Structural Welder



Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair products for submarine and surface ship applications, such as machine parts, plant equipment, equipment foundations, motors and generators, according to layouts, blueprints or work orders, using brazing and a variety of arc and gas welding equipment.



Welds metal parts together, using both gas welding or brazing and any combination of arc welding processes. Performs related tasks such as thermal cutting and grinding.  Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes and increases size of metal parts.   Positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding.  May locate and repair cracks in industrial engine cylinder heads, using inspection equipment and gas torch.  May perform repairs only. Other duties may be assigned.



High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)/Vocational School Diploma or graduate of U.S. Navy HT “A” school, apprentice school or technical school.



Must be able to certify to SMAW / GMAW / GTAW processes up to HY-100 steel / 5000 series aluminum.  Must be able to weld using a mirror.  Must have or be able to obtain a secret clearance.



Onboard various naval vessels and submarines often in cramped or confined spaces, up on masts, or in man buckets. Vessels may be in public or private shipyards, naval stations, or forward deployed sites. Vessels may be in water or in drydocks.