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Job Location: 3487 Inventors Road, Norfolk, VA 23502

Job Category: Craft Workers (Skilled)

Job Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Job Description:

      QED Systems Inc., an experienced marine engineering, planning, and ship modernization firm, is seeking a experienced Welder at our Norfolk, VA location.


  • Will report directly to the Foreman or Project Supervisor that is responsible for executing the project.
  • Work in confined spaces and climb vertical/inclined ladders.
  • Lay out work to be accomplished.
  • Select materials required to accomplish removals / installations / repairs / alterations, and cut / burn/ grind surfaces (as directed).

Job Requirements/skill sets:

  • Must have experience and successfully demonstrate the skills and ability to certify to QED Weld Procedures for at least two metals (OSS, HY, SS, AL, or CuNi).
  • Must have experience in at least two welding processes (SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, or GTAW).
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical drawings and understand associated welding symbols.
  • Must have prior NAVSEA, ABS, or AWS certification as a welder.
  • Must be able to comply with all applicable safety regulations.

 Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Security Clearance/Naval Facility Access:  U.S. citizenship required. Must be able to meet and maintain eligibility for U.S. Secret Clearance and/or be able to access military facilities, naval shipyards, and private shipyards.

Q.E.D. offers competitive benefits such as: Paid Leave, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability, 401(k) retirement plan, Basic Life Insurance, supplemental insurances, and Employee Assistance Program.

Job Contact information: Richard Kirby, and Ralph Culbertson,

EOE, including disability/vets