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This individual is responsible for performing all in-house welding work for cutting edge high-field superconducting magnets and tokamak assemblies. This individual also partners with the welding engineer and R&D engineers to develop the weld geometry and techniques, weld specs, and inspection methods needed for welded assemblies for the SPARC tokamak.
This team member will:

  • Weld and inspect large metallic structures and tooling within specified timelines and budgets
  • Set up welding processes as per specifications, incl. determining the correct equipment to use and methods based on the requirements
  • Read and analyze drawings and take detailed measurements to plan the project layout
  • Cut and join material
  • Perform hand welding or semi-automated welding. Utilize advanced forms of welding when needed. Weld components in vertical, flat, and overhead positions
  • Provide manufacturability feedback to design engineers for weld geometries and material selection
  • Perform welding equipment qualification trials
  • Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing discrepancies with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Follow safety procedures at all times

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Documented Training or Certification in most of the following: Blueprint Reading and Fabrication, Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting, Brazing, Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding, (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • 5+ years' experience as a welder on large structural systems and tooling
  • Experience with large metallic structures and manufacturing processes related to welding
  • Experience in producing welds to pass industry standard requirements

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience in welding for pressure vessel, aerospace, and/or nuclear applications
  • GTAW, GMAW, SMAW, Plasma Arc and/or Electron Beam and Laser Welding Experience
  • Experience operating mechanized or automated welding equipment
  • The ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documentation
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of various forms of welding equipment and procedures
  • The capacity to work unsupervised
  • A detailed understanding of mathematical and numerical data and calculations
  • Project and time management
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs regularly
  • Perform activities such as stooping, typing, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate industrial hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to travel occasionally or do required nights/weekends/on-call
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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $30.00 - $41.00 per hour


  • Day shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person