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Weld Technician

Req #: 244456
Location: Bethesda, MD US
Job Category: Service Contract Act
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Layout and fixture components to be welded.
  • Prep and weld components according to standard procedures or technical documents as specified.
  • Recording and logging weld parameters
  • Taking measurements utilizing mechanical and ultrasonic equipment (plate thicknesses, out of fairness, etc.)

More About the Role:

  • Independently plan and carry out assignments in accordance with the Model Fabrication Facility policies and standard practices.
  • Develop fixturing methods and weld procedures which will provide the most efficient methods to meet the end results called for in the fabrication drawings and specifications.
  • Determine proper weld parameters including welding process, heat input range, travel speeds, voltage and amperage to be used for a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, including aluminum alloys, mild steels, high yield steels, stainless steels. 
  • Use analytic techniques and technical knowledge to diagnose and determine root cause of weld discontinuities and undercutting and other potential weld problems which could contribute to weld defects.
  • Determine methods to minimizing deformation or control the direction and magnitude of deformation caused by welding.  Develop methods and processes, with the support of technical specialist and program engineers, to ensure that weld deformation issues which may arise in production processes are resolved and similar issues are reduced or eliminated in future tasks.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to engineers by identifying, evaluating, and recommending alternative designs which would reduce complexity of a component or a model while retaining the critical features being tested.   Provide the customer with insight into the production processes available to meet their needs, identify the cost efficiencies, schedule and quality aspects of each process.
  • Provides technical review and consultation to RDT&E activities on adequacy of specification and documentation provided.  Review detail drawings to determine if they meet production requirements. Check for proper tolerances, fits, finishes, clearances, materials and dimensions.  Work with project engineers to resolve conflicting requirements.
  • Skilled in the interpretation of complex engineered drawings, sketches and verbal communications.
  • Assist with laser tracking equipment, ultrasonic devices, and precision measuring instruments such as calipers, verniers, electronic protractors, squares, height gauges, depth gauges, indicators, and micrometers.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • AWS or NAVSEA welding certifications (past or present)
  • Experience fixturing and welding steel, aluminum, and Stainless Steel with extensive experience using GTAW, GMAW processes.
  • Experience with brazing processes and selection of appropriate fluxes and rod for various applications utilizing a variety of materials.
  • Experience and ability to perform visual inspections of welds magnified and unmagnified.
  • Setup equipment to perform all GTAW, GMAW, and SMAW processes.  Setup to include all machine settings, gas selection, filler metal material and size selection to perform welds based on joint type, size, and material.
  • Experience using plasma cutting and oxy fuel cutting processes.
  • Familiar with metal forming machinery to include brakes, rollers, and shears.
  • Experienced in inspecting and dimensionally verifying components and models to ensure compliance with dimension specified in drawings, specifications and control documents.
  • Ability to use precision measurement instrumentation including calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, ultrasonic thickness equipment, and develop go/no go gauges to be used in the fabrication process.
  • Thorough understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerance practices.
  • Ability to read and work from highly detailed drawings and specifications as well as developing components from concept sketches with minimal details.
  • Possess a working knowledge of machining and sheet metal processes.


  • Office, industrial and construction settings; the work requires the employee to spend most of the day standing, kneeling, or sitting in awkward positions. S/he will lift weights up to 80 lbs. S/he will work from ladders and scaffolds, also trenches, and hard to reach places by bending, stretching, and stooping

Working Conditions:

  • Contractor will frequently work inside and outside of buildings. S/he will work in cold weather. S/he may be working in the hot sun. S/he will work in environments where ventilation or respirators may be necessary. S/he must be safety minded about themselves and others. S/he will check tools and equipment, and see their capacities are not exceeded; and that tools are kept in a safe working condition.
  • Physical:   (1) Lift up to 80 lbs. (2) Work in Industrial and Test Facility Environment including cranes, fork trucks and vehicle operations.
  • Hazardous Duty:  Incumbent performs work in industrial settings where the potential for hazards exists.  However, the use of engineering controls, materials substitution and personal protective equipment reduce or eliminate hazard exposure.  Incumbent is regularly exposed to the hazard of: noise, electrical shock, wet surfaces, and climbing. The contractor will occasionally use hazardous materials e.g. various oils and solvents. The contractor is occasionally exposed to high work and confined space.

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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