*TIG Welder in LaPorte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:
Work as a team member to production weld and/or weld repair castings, dies, molds, fixtures and miscellaneous equipment per weld procedures and customer specifications.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are performed primarily in manufacturing areas where compliance with applicable safety rules is required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts, exposed to fumes or airborne particles, welder’s arc, potential of low voltage shock, and moderate heat during the summer months. The noise level is moderate.

EHS Requirements
  • Expected to assist in the implementation of EHS Values and policy statements and accompanying principals.
  • Comply with all department, facility, corporate and regulatory EHS regulations
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Report all job-related illness and injuries (Per Employee Handbook).

Quality Statement
The products we manufacture are used in important industries - transporting goods and people; the defense of our country; critical energy infrastructure for hospitals and public safety. Livelihoods and lives depend upon the products we manufacture. What we do as an organization is important and the first, and best, “line of defense” against non-conforming products escaping to our customers is you. A simple message: don’t take it, don’t make it, and don’t pass it.

Equipment Used:

• GTAW Equipment (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee is required to execute the following:

• Occasional bending, reaching, pushing and pulling when retrieving and moving various items

• Lifting intermittently of various items. Typically, assistance would be provided for weights exceeding 35 pounds

• Position may require more than eight hours daily and more than five days weekly to complete work assignments

• Sitting in chairs (swivel, padded, and adjustable) approximately 75% of the time

• Squatting / crouching when retrieving stored items from lower shelves and file cabinets, making equipment / product inspections, etc

• Standing approximately 25% of the time

• Visual monitoring of computer screens

• Visual viewing of processing equipment, precision measuring instruments, prints, reports, manuals, procedures and an assortment of printed items

• Visual requirements for this position are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

• Weld helmet and gloves required

• Clean work areas and maintain a clean work environment; perform 5S cleaning activities as required.
Compliance With the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations
Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits).
We live our Values and measure our success by the success of our customers, shareholders, communities and people. Arconic’s success is driven by the advantage created by the collective efforts of its employees, and is dependent upon a diverse, inclusive environment that embraces change, new ideas, respect for the individual and fosters an equal opportunity for success. We have zero tolerance for discrimination, intimidation or harassment of any kind.

Basic Qualifications

Essential Functions:

• Must be able to read and interpret Product Criteria (PC) and Activity Instructions (AI).

• Operate GTAW welding equipment, hand tools(air gun, stones, burrs) argon chills, stainless steel brushes, degreaser, clamps and fixtures

• Apply weld identification

• Vision standards

• Pushing/pulling/lifting

• Must be able to function as a member of a team and be able to work under general supervision.

• Must be able to work and function in a fast-paced environment.

• Basic knowledge of computers

• Must be able to maintain expected quality levels

Job Responsibilities:
Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Welding Requirements:

• Must be able to successfully complete welders' certification tests in nickel, cobalt and iron based alloy groups within (5) months of training. Tests based on successful results in FPI, X-ray and metallography.

• Must be able to successfully complete Welder Trainee Testing Criteria.

• Must pass visual acuity examination required for certified welder position.

• Formalized training in Manual Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) required.

• Experience in routing out casting defects and blending welds preferred.

• Mechanical ability required.

• Proficiency in use of gauges and measuring skills required. Weld wire test slugs for wire certification

• Weld repairs/fixtures for tool room

• Weld heat thermo couples for heat treat

• Weld for maintenance

• Weld fixtures for layout

• Monitor argon purity and repair/build argon backups

• Support of cells as needed

• Preparation of surface area for weld and/or blending as needed

• Complete and maintain paperwork

• Operate hoist system

• Production/Fabrication weld

• Performs other work related duties as assigned

• Employees are expected to work overtime as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

• Weld repair / production weld (fabrication weld) castings to "Class A" requirements (FPI
and X-Ray acceptance).

• Occasional maintenance and fixture welding on various alloys including aluminum.

• Fabrication of copper backups used to perform welds.

• Operate all aspects of the production AC/DC power source and all components of the weld
torch that are used to perform the job.

• Determine weld wire alloy designation and sizes.

• Determine allowable weld sizes and locations.

• Determine correct power source parameters.

• Determine gas settings for welding torch and backups

Weld Blend/Prep Route Out Requirements:

• Must successfully meet Grade 3 for Prep Route Out / Weld Blend

• Must be able to successfully complete weld blend training program within (3) months
unless otherwise instructed by Area Leader. Tests based on successful results in Blend limits and Visual criteria according to the Work Instructions.

• Previous experience in routing out casting defects and blending welds preferred.

• Mechanical ability required.

Job Specifications:
1. Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED required

2. Skills and Abilities:

• Proficiency in manual Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) with remote foot controls

Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which required a U.S. person status. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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