts, plans and fabricates components working from blueprints, sketches, production travelers, and/or verbal instruction.

  • Makes difficult welds where the configuration and techniques requiring considerable ingenuity to minimize weld distortion and maintain acceptable dimensions requiring long periods of standing, walking, bending and lifting .

  • Works with inspectors to locate defects in welds using X-ray, dye penetrate, and other nondestructive inspections; remove defects and repairs weld.

  • Arranges for proper tools and materials for work to be performed; monitors proper use of welding equipment and safety practices of group.

  • Recommends required spare parts and welding supply inventories to supervisor.

  • Maintains required certifications.

  • Aids in the training of less experienced welders.

  • May be the prime contact with supplier and vendors

  • Performs housekeeping and cleanup duties as required.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a High school diploma or equivalent and five years or more related welding experience.

  • Must have the required certifications and demonstrate a detailed understanding of welding concepts, and practices including complex manufacturing documentation such as diagrams, drawings, specifications and work instructions and knowledge of TIG or comparative welding techniques.

  • Must possess: (1) the ability to communicate and understand written and verbal communication; (2) the ability to identify, analyze, interpret and report on issues, contributing solutions to non-routine problems; (3) the ability to use independent judgment in performing welding functions; and, (4) excellent interpersonal communication skills to explain detailed information and effectively communicate with all levels of employees, external customers and management.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment as a leader is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

Travel Percentage Required :
0% - 25%

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