Metal Fabrication & Welding II Job
Job Description Job Attributes+
Louisville, KY 40214-2600, US
Manufacturing & Maintenance
Sets up and operates a wide range of fabrication and welding equipment. Performs complex setups and holds close tolerances in the fabrication and weld manufacturing cycle of a variety of parts, made from various materials and configurations. Operations may be new manufacture or repair type in nature, which requires the restoration of overhauled parts. Is responsible for meeting all visual and workmanship requirements required of the applicable weld and fabrication specifications.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- Must be capable of setting up and operating a wide range of fabrication and welding equipment to include but not limited to: band saw, cut off saw, slitting saw, rollers, shears, brake press, press, pipe, laser, plasma, weld, and various power tools.
- Must make complex setups and hold close tolerances in the fabrication and weld manufacturing cycle of a variety of parts made from various materials and configurations—bar stock, ferrous and nonferrous metals, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, monel, inconel, and Hy80.
- Employee is responsible for maintaining/improving housekeeping standard in his/her work area and adhering to established safety rules and practices.
- Must be able to weld the following processes and pass functional weld test: (GTAW) Gas Tig Arc Weld; (GMAW) Pulsed Spray; Gas Mig Arc Weld; (FCAW) Flux Core Arc Weld; Stick Metal Arc Weld (SMAW); Automatic Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) Air Arcing. Employees will be required to pass additional function tests to meet visual and workmanship requirements on certain products or programs.
- Must be able to weld in 6G positions: Flat, Vertical, Horizontal, Overhead, etc. as required.
- Must be able to weld the following materials: Steel, Stainless, Aluminum, and any other materials, some of high complexity, required by a particular program.
- Must have the knowledge and the ability to apply algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric functions to blueprint dimensions in the manufacture of complex parts.
- In-process and completed welds shall meet visual and workmanship requirements IAW governing fabrication document(s) to include but not limited to: weld contouring, joint fit-up inspection, 5X visual inspection of root weld, weld spatter removal, arc strikes, et…
- Will provide guidance and direction to other weld personnel, e.g. such as instructing on weld sequencing and set-up and/or lay-out of fabricated products.
- Welding operations shall follow IAW established Weld Procedure Specifications (WPS) at all times; including but not limited to amperage, volts, travel speed, filler material type, preheat and interpass temperature, etc.
- Responsible for suggesting and working with Manufacturing Engineering and others in developing alternate methods and procedures which contribute toward more efficient and economic product manufacturing.
- Employees assigned to closed areas may be required to assist with ancillary tasks such as painting, blasting, assembly to ensure product completed.
- Performs fitting and fabrication functions as assigned.
- Must understand shop floor computerized time and attendance system and independently execute assigned responsibilities. Examples of those responsibilities are: clocking in and out upon arrival and departure from work, close production order operations when work is complete, etc.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Must have knowledge of welding symbols IAW MIL-STD-22 or ANSI/AWS A2.4.
Must have the knowledge and skill to set, use, and read precision layout and measuring instruments.
Must have the ability to read and interpret multi-paged complex blueprints.
Must possess the knowledge, skill, and ability to set up and operate metal working and welding equipment.
Must have the ability, confidence, and self-motivation to apply talents independently and with good judgment.
Must pass and maintain required weld certification. Must also be able to pass written and practical test on weld specifications and pass visual and workmanship requirements for products or programs. May be required to pass requalification tests when requested by the Company. Such requalification shall be defined by S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248.
The work requires employee to stand for long periods, stoop, bend, reach, and climb. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Cranes, hand trucks, and other lifting and moving equipment are available for heavier loads.About BAE Systems Platforms & Services The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.
We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.
See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.
What We Offer+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)
This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.
Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom