IGT Welder

Website Howmet Aerospace

IGT Welder Job Highlights

Title IGT Welder
Type Full Time
Experience 2+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Hampton, VA, United States
Company Howmet Aerospace

Company Profile

Howmet Aerospace provides advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, and forged wheels for commercial transportation.

Job Profile

The company is looking for an IGT Welder who will weld to repair castings that have surface or internal defects, which makes the casting unacceptable to the customer and also welds caps or core plugs on some products.

Educational Qualification

Work Experience

  • 2+ years of TIG welding experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Requires passing a weld test per AWS D17.1


  • Ability to analyze engineering drawings and specifications to perform welding operations where procedural information is unavailable.
  • Check work after completion of each operation in a job or completed the job to ensure it is complete per product specification or work instruction.
  • Construct copper back-ups when necessary
  • Effectively communicate with management/supervisors, engineering staff, and planners to achieve yield efficiency.
  • Ensure that the proper weld procedure, type of material, and rod size are accurately assessed for each welding project.
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved disposal receptacles.
  • Log and map welds
  • Make a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly.
  • Modify, repair, assemble, and fabricate copper back-ups as needed based on part geometry and specification requirements.
  • Operate and maintain welding equipment
  • Operate general shop equipment and vehicles (hoists, manual pallet jacks, electric pallet jacks, power tools, etc.)
  • Perform necessary adjustments to the power source gauges. Hold argon CFH from 5-30 CFH. Welding at variable amperage settings.
  • Produce NDT quality welds using .045” to .093” diameter weld wire.
  • Production of NDT Quality Welds of various sizes and difficulties to specifications listed within the applicable work instructions for each casting.
  • Record data either manually or by computer as required.
  • Review, maintain, and understand work instructions
  • Use and maintain the proper weld wire per alloy.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in TIG welding with one or more of the following materials: stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, Inconel, cobalt-based alloys, and nickel-based alloys.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Certifications with AWS D17.1.
  • Experience in utilizing hoists and utilization of welding fixtures and assemblies.
  • Highly experienced in welding operations that are subject to NDT quality inspections/testing.
  • Highly proficient in weld preparation methods, grinding, and fabrication welding.
  • Knowledge of DC welding techniques, and engineering requirements.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade.
  • Knowledge of standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade.
  • Use of precision measuring instruments (Calipers, Pincher Gauges, Six Inch Rulers, etc.)


  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 25 lbs.) unassisted.
  • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, and working in cramped positions in small openings.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods (8 hours minimum).
  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to fumes, odors, and noise.
  • 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.
  • Must be available for all shifts. Must be able to work overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required.
  • The role requires passing a visual test, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Equipment Used

  • Coolant
  • Gas Tungsten Arc
  • Inert Atmosphere Equipment
  • Welding (GTAW) Torches
  • Welding Gloves
  • Welding Power Source
  • Welding Shield

Employer’s Statement

Howmet Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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