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Company: Scaled Composites
Location: Mojave
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Welder will fabricate parts, support fixtures, and tools for prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. This position will work with shop and engineering personnel to help fabricate and modify parts and tools to support programs throughout the entire process. These parts and tools are prototype one-off non-production pieces requiring a high level of attention to detail. This role reports directly to the Lead Welder.Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:Manufacture, repair, modify and recondition a wide variety of unique aircraft parts and support structuresLay out, position, and secure parts and assemblies according to specifications using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and rulerWeld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positionsDetermine required equipment and welding method while applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniquesSet up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools to perform precision machining operationsRead and study blueprints, drawings, and engineering directions to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine the need for adjustments or repairs; maintain machines by applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining proceduresWork with engineering on solutions for tough-to-machine partsManage time to meet critical schedule requirementsMaintain a safe environment in and around machines, guiding others entering the machine environmentRequired Qualifications: Experience with TIG, MIG, arc, and oxy/acetylene processes as well as plasma cutting and arc gouging Knowledge of alloys including their characteristics and procedures of how to work with them Strong mechanical background Must be capable of holding tight tolerancesProficiency in schematic/blueprint reading and basic math functionsProficiency in the use of measuring tools such as scales, calipers, and micrometersBe familiar with the safe operating procedures of standard shop equipment such as angle grinders, pedestal grinders, tool room lathes, engine lathes, universal milling machines, drill presses, arbor presses, broaching operations, bench work, and other standard shop-related equipment Good communication skills, including reading and following verbal and written instructionsAbility to work independently with minimum supervisionAbility to adapt to configuration changes common in research and developmentMust be flexible and be able to adjust to the changing needs of the companyAbility to adapt to program schedules and support needs of all programsWillingness and ability to work in a fast-paced research and development environment and a team atmosphereAbility to plan the work sequence of operationDesired Qualifications: 2+ years of relevant experience working safely with turning and milling equipment to manufacture precision components using standard shop practicesExperience with machine shop and sheet metal fabricationKnowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenanceAbility to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is neededEssential Job Functions:Occasional lifting 50+ lbs.Must have sufficient agility to work in the interior of an aircraft structure. Will need to bend, stoop, squat, and/or kneel to occasionally work in cramped, tiring, and uncomfortable positions.Ability to work overhead for prolonged periods of time including lifting up to 10-15 pounds.Standing 95% of the day, sometimes 8.5 - 12 hours per day.Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for an assigned task.Work with composite materials such as epoxy resin systems, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and foam/core products. Will also work closely with chemicals, such as acetone and alcohol.May be exposed to dirt, oil, fuel, grease, and hydraulic fluids.Able to adapt to altered schedules.Occasional pushing/pulling of heavy tools and tables (75-100 + lbs., with assistance).Manual dexterity to handle small parts, and tools and to manipulate composite material to various shapes using pressure.Repetitive hand and arm motions including, but not limited to, trimming, sanding, and/or grinding of materials.Occasional sitting computer work Vision at close distances and ability to adjust focus.Ability to operate a forklift and/or other heavy machinery including occasional driving of company-owned vehicles.Must be able to pass and maintain 'pass' status on OSHA-approved Pulmonary Fitness Test (PFT) in order to wear a respirator for prolonged periods of time.Work on varied work surfaces/environments, including but not limited to working in a busy shop environment, cold room, or in/on aircraft structures including raised platforms including but not limited to ladders, scaffolding, and stairs.Work may be performed inside or outside of buildings. May be exposed to changing weather conditions.Must be able to read and understand SDS.Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace.

Keywords: Scaled Composites, Lancaster , Welder, Other , Mojave, California

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