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Job ID: 666826BR Date posted: May. 15, 2024 Program: Metal Fabrication
Description:To set up and operate all gas, electric arc, and orbital tube, welding equipment to perform the work described herein. To read and interpret detail assembly blueprints, loft data and sketches. To have a complete knowledge of the techniques of gas, inert gas-arc, electric arc, carbon arc, and orbital tube welding of various metals and their alloys. To exercise techniques and ability to avoid excessive warping and distortion. To apply a knowledge of materials and processes for proper welding. To set up and operate single and multiple head profile cutting torch machines. To understand techniques involved in cutting metals by gas methods. To verify shop orders and requisitions and record material disbursed. To use power tools, scales, precision measuring instruments, shop mathematics, algebra and all metal fitting hand tools
Basic Qualifications:
A Candidate is required to have the following minimum levels of experience:

Three years of documented experience which includes electric arc, gas tungsten arc, and gas metal arc welding processes.

Candidate is required to be proficient in multiple processes of welding. Candidate must be able to read and interpret detail assembly blueprints.
Desired Skills:
Have certification from: The American Welding Society document D17.1 “Specification for Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications” is the industry standard that covers weld operator qualification and is the basis for certification at LM Aero.

The following items summarize the required knowledge and skills to be demonstrated by a candidate for the job of aerospace weld operator using GTAW:

• Shall be experienced in all aspects of the GTAW process including, but not limited to, the basic theory of operation, process fundamentals, capabilities and limitations, welding machine setup, and operator level maintenance.

• Will be capable of making acceptable welds in all common welding positions including flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead.

• Will be capable of welding all joint configurations including butt joint, corner joint, edge joint, lap joint, and T-joint in both flat sheet and tube product forms.

• Will be capable of welding multiple material groups (steel, aluminum, titanium, corrosion resistant steel, and nickel based alloys) over a wide range of thicknesses.

• Will be able to interpret industry standard weld symbols and shall have a basic knowledge of weld size measurement, visual inspection, and weld defect types.

• Will have a basic knowledge of weld jigs and assembly tooling, be able to prepare basic joint designs, and perform any other necessary steps prior to welding.

• Shall have the corrected or non-corrected visual acuity necessary to pass the eye exam requirements necessary for subsequent certification
Clearance Level: None
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Assembly/Laborers
Type: Full-Time
Shift: Second
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