Aluminum Structural Welder - A Class

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Aluminum Structural Welder - A Class

Mobile, Alabama




Job Description

The general purpose of this position is to weld simple to complex aluminum components and/or structures while meeting all safety, quality and schedule requirements.


  • Working in compliance with all safety, quality, environmental and health requirements, weld a variety of aluminium configurations including, but not limited to:
    • Single-pass and multi-pass fillets in all positions, for all joint and material thickness configurations
    • Multi-pass full penetration joint details, for all joint and material thickness configurations
  • May instruct and mentor less-skilled welders, as assigned
  • Works with a sense of urgency, efficiency and productive out put
  • Maintains safe work practices and adheres to safety policies and procedures
  • Ensure correct construction procedures are adhered to in compliance with standards and project specifications
  • Ability to work shifts or overtime as required, must be flexible
  • Maintain housekeeping, keep worksite free of rubbish, keep materials and equipment stowed in an orderly manner
  • Capable of keeping waste of consumables and material to an absolute minimum
  • Accountable for completion of daily work assignments including the completion and signatures for work completion and quality
  • Assists Welders, Fitters, Apprentices, and Trades Assistants with daily tasks as directed
  • Assists or work with other trades or employees as directed (May be assigned tasks outside craft as required)
  •   Monitors working environment for compliance with quality, safety, environmental and health regulations and report deficiencies to supervisor
  • Must comply with the “Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be professional and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment
  •   Must comply with Employee Handbook




  • High School Diploma/GED OR two years of maritime experience.
  • High level of pride in workmanship
  • Ability to weld in uncomfortable positions where applicable
  • Minimum of 1 year as a B-Class Welder at Austal producing advance fillet welds or 2 years of GMAW MIG aluminum welding experience at a comparable employer
  • Ability to pass A Class skills evaluation test to demonstrate welding ability for full penetration joint details
  • Ability to successfully complete onboarding procedures in preparation to pass AL CV weld qualification test requirements to meet contract requirements for A Class welding on the vessel.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld fillets for material thicknesses 4mm- 25mm
  • Demonstrated ability to weld gusset toe and wraps with minimal blending required.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld frame wraps and terminations with minimal blending required.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld T-Bar wraps and terminations with minimal blending required.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld into corners / vertical intersections with minimal blending required
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and correct basic weld pick up, with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to terminate stich welds with minimal weld correction to address minor cosmetic or weld defects
  • Demonstrated ability to weld continuously for 400mm
  • Demonstrated ability to back step and sequence weld based upon provided information and/or good welding practices
  • Demonstrated ability to weld multi-pass fillets with only cosmetic correction required
  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions
  • Good mechanical aptitude with ability to produce consistent quality
  • Ability to inspect and correct basic weld pick-up without supervision
  • Good listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination; good spatial orientation
  • Ability to consistently meet production deadlines
  • Ability to read and interpret and work from construction drawings, job specifications, instruction manuals, manufacturer’s handbooks, change orders and contract specifications to obtain weld sizing information and material edge preparation requirements
  • Ability and willingness to work with and to teach less-skilled workers
  • Ability to maintain and perform routine preventive maintenance on welding equipment
  • Ability to wear required PPE


TOOLS: Miller saws, sanders, grinders, burr motors, band saws, skill saws, saws-all, weld machine and applicable components etc.

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