Aerospace Structural Welder - Little Rock AFB, AR
Strategic Technology Institute, Inc •
This worker performs fusion welding on aircraft and aerospace ground support equipment to a qualified Welding Procedures Specification (WPS), performs structural fusion welding on aerospace parts and components per the requirements of specifications as prescribed by Engineering Drawings and Work Orders. The incumbent is required to read and understand engineering drawings and welding symbols, fabricates manufacture-welded parts from engineering drawing without direct supervision, performs fusion welding and torch brazing for ground support equipment, ensuring the procedure is completed per the requirements of the national welding and brazing codes and specifications. This welder welds a wide variety of materials such as aluminum, magnesium, alloyed and low alloy steel, stainless steel and nickel alloy steels. The incumbent is required to have knowledge of the materials to select the correct filler materials and shielding gas when generating the Weld Procedure Specification (WPS), and produce flight critical welds and assist in the development process of generating Weld Procedure Specifications as mandated by welding codes and specifications. The Aerospace Structural Welder determines the sequence of welding in order to prevent or reduce the amount of warp to the weld, designs and fabricates weld holding fixtures as necessary to perform individual welding projects, performs pre-heat and post weld stress relief operations, maintains weld records. The incumbent may perform duties as a Qualified Weld Inspector by inspecting own welds and those of less qualified welders, and may perform duties such as training and re- certification in the various welding processes.
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