Structural MIG Fitter/Welder

May 15, 2020
Job Description


FlexDecks, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. We are a small, team oriented manufacturing company where everyone can make a difference.

The Structural MIG Fitter/Welder will Perform the operations of fitting, GMAW aluminum welding, brazing, and cutting using gas and electric welding equipment and accurately read drawings. As part of the Fabrication Team, this position plays an important part in producing platform components, while ensuring proper form, fit & function of an overall quality product. Prior aluminum welding experience required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Ability to pass 2G aluminum plate test using GMAW.
• Ability to read and operate a tape measure, square, and angle finder.
• Ability to figure angle/pitch from rise & run; basic understanding of angles.
• Knowledge of common electric/pneumatic power tools and their safe operation:
o Drills
o Angle Grinders
o Die Grinders
o Wire Brushes/Cleaning Materials
• Knowledge of common processing tools and material handling equipment related to metal fabrication:
o Gas Torch
o Plasma Torch
o Band saw
o Overhead Cranes
o Forklifts
• Proficiency with aluminum and carbon steel TIG welding a plus and additional knowledge of various fabrication tools & type/methods desirable but not required.
• Knowledge and experience fabricating different material types and grades, i.e., carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (6061/5052, etc.).
• Basic knowledge and understanding of welding procedure specifications (WPS).
• Ability to receive and understand specific instructions and carry out those instructions to completion.
• Ability to understand engineering drawings and written work instructions, as well as comprehend the design intent conveyed through those documents.
• Ability to communicate in English required, both written & verbal skills.
• Position requires work in an open machine & fabrication shop production area. Must have the ability to walk long distances, ascend/descend stairs & stand for long periods of time within a noisy shop environment with fluctuating temperatures/humidity.
• Proper personal protection equipment is required in all fabrication shop areas and safety rules and policies must be complied with at all times.
• This position requires turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, bending and flexing the arms, waist, legs, wrists, fingers, as well as functional hearing, vision, and voice (English).
• This position requires ability to safely lift (bend ones knees) and handle up to 50 lbs.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

• Familiarize, understand and abide by all FlexDecks employment policies such as work hours/days, quality standards, drug screening, safety guidelines, and all policies outlining employee behavior.
• Familiarize, understand, and use all standard operating procedures determined by FlexDecks and equipment manufacturers in relation to use of fabrication equipment.
• Ensure that product standards, both quality and quantity are met.
• Interpret dimensions, material types, and material grades on cut lists or drawings.
• Apply all safety measures when working in the shop and with machines/power tools.
• Maintain a positive attitude and further develop and maintain a cohesive team-oriented work environment with all employees, vendors, and customers, and support the company in all decisions.
• May be asked by management to perform other tasks beyond those listed.

Education & Experience:

• Education: High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent.
• Certification(s): Documented welding certifications for GMAW process
• Experience: Two plus (2+) years in gas metal arc welding (GMAW), i.e., fitting and structural welding experience. Specifically, the fabrication of aluminum wrought alloys of various thicknesses and material grades.
• Veteran/Military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

• Must have reliable transportation to and from work
• Willing to undergo drug/alcohol and background screens in accordance with local laws and regulations.
• United States Work Authorization Required.

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment with a competitive salary, major medical, and paid time off.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application on our website at https://flexdecks.com/apply-online/

You may also Fax or Email us your resume.

Fax: 832-550-2355
Email: hr@flexdecks.com
Subject Line: Welder

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