Welder/Heat Transfer Rocket Center, WV

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Job Description:

  • Perform routine production line tasks with minimal supervision in the functional area of welding.

  • Must maintain high quality through application of the most effective welding techniques, including explicitly following all procedures and setup sheets.

  • Manual fusion welding using the tungsten inert gas method

  • Semi-automated fusion welding using the tungsten inert gas method.

  • Metallic arc welding.

  • Manual fusion welding using the metal inert gas method.

  • Visual and dimensional inspection of welds in accordance with specifications and drawings.


  • Weld pressure vessels.

  • Weld structural parts and assemblies.

  • Operate pre- and post-heat ovens.

  • Lay out locations and make setups as required.

  • Maintain neat and orderly work area.

  • Assemble tooling according to established procedures.

  • Operate any process in accordance with the procedures and setup sheets.

  • Clean and prepare parts for welding.

  • Operate hand grinding equipment.

  • Operate wash tanks.

  • Operate CNC controls for semi-automated equipment.

  • Assure that all gages and necessary documentation are in the work area.

  • Fill out required documentation to indicate completion of welding process.

  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to input data into electronic work instructions.

  • Operate material handling devices.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be able to pass a vision acuity and color perception test yearly.

  • Must be able to pass and maintain customer certifications in accordance with applicable military specifications including AWS D17.1 Class A.

  • High school diploma with a minimum of 5 years' experience in all types of welding work, including a minimum of 3 years' of TIG welding and a prior certification required.

  • Essential reading skills required.

  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

Northrop 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.