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Welding Engineer - all levels

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


Shift:                         1st

Security Clearance: No Clearance





Plans, creates, and develop welding techniques, procedures, instructions and sequences.  Production support for all quality and cost improvement initiatives controls all welding procedure and performance qualifications.





  • Inspects Fabrication, Assembly and Erection areas checking for utilization of proper welding procedures, joint designs, and correct fit up. Develops work instructions and procedures for process improvements. Conducts training of various personnel
  • Implements quality control procedures and monitors production to ensure compliance with code requirements
  • Tracks NDT performance to evaluate quality and implements corrective action
  • Maintains liaison with owner representatives, Classification Societies, and Military agencies in order to resolve welding and fabrication issues. Reviews and provides specification interpretation
  • Evaluates the capabilities and utilization of new equipment and welding materials and coordinates successful implementation in production.
  • Develops welding techniques and qualifies weld procedures for   specific applications. Controls all testing for PQR Procedure Qualification Record and writes WPS Welding Procedure Specifications.
  • Supervises two or more workers and has the authority to make effective recommendations or decisions about hiring and firing.
  • Position exercise discretion and independent Judgment for budgets.
  • Perform and / or coordinate Data Management activities required to establish and maintain welding / brazing procedure and performance qualifications.
  • Plan, Schedule and coordinate projects to complete on schedule with project status reports and final reports.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as required.




  • Position requires the following  qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Welding Engineering, or Metallurgy, preferably in Manufacturing, Production Engineering or another engineering discipline, plus technical or on-the-job training in welding, metallurgy, testing procedures and production methods.
  • Knowledge of various types of welding processes, equipment, filler materials and NDT methods. Skill in supervision is necessary.
  • Working knowledge of welding metallurgy and welding design and weld ability of various materials.
  • Working knowledge of military standards for shipbuilding and commercial welding specifications and codes
  • AWS American Welding Society Certified welding inspector.
  • Ten plus years’ experience in a related manufacturing engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated task management skills with a record of successfully performing assigned tasks to scheduled milestones.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and work under a minimum of supervision
  • Practical experience as a welder or welding operator and capable of providing instruction and conducting training in welding theory and application.
  • Continuous upgrade in education and skills to ensure company’s competitiveness in welding.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft word, Excel and power point.
  • Requires ability to physically commute to various areas of the shipyard. Must be able to climb vertical ladders, walk scaffolding, and work at heights, and transit through manholes and other confined, congested spaces. Physical dexterity must allow for bending and reaching. Must maintain mental alertness and all safety requirements, particularly when transiting production areas.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding and cutting fumes, smoke and noise. Must be able to work in an outdoor shipyard environment.



Reports to the position of the Chief Weld Engineer. Maintains internal contact with fitting and Welding Production areas and Engineering. External contacts maintained with vendors, subcontractors, owner representatives, regulatory agencies and classification societies.



Responsible for ensuring that fabrication and welding is accomplished in accordance with contract and regulatory agency specifications.  Assure that qualified welding/brazing procedures, specifications, techniques and instructions are available to trained and qualified personnel, in order to perform work capable of meeting or exceeding contractually specified workmanship requirements.


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