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Welder I

Department: MRG
Location: Portsmouth, VA

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking a full time Welder I in Portsmouth, VA.

Summary: Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates safety equipment, and uses safe work habits.

  • Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.

  • Ignites torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.

  • Clamps, holds, tack-welds, heat-bends, grinds and/or bolts component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.

  • Detects faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials, and notify supervisors.

  • Operates 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.

  • Monitors the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.

  • Examines work pieces for defects, and measure work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.

  • Recognizes, sets up, and operates hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.

  • Lays out, positions, aligns, and secures parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • 1 to 2 years previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain base access to assigned government/military installations.

  • 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, weld dissimilar metals, weld parts and structures that vary in size, shape and thickness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification and experience as a forklift and man-lift operator.

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

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