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Welder -- SMAW, GTAW (Weekend Shift)

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,250 employees, BWXT has eleven (11) major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


We are currently hiring a qualified SMAW (stick) and GTAW (TIG) welder for our facility in Barberton, Ohio. The individual selected for this position will set up and perform electric arc and heliarc welding operations to product pressure and strength welds in all positions on our weekend crew.


Candidates please note: This position is available on our weekend shift which consists of twelve (12) hours on Saturday and Sunday and eight (8) hours on Monday (the eight shift could be Friday instead of Monday); work thirty two (32) hours and get paid for forty (40) hours.  Scheduled off days are Tuesday through Friday or Monday through Thursday depending upon the shift.  Training will be on the Monday - Friday crew before being assigned to the weekend crew. 


Primary Duties

  • Moves material, product and equipment to and from work area. 
  • Sets up own preheat equipment as required. 
  • Positions material to be welded using positioners, horses, jigs, or tables, securing with bolts, pins, or similar devices. 
  • Activates power supply and adjusts flow meter and related welding controls and apparatus for proper amperage and voltage. 
  • Loads wire in feed rolls. 
  • Performs minor maintenance on welding equipment, such as removing dirt from wire guides, cleaning hoses, tightening or replacing small parts and units. 
  • Obtains and changes bottled gas and makes necessary hose connections.
  • Welds under any required preheat. 
  • Tack welds all positions. 
  • Removes defects and re-welds defective areas as required. 
  • Assists other classified employees in duties requiring welding. 
  • Performs grinding and arc airing, as required, to repair and finish welds. 


Minimum Qualifications

Desired candidates will have a high school diploma or GED equivalency coupled with a minimum of two (2) years’ demonstrated experience performing similar welding tasks. Lesser experience coupled with formal training and/or certification may be considered. Additionally:


  • All applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment weld screen
  • Must have the ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be able to work the weekend shift
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use of hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk to hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Pay for this position is up to $28.572 per hour and is complimented by a generous benefits package.


BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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