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Jacobs Welder / Craft Tech Intermediate / P2 Scientist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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Your Impact:

The candidate will work in the Model, Machine, and Fabrication shop, and with its personnel supporting research facilities and combustors in an industrial setting. They will be responsible for the design, layout, fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of industrial equipment and systems, as well as custom prototype devices. The candidate will work closely with other trades and technicians, often helping them complete their projects as needed to meet schedule requirements.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

HS diploma plus trade school, at least 3 Years’ experience working as a welder.

Skill Requirements:

  • Experienced welding stainless steel, aluminum, and carbon steel. Both intricate and structural welding on all metals is required, including:

  • Tig weld aluminum .062 and up

  • Tig weld stainless .03 and up

  • Mig weld mild and stainless steel

  • Layout, design, fit-up, bending and installation of stainless-steel tubing and pipe on sizes 1/8 inch to 10-inch.

  • Fabrication of intricate sampling apparatus from stainless steel.

  • Must be able to fabricate from a design, drawing or a researcher’s concept or idea.

  • Control inventory of basic stock material, tooling, and hardware needed to perform work.

  • Must be able to operate or willing to learn how to operate all shop machines and equipment including brakes, grinders, sanders, welders, drill presses, band saws, power tools. All associated wood shop equipment including table saws, panel saws, and miter saws etc.

  • Ensure the Shop Services Request Forms are completed and submitted properly.

  • Working knowledge of other trades and skills such as electrical, machining, welding, pipe fitting and shop operations in an industrial setting.

  • Good general house keeping a must.

  • Must be able to work in safe manner and participate in all safety programs.

  • Must be willing to work outside your trade as a general shop technician when welding duties are lite.

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position


% of Time

  • Lifting up to 50lbs 20% of the time

  • Climbing ladders 5% of the time

  • Crawling 5% of the time

  • Working overhead 10% of the time

  • High noise levels 10%

  • Bending down 10%of the time

  • Working in awkward positions 30%

Description of Work Environment


% of Time

  • Working inside industrial fabrication shop, high bays and labs 70% of the time

  • Working outside in the heat and cold 25% of the time

  • Working around hot combustors 10% of the time

  • Driving work vehicles5%

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks


% of Time

  • Industrial fabrication shop equipment 80%

  • Industrial pipe threader 5% of the time

  • Torch 10%

  • Forklifts and platform lifts 10%

  • Industrial power, and cordless tools 50%

  • Industrial hand tools 50%

Criticality of Attendance


% of Time

  • Regular days 95% of the time

  • Overtime < 5% of the time

  • Travel < 5 % of the time

Other Essential Functions

The candidate must:

  • Have good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Be able to work as part of team.

  • Be willing to work outside your trade to help the team meet the client’s needs.

  • Good computer skills, including working with Microsoft Word and Excel

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