SJS Headquarters


US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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Skilled Trades


The Welder will perform duties using electric and gas welding processes to fabricate and repair metal parts and articles for equipment and miscellaneous structures. All welding work must pass very high standards of radiographic or NDT examinations.


Call back and emergency overtime are regular requirements of this position.


The Welder typically:

  • Plans, lays out, positions and clamps work, pre-heat metal and maintains temperature to prevent distortion; uses templates, jigs, blueprints, and other guides in repair of fabrication of light or intricately made mechanical parts fitted to close tolerances.
  • Repairs and fabricates simple and light or intricately made mechanical parts fitted to close tolerances.
  • Performs simple and precision welding and works with light, heavy gauge and hardened metals, using flat vertical, horizontal, and overhead positions.
  • Pre-heating, brazing, bead welding, tack welding, flame cutting, pressure welding, and heat-treating.
  • Independently lays out work from blueprints, specifications and oral instructions.
  • Uses accepted trade methods and a variety of welding processes such as the different gas processes, various electric arc processes including inert gas shielded ones, or a number of both gas or electric arc to weld all types of commonly used and exotic metals, alloys of various sizes, shapes, and thickness of similar and dissimilar materials.
  • Fabricates complete device and component parts for experimental devices.
  • Fabricates parts used in the maintenance of buildings, utilities, and transportation and construction equipment.
  • Fabricates parts and equipment to be installed on boats and ships.
  • Repairs metal bodies on government office furniture, and small medium and large construction facilities and equipment.
  • Reviews work to determine extent of damage, value of item versus cost of repair.
  • Repairs dents and smoothes areas for finishing, filing, or grinding, fills areas, welds or solders area, refinishes item and paints when necessary.


Operations. The Welder will perform work both indoors and outdoors as required by assigned task. The Welder shall work alone and the workload manager relies upon the knowledge and expertise of the Welder to produce a finished product that will meet all the necessary specifications and requirements of the trade. The workload manager provides aid in unusually difficult assignment and checks completed work for compliance with directions, accuracy and efficiency. The Welder shall have a good familiarity of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest’s (NAVFAC SW) Safety and Health Requirements Manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. The Welder works from ladders, scaffolding and platforms and where parts of the assigned work are in hard to reach places. The greatest weight handled individually will not exceed normal safety limits of 50 lbs. The Welder must observe posted safety precautions and wear protective equipment/clothing as required by regulations.


Processing. The Welder performs work independently; interpreting blueprints and decides the best method to complete the work. The Welder will receive work assignments by workload managers. Assignments are in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of related tasks and the blueprints, drawings or other specifications that indicate the requirements to be met. The Welder will be required to obtain certification or licensing and maintain any associated qualification requirements for work requiring special certifications or licensing (i.e. Certified Welder and Medical Gas certification).

Housekeeping. The Welder will observe established safe working procedures and ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be picked-up and stored, and municipal trash containers will be emptied.


Technical Support. The Welder must be able to adapt present knowledge and skills to new technology changes through progressive on-the-job and formal training required for this position. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, and NAVFACSW publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the government as needed.


Meetings/Conferences. The Welder shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.

Briefings. The Welder shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


The Welder must have/be:

  • Broad knowledge of the fundamental principles of weld shop practices and trade skills.
  • Able to interpret blueprints, drawings, and sketches and be able to determine the kind of weld called for by welding symbols.
  • Knowledge of different gas welding torch processes (e.g., oxyacetylene, oxyhydrogen, etc.) and arc welding processes (e.g., gas metal-arc, gas tungsten-arc, gas carbon-arc, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of the heating and welding characteristics of various metals, the proper size and compositions of electrodes or welding rods, how various metal and alloys react to different welding processes and techniques, and the proper flux to be used for each job.
  • Able to operate associated machinery and tools such as the universal punch and ironworker, abrasive radial saw, metal brake and bending machine and metal sheer.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of and be able to use tools such as, layout square, tapes, rulers and combination square.
  • Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to detect deficiencies and make repairs.


All Candidates must have/be:

a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).




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