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Student Welder

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

Responsible for all phases of hull construction. Student position encompasses 8 weeks of hands on training in specified trade. Welds assembly plating as specified by NASSCO and Navy Standards. Able to follow written/oral instructions. Welds fabricated cast or forged components according to specifications knowledge of welding characteristics of metal.


1. Welds parts in position for fabrication of vessels, tanks or other structural assemblies.

2. Uses carbon electrodes to cut, shape, and groove metal.

3. May prepare workplace for welding by cleaning and/or preheating.

4. Examines weld sizes of weld beads. Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce costs.


Required Education/Training

High school education/equivalent preferred. Successful completion of NASSCO training program. Students will learn to weld in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Working knowledge of different metals and alloys commonly welded, various electrode types and sizes and accepted procedures and practices used in all types of welding. Training is focused on the ability to weld various sizes and shapes of metal objects such as pipe, channel iron, tanks, structural forms, plate metal, sheet metal, etc. not involving high pressure. Must have the mechanical and technical knowledge and skill to perform operator maintenance on all equipment pertinent to the position. Must be able to work from procedure and other specifications. Knowledge of Navy and Commercial standards is helpful.


Experience (type and preferred # of years)


• Excellent eye hand coordination • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently • Ability to climb ladders and work at heights • Able to work in confined spaces • Ability to work independently with little supervision • Must have problem solving skills • Must have a good understanding of math and measurements • Must have 20/20 OR correctable vision • Must be able to demonstrate flexibility and versatility with respect to work tasks • Must possess observation skills, ability to respond quickly, good judgment and on-going safety awareness • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and to communicate effectively (in English) required.


Unique/Additional Requirements


Must be able to work all shifts and at heights. Must show at least two years of continuous, stable and verifiable employment, and/or training. May consider NASSCO approved training program. Construction or manufacturing background preferred and have strong mechanical skills. Frequent carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, manual dexterity, reaching, seeing, hearing, occasional kneeling, reclining and finger dexterity. Maintain safety awareness and ability to follow directions.



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