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Weld Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Posted: 07/21/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 27594

Job Description

Position Title: Weld Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract Welding Engineering opportunity located in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Conduct orbital tube welding on critical spacecraft components, including propulsion systems, pressure vessels, and other vital structures. 
  • Ensure all welding activities meet industry standards and safety regulations.
  • Working with a team of welders and integration engineers to complete spacecraft integration activities.
  • Following schedule requirements and integration plans to support milestone dates.
  • Implement and adhere to industry standards, maximize efficiency, and maintain consistent quality.
  • Work with a variety of aerospace materials, including but not limited to titanium, aluminum, stainless steel, and exotic alloys, to ensure proper welding procedures are followed for each material type.
  • Conducting thorough inspections and tests of welded joints to verify conformance with specifications and quality requirements. Leading troubleshooting and corrective actions for nonconformances.
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvements, cost reduction, and enhanced productivity while maintaining compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
  • Accurately documenting welding processes, procedures, build data and test results. Preparing reports and providing technical insights to support decision-making processes.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, integration engineers, technicians and quality assurance, to ensure seamless project execution.

Job Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field is preferred. Relevant certifications in welding (e.g., AWS CWI, CSWIP) would be advantageous.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Weld Engineer, or similar, in a manufacturing environment, with a proven track record of successfully executing welding projects.
  • Strong knowledge of welding processes, metallurgy, and materials used in space applications.
  • Specific experience in orbital tube welding, showcasing proficiency in this specialized technique.
  • Expertise in working with various aerospace materials, such as titanium, aluminum, stainless steel, and exotic alloys, and an understanding of their unique welding requirements.
  • Proficiency in non-destructive testing methods for welded joints.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Deep commitment to adhering to safety protocols and ensuring a safe working environment for all team members.

Job Details:
  • Contract
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pay Rate Range: $34 – $45/hr
  • ITAR obligations are associated with this role, U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a) (1), (3) is required.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to product development companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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