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Sheet Metal Fabricator - Welder

Job Location: 3487 Inventors Road, Norfolk, VA 23502 Job Category: Tradesmen Job Status: Full Time Job Description: QED Systems is seeking an experienced Sheet Metal Fabricator – Welder, which can perform a variety of metal joining processes and basic sheet metal tasks in support of fabricating high quality products. Duties/Responsibilities: • Experienced aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel welding practices. • Experienced in MIG, TIG, and Stick welding practices. • Must be able to certify in NAVSEA standard welding procedures. • Cuts, bends, and shapes sheet metal to required dimensions. • Measures, fits, and welds pieces together according to specifications, blueprints, or directions. • Uses appropriate machinery and software applications to complete assigned jobs. • Coordinates required shutdowns and startups of equipment with other departments after sheet metal installation. Required Skills/Abilities: • Candidates must successfully demonstrate the skills and ability to certify to QED Weld Procedures for Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Carbon Steel (Mandatory) base metals. The individual must also be able to read, interpret, and follow blue prints or technical drawings and understand associated welding symbols. Must be able to pass an x-ray weld test. • Ability to complete sheet metal projects with accuracy and precision. • Ability to safely use machinery and tools involved in sheet metal work. • Ability to follow directions. • Ability to read blueprints and schematics to understand product assignment. Education: • High school diploma or equivalent required. U.S. citizenship required. Must meet and maintain eligibility for U.S. Secret Clearance and be able to access military facilities, naval shipyards, and private shipyards. EOE including disabilities/vets Send resumes to: Darrell Cannella, Operations Manager,

Category: Sheet Metal Worker

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Sheet Metal Workers plan, lay-out, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal parts, equipment and products such as air-conditioning, heating, ventilation, and pollution control duct systems. They also work with fiberglass and plastic materials. Although some workers specialize in fabrication, installation, or maintenance, most do all three jobs. The sheet metal worker uses such hand tools as scribes, tri-squares, protractors, calipers, tape measures and scales(rulers). He/she will also operate various fabricating machines such as power shears, press brakes, forming rolls, and notchers. Sheet metal workers lay-out and bend prescribed allowances on said sheet metal, make angle-bends and notching of parts. The more senior Sheet Metal Workers will also be able to weld using electric and/or gas fed devices. Before assembling completed sheet metal, sheet metal workers check each part for accuracy using measuring instruments such as calipers and tape measures, and if necessary, finish the product by using hand rotary, tri-squares, or shears. After the parts have been inspected, workers fasten seams and joints together with welds (wire, gas, heli-arc and/or stick), bolts, cement, rivets, solder, specially formed sheet metal drive clips, or other connecting devices. Advanced sheet metal workers will be required to use various drafting skills, read blueprints, possess knowledge of, and be able to interpret plans and specifications, and also have a general ability to use advanced math such as trigonometry and geometry.
A career as a Sheet Metal Worker typically requires a high school diploma, and anywhere from a few months to one year of experience working with the required tools and skills, particularly in a marine environment. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.