Certified Welding Inspector

Website Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Certified Welding Inspector Job Highlights

Title Certified Welding Inspector
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Sacramento, CA, United States
Company Kratos Defense and Security Solutions

Company Profile

Kratos develops and fields transformative, affordable systems, platforms, and products for national security and communications needs. Kratos is focused on areas where tech advances can have a force multiplier effect, such as unmanned systems, satellite communications, C4ISR, warfighter training, and combat systems.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) who will perform Certified Welding Inspections and Non-Destructive Testing on all welded components and assemblies throughout the Kratos facility.

The position performs inspections at various stages of assembly and manufacturing, including first article, in-process, and final inspection.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
  • Must possess current American Welding Society-Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certificate

Work Experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree program (Associates Degree) or vocational training a plus
  • 2 years of experience in the Quality Control Related field is preferred
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)


  • Ability to work with other fabrication and quality personnel as part of the verification process to ensure quality standards are being met
  • Assist with performing various (Non-Destructive Testing) NDT examination and documentation
  • Check weld machine setup and welding techniques of welders on work-in-progress
  • Ensure all QC operations are carried out in a timely manner
  • Ensures all welding is performed in conformance with applicable welding codes, company standards, and customer/contractual requirements
  • Interact with internal and external customers (supervisors, project managers, engineers, etc.)
  • Perform in-process and final QC inspection(s) on finished products
  • Perform visual inspections of finished welds, in-process and final assemblies
  • Reads and interprets manufacturing inspection plans, mechanical, and electrical design drawings
  • Records results of test and welding inspections

Non-Essential Job Duties-

  • Assist in the training of other personnel as required
  • Generate Discrepant Material Reports (DMR), process materials/items into and out of hold areas. Verifies remediation actions completed per DMR instructions.
  • Perform First Article (FA) inspection to validate product requirements with little to no assistance
  • Perform in-process and receiving inspection tasks, as required
  • Perform or assist with internal QMS audits
  • Prepare required inspection documentation such as written descriptions of inspection results including deviations from engineering specifications
  • Present hardware and documentation for source inspection review to customer and/or government representatives
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Ones-

  • Minimum of 5 years of CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) experience in complex component fabrication.
  • Must be a Certified Welding Inspector. (Required Certifications – NDT level 2, PT level 2 and MT level 2)
  • Must be able to generate and process inspection reports in an expeditious, thorough manner
  • Must be familiar with GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing).
  • Must be familiar with steel fabrication processes and be comfortable working in a weld shop environment
  • Must be familiar with various forms of NDT (Non-Destruction Testing) examination and documentation.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of welding practices, codes, and procedures per AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, and D1.6.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments without sacrificing the efficiency or quality of the work
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret shop drawings and welding symbols.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets and (PDF) Portable Document Formats

Preferred Ones-

  • Aerospace industry experience preferred
  • GD&T Certification
  • Security Clearance preferred

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to stand on hard surfaces, walking, bending, stooping, griping, grasping
  • Employees may generate, handle, manage, or workaround hazardous materials and hazardous wastes
  • May work extended hours or weekends
  • Office and/or manufacturing environment
  • Possibility of exposure to noise and hazardous chemicals


  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Holidays
  • Life/ADD and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)

Employer’s Statement

Kratos is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – minorities, females, vets, disabled, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class. All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit kratosdefense.submit4jobs.com.

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