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Welder, Sr.



Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Curtiss-Wright Steam & Air Solutions (SAS), a business unit of Curtiss-Wright, designs, manufactures, tests and provides - Navy steam turbines and steam valves, nuclear steam turbines, and aftermarket steam parts, upgrades, and overhauls.

An exciting and challenging opportunity to work and be part of a manufacturing team in a newly built Curtiss-Wright facility in Summerville SC!

The Opportunity

Primary function as a Welder will be to fabricate and repair parts by welding to ASME IX, MIL-STD codes and engineering welding requirements.

In accordance with the primary function, perform the following:

Receive job assignment with drawing and other necessary information, including oral or written instructions from appropriate supervision or engineers when required. Read and interpret detailed part and tool drawings. Examine instructions, noting specifications and requirements. Obtain all tools, fixtures and related equipment. Prepare all surfaces, assemble and position parts, as required, to be welded, also including layout, assembly, and fabrication to drawing requirements. Assemble components or assemblies to positioners. Set up required welding and brazing equipment. Verify process specifications follow prescribed procedures and perform assigned operations in all positions, as certified. Remove slag, chip, grind, visible defects before depositing subsequent passes. Document metal joining sequences as required. Grind and prepare surfaces for nondestructive examinations, and perform magna flux or penetrant testing. Operate ovens for pre-heating, post weld heat treatment, or stress relief as required per specifications Use all types of measuring and gauging devices. Check work and record dimensions or characteristics as required. Lift lighter parts by hand. Use crane or lifting devices for heavier components. Train others when necessary. Complete weld certification testing in a timely manner to meet code, process, or base metal requirements to satisfy customer orders Maintain filler metal storage and traceability per requirements Perform routine machine and equipment checks. Maintain cleanliness, lubrication and fluid levels, and perform simple machine error recovery. Keep equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition. Observe all safety and hygiene requirements as specified and directed.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Manual, semi-automatic, automatic AC/DC welding machines and cutting equipment. Welding processes include shielded metal arc (SMAW, stick), gas metal arc welding (GMAW, mig), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW, tig or heliarc), flux core arc welding (FCAW), haradfacting (PTA) and others. Torches of all types, compressed gases, hand tools, pedestal grinders, ovens, pre-heat torches, clamps, squares, measuring instruments, gauges, personal protective equipment and other tools used in welding & fabrication. Bridge cranes, jib cranes, fork trucks, hand trucks, etc. for material handling. Computers and Manufacturing Systems.

MATERIAL: All types of welding materials, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, castings, forgings, plates, bars, pipe, fittings, sheets, assemblies, etc. Flux, fuel gas, oxygen, shielding gas, markers, insulation, carbon electrodes, protective coatings, dye penetrant materials, etc


SKILLS and COMPETENCIES: Ability to operate material handling equipment, read and interpret blueprint, layout and process worksheets, set-up and operate assigned welding equipment, maintain acceptable quality and efficiency level, and effectively communicate with others.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: High School graduate and certified welding program or equivalent. 4-6 Years of Experience Preferred

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT: Must pass entrance level weld qualification testing. Vision Test per NAVSEA Technical Publication S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 Section 5.2.12 (yearly). Welder Workmanship Training & Test per NAVSEA Technical Publication S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 Section 5.2.3 (ever three years). Lifting objects weighing 50 pounds to waist height and transporting a distance of 10 feet. Ability to perform the following tasks: pushing, pulling and lifting, requiring the individual to overcome some initial resistance. Requirement to conduct takss involving repetitions of tool use, asessing aerobic capacity and tasks where bending, twisting and streching of a body segment occurs. Tasks in which stability of body position is difficult to maintain.

  • Must be a sole US citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

This position may require exposure to information, which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.


No unsolicited agency submittals please. Agency partners must be invited to participate in a search by our and have signed terms in place prior to any submittal. Resumes submitted directly to any Curtiss-Wright employee or affiliate will not qualify for fee payment, and therefore become the property of Curtiss-Wright.

Compliance Statement

This position may require exposure to export-controlled information and subject to additional security screening. In the event information provided during the security screening reveals ineligibility to access export-controlled information, any offer of employment may be reconsidered or withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.