Job Title:


Aviation Maintenance
Job Division:
LAUNCH Aviation Jobs - Welder
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Job Summary:



LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking a Welder for a position in Coxsackie, New York.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


The Welder III lays out, fits, and welds fabricated and machined components to assemble structural forms such as inlet ducts, drain assemblies, and various aircraft structural and sheet metal components.

  • Ability to pass vision exam requirements per weld spec AWS D17.1 is critical to this position.
  • Proficient in writing Standard Operation Procedures (SOP).
  • Able to design, build or rework tooling as needed.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting issues.
  • Is a Certified Weld Inspector.
  • Can work independently and is capable of training others to complete complex welding jobs.
  • Has achieved the necessary experience to successfully solve manufacturing problems.
  • Utilizes leadership skills towards achieving Manufacturing Cell goals.
  • Perform GTAW (TIG) welding on Titanium, Nickel, Aluminum and stainless steel alloys ranging from .032 to .125” thick sheet stock.
  • Weld on circumferential positioners, performing groove and fillet welds.
  • Understands and follows internal and external customer specifications that govern welding processes.
  • Perform entry-level TIG welding operations on a line of standard and repetitive parts as specified by layout, welding diagram or work instructions.
  • Proficient ability to read and interpret sketches and engineering drawings and blueprints.
  • Able to effectively utilize basic shop math skills, e.g. fractions and decimals.
  • Proficient with the use of all inspection equipment including height gage, dial indicators, micrometers, scales pi tapes and calipers.
  • Able to read, understand and advocate for internal procedures and policies.
  • Understands and follows through on both verbal and written instructions.
  • Understands and uses the concepts taught relating to Lean Manufacturing Principles and 6-S guidelines.
  • Bolts, clamps, and tack welds parts to secure in position for welding.
  • Positions parts in jigs or fixtures on table or floor, or clamps parts together along lay out marks.
  • Provides tool design criteria to IPT for tool fabrication as required.
  • Provides manufacturing times and procedures to the quoting process as required.
  • Certified or able to be certified to weld all required joints and positions.
  • Examines work of other welders periodically to verify that deposited welds and pertinent dimensions are within specified limits.
  • Team oriented with continuous improvement outlook.
  • Is familiar with basic BAAN sessions to effectively resolve schedule and planning issues
  • Observes and advocates all safety rules while performing tasks.
  • Repairs broken or cracked parts/tools per rework instructions.
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of GD&T and has attended a GD&T introductory course.
  • Repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping and reassembling
  • Perform related tasks such as thermal cutting, spot welding and seam welding.
  • Selects equipment and plans layout, assembly, and welding.
  • Properly adjusts welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and/or pulse as specified by work order or joint welding procedure.
  • 3-plus years of GTAW (TIG) thin gage welding experience in lieu of formal training.
  • Occasional use of sheet metal equipment including rolls, snips, die grinders, dollies and Planisher.
  • Assists the Cell Team Leader and M.E. in audit preparations.
  • Conducts cell Safety and 6S audits.
  • Is able to proficiently weld inside of an argon welding chamber or glove box.
  • Can identify weld fixture or tooling deficiencies and recommend a repair or improvement to the Cell M.E.
  • Has basic MS office skills and can create spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Is a certified first piece inspector.
  • Is a Certified Visual Weld Inspector.
  • Has gained experience on all of the DASNY work statement.
  • Has read and understands F-SOP-150 and F-SOP-180.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

Qualifications and requirement:

  • 3+ years of GTAW (TIG) thin gage welding experience in lieu of formal training.
  • One-year certificate from college or technical school
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on, thin gage work experience required
  • Ability to pass vision exam requirements per weld spec AWS D17.1 is critical to this position.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must qualify for any and all required certificates.
  • Certified or able to be certified to weld all required joints and positions.
  • Is a certified first piece inspector.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Annual baseline hearing test is required.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass Background Check and Urinalysis. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Why Choose LAUNCH?

A team of aviation staffing experts leads LAUNCH. We understand the challenges of finding the top aviation jobs and we focus on linking you with the best openings in the most sought-after locations.

LAUNCH offers you an ACA compliant benefit package including company-sponsored medical insurance with multiple plans to choose from. Our Minimum Essential Coverage is offered to every employee who does not have coverage elsewhere at no cost to you! LAUNCH also offers a 401(k) program with a company match. Plus, you join the LAUNCH Loyalty Club on your first day, earning you extra cash bonuses, apparel and safety rewards.


If you’re ready to LAUNCH your career, you’ve found an employer that can take you to new heights.