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Welder -- SMAW, GTAW (Weekend Shift)

Date: Feb 4, 2021

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @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 $29.429 per hour and is complimented by a generous benefits package.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity.  We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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