Senior Welder

Website Serco

Job Highlights

Title Senior Welder
Type Full Time
Experience 6 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Chesapeake, VA, United States
Company Serco

Company Profile

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments. It operates in five sectors of public service provision i.e. Health, Transport, Justice & Immigration, Defense, and Citizens Services.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Senior Welder who will work closely with the customer and other Serco team members to deliver high technology performed onboard U.S. Naval Ships and military installations.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of direct welding experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of Shipyard experience
  • You will have combined experience in the following-
  • Read drawings (Master level)
  • Carbon-arc gouge, ship fit, scribe foundations to suit ship
  • Repair base material
  • Advanced understanding and comprehension of NAVSEA Standard Items
  • Ability to work in efficient tandem with SF/PF/Welder teaming structure
  • Grind/plasma cut/fit/tack weld


  • Assign work to qualified personnel.
  • Know commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Interpret specifications, drawings, blueprints, shop job orders, and process sheets.
  • Perform related tasks such as thermal cutting (PLASMA or TORCH) and grinding.
  • Train new shop personnel on machinery, tools, and test equipment required for quality construction of products.
  • Use a variety of ARC and gas welding equipment to fabricate or repair products such as foundations, cable collars, cable/pipe/vent hangers, cable tube penetrations, studs, etc.
  • Work onboard U.S. Naval Ships and military installations in an area that is somewhat uncomfortable due to drafts, noise, temperature variation, and the like and with equipment where carelessness would probably result in minor cuts, bruises, muscle strains, serious injury, or death.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance
  • The ability to obtain gain access to shipyards (NAVSTA and DBIDS)
  • United States Citizenship
  • Complete successful qualifications in the following Serco Welding Procedures within 30 days of starting with Serco for continued employment-
  • Serco-001 (GMAW, Aluminum – 4 position)
  • Serco-002 (SMAW, HY100-4 position)
  • Serco-003 (GMAW, Aluminum – 4 position)
  • Serco-007 (SMAW, C/S to S/S – 4 position)
  • Serco-012 (SMAW, S/S to S/S – 4 position).
  • The ability to Pass steel/stainless SMAW & FCAW
  • The ability to Pass 5XXX aluminum MIG/aluminum 6G pipe TIG
  • The ability to Pass CuNi 6G pipe test/braze CuNi pipe
  • The ability to obtain a CP certification
  • The ability to obtain a QCR and NDT Level I-II (as required)
  • The ability to complete the 248 Training.
  • The ability to lead small crews/ tasking. (Up to 10 people)
  • The ability to conduct safety JHAs & is an advocate for Serco’s “Zero Harm” program.
  • The ability to provide mentorship and oversee OJT of junior welders, pipefitters, or shipfitters.
  • Be familiar with NAVSEA, standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of electrical repair, fabrication, and installation.
  • Get respirator qualified and wear proper PPE throughout their work shift.
  • Have your tools of the trade and be able to pass the pre-certification company weld test.
  • Be able to work in high heat spaces, climb shipyard dry dock stairs/ladders, work in a kneeling position for the layout of cable runs under false decking, and lift 50 pounds with 80% of work requiring carrying, pushing, or pulling up to 40 pounds for majority of shift while being in a standing, crouching, or walking position.
  • Have attention to safety (which is critical).
  • Candidate must be willing to travel up to 10% to various work sites.

Desired Qualifications

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Shipyard Experience
  • OSHA Certification


Medical Benefits-

  • Medical plan options
  • Dental and vision plan options
  • Health savings accounts or health reimbursement accounts
  • Flexible spending accounts

Lifestyle Benefits-

  • 401(k) company matching and pension plans
  • Supplemental life insurance options
  • Supplemental US Insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Purchased paid time off
  • Wellbeing programs and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Perks-

  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development programs
  • Flexible working programs
  • Employee discount program
  • Automobile buying program
  • Back-up care and childcare support
  • Employee reward and recognition programs

Employer’s Statement

Serco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company is committed to diversifying its workforce (race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, and vets).

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