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Welder (Aluminum)

Job Tracking ID:  85347-289777
Location:   Dallastown, PA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  August 14, 2019
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Job Description:


To join metals using GTAW and GMAW (Mig) welding processes and to cut metals using Oxy-Fuel cutting torch or plasma Arc cutting equipment.  Must be proficient in welding Thin gage aluminum with the GTAW (Tig) and GMAW (Mig) processes and able to pass various welding tests in accordance with various AWS welding codes and Military Standards and Specifications.



  • Receives instructions verbally or from job cards and/or detailed prints.
  • May be required to perform up to three types of welding processes including GMAW & GTAW in accordance with various AWS and Military Codes and Specifications. More senior level position may also require the ability to Oxy-Fuel weld.
  • Must be able to read and understand Blueprints (drawings) and associated welding symbols
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
  • Assists with and/or constructs welding jigs and fixtures; some layout required. More senior level position includes designing the layout.
  • Selects proper welding parameters, and electrodes/filler metals for the particular type metal to be welded which may include ferrous and non-ferrous metals (i.e., aluminum, steel, stainless steel).
  • Performs tack welding and Oxygen/Fuel torch for heating and cutting.
  • Chips, grinds and cleans welds as necessary.
  • Performs other tasks associated with welding, such as joining preparation, clamping, measurement verification, inspection of completed welds and providing count of completed pieces.
  • Uses test equipment (i.e., fixed gages, fillet weld gages, pressure gages) to check work.
  • Senior level position aids in design and debugging of new welding fixtures; assists in establishing and qualifying welding procedure specifications (WPS).
  • Uses various tools and machines which may include GMAW, GTAW welding equipment, automatic welding gun, plasma cutter, oxygen/fuel torch, various grinding apparatus, and other tooling and equipment as needed.
  • Safely operate overhead cranes and hoists
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.


 Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned



 This position has no supervisory responsibilities 

Experience and Skills:


Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

Ability to adhere to workplace rules

Basic computer skills required

Working knowledge of welding equipment, working properties of metals and knowledge of fusion of metals. Must be able to read detail and assembly prints.

Must be able to pass welder certifications test.


Problem Solving   

Tasks are varied but follow clearly established procedures or readily understood instructions.

Analysis requires use of information from several sources.  Some search into unfamiliar areas is frequently necessary.


Decision Making/ Accountability         

Duties, objectives, and results have an impact on quality, accuracy, usefulness of results; some tasks call for latitude and decision making requiring judgment in deviating from standard practice.

Works under very general supervision.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy.



May participate in giving advice, guidance, direction, and training to junior staff as required.


Education/Licensure/ Credentials

High school graduate or equivalent. Vocational degree in welding or equivalent experience.



2 years on-the-job training



Shop Floor Environment

Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

Ability to perform repetitive motion (rotating wrists, keyboarding, using small/large tools)

Ability to lift  up to 50 pounds

Ability to tolerate constant noise (i.e., machine motors)

Ability to pass a Pulmonary Function Test

Ability to follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   At least 3 Years
Level of Education:   High School/GED
Starting Date :   ASAP