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Fabrication Technician

Government and Military

Aircraft Technician


Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Job Summary

Knowledge of work hazards and safety requirements in welding and metal fabrication, including the proper use and care of tools, equipment; techniques, materials of the welding trade (example: gas, MIG, ARC welding, and the techniques of brazing and soldering nonferrous metals). Skilled in the use of a cutting torch, repairing and fabricating ferrous and nonferrous metals and assemblies utilizing MIG, TIG, and gas welding techniques.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs specialized welding and fabricating duties related to vehicle and equipment in the creation of target assets.
  • Performs specific job-shop welding and fabrication assignments related to the custom operational requests and requirements.
  • Performs work at a journey-level and includes being proficient in multiple welding processes such as: arc welding (SMAW), metal inert gas (MIG) welding, tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, flux core welding (FCAW), plastic welding, hard facing, oxygen/acetylene welding, and brazing.
  • Performs work in plasma cutting, oxygen/acetylene cutting, tempering, flame straightening, air carbon-arc cutting, sheet metal cutting/bending, iron worker use, and pipe bending. , oxygen/acetylene cutting torches, air carbon-arc/plasma cutting equipment and grinders.
  • For heavier or unstable loads, operate forklifts, use cranes, jacks, slings, carts, and co-workers assistance as needed.
  • May be required to develop time and material estimates for custom fabrication and modifications to equipment as required.
  • Must be able to calculate time and material required to complete custom fabrications.
  • Equipment being fabricated or repaired shall be completed in accordance to the best known current manufacturing practices relative to design, materials, strength, quality, durability, safety, and workmanship. This work must be completed in accordance with the latest codes, standards, and practices of the industry.
  • Requires the use of independent judgment in selecting the repair methods, equipment, and materials used to accomplish assignments.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Work is mainly performed outdoors in all types of weather, and employee may be exposed to extremes of climate and temperatures. Employee will also work in an environment that is moderately lighted, heated and ventilated, is exposed to disagreeable fumes and to cuts and bruises from using tools in close placed and hazards of moving vehicles such as forklifts and sweepers in shop area. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. Frequently lifts items weighing 40-45 pounds and occasionally in excess of 50 pounds. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, or may include unsafe conditions, questioning nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve unmitigated hazards, and providing feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues.

Communication with supervisors, coworkers, vendors and representatives from other Departments or locations to establish and maintain effective working relationships, and accept information to develop repair procedures, perform welding and fabrication functions. Communication may require multiple styles including orally, written, or electronically (e-mail), or at times a combination of several forms. Requires the ability to provide accurate written repair estimates including labor, material, and estimate time of completion. Assists in training coworkers in repair and/or metal fabrication.

Minimum Requirements

  • Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to AWS journey-level experience, considerable (3 - 5 years) in fabrication and welding using MIG, TIG, SMAW, oxygen/acetylene, and brazing processes.
  • Technical training preferred but not required.
  • Mathematics Skills.
  • Professional Knowledge of welding symbols, fitting and blueprint reading skills.
  • Ability to work with complicated welding tools like oxfuel, mag-drills, welding manipulators, general fabrication equipment, etc. Proficient with torches and plasmas.
  • CDL Class C.
  • CPR/First Aid.
  • MUST be able to meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain the required government security clearance and access to the work location; must be a US citizen.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and Fit-for-Duty physical.
  • Must be able to work in a remote location with limited medical personnel and facilities.
  • Will need to bring: Social Security Card, original state issued birth certificate or Naturalization Certificate, valid state issued driver’s license, and certifications listed in Additional Mandatory Requirements.