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Welder 2nd Class

Welder 2nd Class 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 Qualifications: 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