Website Lockheed Martin

Welder Job Highlights

Title Welder
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Manufacturing/Management
Location Archbald, PA, United States
Company Lockheed Martin

Company Profile

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Welder to join its team.

Education Level

  • Not mentioned, a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

  • Experience in TIG or MIG welding on aluminum, steel, or stainless steel parts such as drawers and cabinets in accordance with supplied instructions


  • Performs layouts, fit-ups, and all welding and related fabrication processes on tightly toleranced, complex aluminum, steel, and stainless drawers, cabinets, subassembly, precision guided systems and facilities projects
  • Cleans and prepares parts for welding by wire brushing, abrasive shot blast, and aqueous or solvent cleaning
  • Performs grinding, straightening, and metal finishing to meet final product finish requirements
  • Utilizes jigs, fixtures, table setups, clamps, and angle plates precisely as specified by work instructions or group leader/supervision to produce the correct shapes and dimensions
  • Sets up, qualifies and runs spot welding equipment in accordance with specified procedures
  • Interprets CAD data, prints, and sketches with regard to fabrication and can follow written or verbal instructions
  • Sets up and maintains welding equipment
  • Follows welding sequences precisely as specified by work instructions or group leader/supervision to minimize heat distortion and straightening requirements
  • May repair or rework parts to restore to required tolerances that have become distorted as a result of welding operations or other processes
  • Maintains workstation/cell in an organized manner and compliance with any applicable safety standards
  • Works in time-critical situations in a dynamic, team-oriented environment where programs, setups, and tooling are constantly changing and interacts effectively with associates and management as priorities shift
  • Receives and, when assigned, provides cross-training for other tasks related to department functions and procedures
  • Recommends and executes changes to achieve process improvements or cycle time reductions
  • Uses precision measuring tools, (i.e. vernier caliper, micrometers, various welding inspection tools)
  • Performs other job-related duties as required by management


  • Application of metal flame spray to tight tolerances
  • Brazing experience
  • Flame/plasma cutting experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Quick learner
  • Vocational or trade school certification or equivalent experience
  • Wash, shot/abrasive blast, masks, and apply the metal flame spray to parts and welded structures per established manufacturing instructions
  • Ability to qualify and retain qualifications necessary for the welds being performed
  • Ability to work safely with chemicals such as solvents, acidic and alkaline solutions, and aqueous cleaners
  • Ability to work well and cross-shift with others on the same work
  • Can read and understand complex blueprints and sketches with respect to welding symbols and differentiation between thread sizes, pitch, metric, and standard threads
  • Must be able to support a flexible work schedule supporting overtime, off-Fridays, weekends, or alternate shifts to support product schedules as required
  • Proficiently uses various hand tools such as hammers, chisels, burr removal, squares, and straight edges and measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers, and scales

Physical Condition

  • Lifting 50 pounds
  • Standing, sitting, bending, walking, 10+ hours per day
  • Personal protective equipment including Steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, and wearing a respirator when required
  • Adheres to safety guidelines and the correct procedures for performing tasks to prevent personal injury or damage to product or equipment
  • And assemblies per established manufacturing instructions
  • Cleans, preps, metal finish, mask, apply localized plating, paint and unmask parts, weldments
  • Employs various hand tools such as hammers, chisels, squares, and straight edges
  • Wash, mask, shot/abrasive blast, and apply metal flame spray to parts and weldments per established manufacturing instructions
  • Works with others and cross-shifts with others on the same work


  • 401k
  • Career development
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Paid time off
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Work/life balance

Employer’s Statement

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

To apply for this job please visit www.lockheedmartinjobs.com.

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