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Robotic Hybrid Laser Welding Engineer - All Levels

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92186

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Closing Date:             Until Filled

Shift:                           ALL

Security Clearance:  No Clearance




Responsible for operations, procedures, systems, techniques, and equipment related to robotic/hybrid laser welding.  Lead and manage robotic/hybrid laser welding operations Coordinates with Steel production and works effectively with regulatory bodies and customer representatives. Reports directly to the Assistant Manager of the Thin Plate Panel Line. Supervises various trades as required. Maintains internal contact with Yard Maintenance, Engineering, Welding Engineering, vendors, subcontractors, customer representatives, regulatory agencies and classification societies.



  • Leads robotic/hybrid laser welding operations including, but not limited to: programming, daily maintenance, dimensional inspections, equipment inspections and weld quality visual inspections.

  • Manages programs, systems and techniques.

  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of robotic/hybrid laser welding and associated welding documentation.

  • Implements quality control procedures and monitors production to ensure compliance with requirements

  • Acts as liaison with customer representatives, classification societies, and military agencies in order to resolve welding and fabrication issues. Reviews and provides specification interpretation

  • Develops and implements welding techniques and qualifies weld procedures for specific applications.

  • Assigns work to one or more trade employees and has the authority to make effective performance recommendations.

  • Actively participates in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle times and costs.

  • Other responsibilities and duties as required.



  • Requires an Associate’s degree in Welding, Manufacturing, or similar and minimum 2 years’ experience as an Operating Robotics Technician, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Must have proven experience in Welding, Electrical Systems, Computer Programming, Personnel Management, Quality Assurance, Planning and be certified as an AWS Robotic Arc or Hybrid Laser Arc Operator.

  • Knowledge of various types of welding processes, equipment, filler materials and NDT methods.

  • Practical experience utilizing the Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) process, as well as experience operating a Hybrid Laser Arc Welding system preferred.

  • Demonstrated task management skills with a record of successfully performing assigned tasks to scheduled milestones.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to engage in independent decision-making and problem solving.

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point.



  • Must be able to climb on and around ships, including stairs, ladders, masts, and scaffolding.  Must be able to work around moving machinery, at heights and in confining or restricted spaces aboard vessels under construction/repair.  Must be able to handle stressful situations.  Must be able to operate High Reach equipment, Sky Climbers and Dock arms.  Physical dexterity must allow for bending and reaching.  Requires extended periods of standing and walking (8 hr/day).  Specific vision ability required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to lift weights up to 50 pounds.  Must have good eye/hand coordination.  Must be physically able to commute to various areas in shipyard.  Work may at times require presence in dusty and/or dirty areas. The noise level in this environment is usually moderate.




                     I $64,700 - $83,800

                    II $78,400 - $109,300

                   III $97,400 - $126,000



Salaried Roles

This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 



General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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