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Welder Specialist

Department: MRG
Location: San Diego, CA

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Welder Specialist in National City, CA.

Job Summary: The Welding Specialist will use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. This position is non-supervisory, but rather the Specialist serves as a team leader providing technical guidance to lower classified personnel and successfully leads the crew on large jobs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in determining schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
  • Monitors employees' work levels and review work performance.
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisor.
  • Examines objects, systems, or facilities, and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
  • May conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, and maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
  • 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 or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse basic metal segments, using processes such as flux-cored arc, carbon arc.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
  • 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.
  • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: High school diploma, GED or applicable experience.
  • 5 years related experience; shipboard welding experience.
  • Able to qualify in STICK, MIG, and TIG.
  • Experience in welding plate and pipe.
  • Able to qualify steel, stainless steel, HY steel, aluminum, and bimetallic welds.
  • Experience working off of blueprints, ship install drawings.
  • Must be able to read schematics, follow detailed instructions and be self motivated.
  • Read and interpret blueprints to plan and complete projects according to approved plan specifications.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow detailed oral and written instructions, schematics or drawings in standard English and to conduct activities in a safe manner.
  • Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Must have manual and finger dexterity; able to grasp, manipulate, assemble small objects.
  • Able to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Must be able to use hand tools and power tools safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedure appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Sound interpersonal skills needed to interface, coordinate with company personnel, customers, and outside contacts, if appropriate.
  • Time management skills to effectively manage one’s own time and others.
  • Effective oral and written communications and listening skills.
  • Must be able to obtain access to government/naval facilities.

ADA Notations:

  • Frequent standing, sitting, walking, handling, feeling with hands, reaching with arms.
  • Regular communication (hearing/speaking).
  • Occasional stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Noise conditions range from very quiet to some noise.

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

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