in Lima, OH

Welder Job

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  • Job Location

    Lima, OH, US

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    Manufacturing and Production

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    Full Time

Requisition Number: 1820
Location: Joint Systems Manufacturing Center - Lima, OH
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Education Required: High School Diploma
Relocation Provided: No
Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years
Department: Hull And Comp Fab - L5875 (Direct)

Position Description:
Operate GMAW welding equipment.
Follow prescribed welding procedures.
Obtain required welding certifications to weld various metals in specific positions.
Welding to include operation of slag tool, pre-heating, air arching, grinding, plasma cutting equipment.
Ability to fabricate large military vehicle assemblies (modify parts, verify acceptable weld joint configurations).
Must operate JIB crane, radio controlled overhead crane, pendant crane.
Perform pre and/or post operation and safety checks of equipment.

Position Requirements:
Successful applicant must be U.S. Citizen willing and able to obtain / maintain a security clearance.
Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
Must satisfy weld entrance exam.
Must satisfy skills test- including vision, audio, respirator clearance, physical.
Two (2) years welding experience is preferred.
May be required to certify on various metals and alloys.
May be required to obtain radio overhead crane license.
Understanding and previous experience with operator verification systems, preferred.
Must be able to obtain three (3) welding certifications (flat, horizontal, vertical) within a 6 week timeframe.

Working Conditions and Environment:
Learning and understanding the fundamentals of General Dynamics weld procedures and requirements.
Learning and understanding the function of General Dynamics Quality systems
Lifting and handling various parts (including weld wire) -- minimum of 60 lb. weight handling limit.
Climbing ladders and into and onto structures.
Potential for walking and standing on uneven surfaces.
Bending, kneeling, standing, stooping.
Working in and around dust and fumes.
Working in areas with a high noise volume.
Welding hood is required at all times.
Depending upon departmental assignment wearing a respirator may be required.
Using hand tools including, but not limited to sledge hammer, pry bar, large wrenches, air/gas couplings.
Operating radio controlled crane for lifting and moving material.
Overtime and off-shift work may be required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact benefits@gdls.com for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

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