Northrop Grumman Welding (FAB A LAUNCH TUBES) in Sunnyvale, California
Align, mill, drill, burn, and weld flange and tube sections on the alignment fixture to meet exacting length, straightness and perpendicularity requirements.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Alignment fixture, welding machine and equipment, floor controlled crane, milling, parting and drilling fixtures, indicators, optical alignment equipment, locating fixture, material handling equipment,. carts, disc sanders, files, scribe, wrenches, ladder, welding hood, vacuum, safety glasses and burning equipment, etc.
Tube and flange sections, weld wire, inert gases, flux, sanding discs, rags, etc.
DIRECTION OF OTHERS:
Direct helper assigned to assist in fabricating tube and flange sections.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE USUAL MAJOR JOB DUTIES BUT THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT PRECLUDE THE PERFORMANCE OF OTHER DUTIES BY THE INCUMBENT, NOR THE QUESTION BEING RAISED ON THE PROPER RATE OF PAY FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.
Receive work assignment from supervision.
Read and follow safety regulations and procedures and MI package including drawings, change notices, operation sheets, specifications and work authorizations.
Load and align tube/flange sections on hydraulic mandrel and attach locating fixture to upper flange. Scribe azimuth locations on flanges using locating fixtures as templates.
Position and align tube and flange sections to one another for circumferential welding by adjusting roll jack-screws to insure completed tube meets exacting straightness and perpendicularity requirements.
Determine weld shrinkage and set up and operate fixture to part-off bevel tube section to meet exacting length tolerance.
Set amperage, voltage, pressures, feeds and speeds within limits specified and use proper electrode.
Position and operate automatic welding equipment to deposit weld to join flange and tube sections where extreme care must be exercised to produce a quality joint.
Set up and operate fixture to mill-off weld crowns and drill holes in tube to exacting azimuth and longitudinal locations. Layout and scribe reference points as required. Burn penetrations using plasma burning equipment.
Sign off operations completed and obtain inspection sign off on operation sheets as required.
Maintain in effect certification for welding and take and acceptably pass periodic and written tests.
Check work for conformance to specifications.
Maintain tools, equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.
Make proper time charge entries and record data as required.
Perform work of equal or lower classification as required.
High School Diploma /GED
6 or more years of experience in manufacturing environment welding large structures to exacting straightness and perpendicularity requirements
Ability to work various shifts
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Ability to use a ladder/ stairs
Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a confidential security clearance
Ability to understand and apply basic arithmetic functions
Able to follow basic instructions and guidelines
Able to understand sequence of operations or actions to be taken
Ability to pay continuous attention to detailed operations
Ability to move objects from one location to another
Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours
Ability to change physical locations based upon need
Ability to be subject to both external and internal environmental conditions.
Ability to communicate over ambient noise level
Ability to be subject to a variety of physical conditions
Ability to be subject to a variety of atmospheric conditions
Able to wear respirator or other safety gear
Able to be subject to areas which could cause various phobias due to height or closed spaces
Able to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment
Must be able to physically enter the product through a 24" diameter hole to perform welding
Must be able to qualify fillet socket welding on .035" thin wall tube without burning through
Must be willing to weld and work on EHS approved platforms and scaffoldingNorthrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Manufacturing and Production