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PIPE WELDER - LEVEL 4/5 (STARSHIP)
We are currently seeking individuals to fill a welder position at our Starship launch site. This position requires skill in a specialized trade in order to complete welding requirements and operational needs. The position is responsible for welding piping, structural steel and other facility equipment/infrastructure.
Complete welding assignments and procedures for construction and repair of all site structural stands on time, safely, and in a professional manner
Cut, trim, or scarf metal objects, fit and fabricate metal components to dimensions for building and assembling test site structural forms
Under supervision of lead welder, analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable
Utilize hand welding and flame-cutting equipment to weld together metal components and parts to assemble structural forms
Visually inspect own welds per AWS D1.1 and ASME B31.3 (normal and high pressure service) with proper training
Obtain and maintain internal licenses, operator permits or certifications as required
Make a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly
Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
High school diploma or equivalency certificate
7+ years of experience with TIG (GTAW) welding per ASME B31.3 normal and high pressure service applications
1+ years of experience working in a process piping environment, using various measurement and verification tools (laser level/projector, transit, plumb line, spirit level, inclinometer, etc.) to dimension and build piping runs to/from and around fixed objects
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
10+ years of experience using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, oxy acetylene, fitting, arc gouging and electronic welding equipment related to the trade
General mechanical skills in concrete, machining, and alignment/setting
Knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, AWS/ASME codes, and engineering requirements
Experience with standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade
Knowledge in ferrous and non-ferrous metals in relation to welding and brazing
Knowledge in occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade
Knowledge in arc air procedures and equipment
Experience with precision measuring instruments
Ability to rapidly change roles and responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, and lifting up to 35 lbs. unassisted
Ability to perform job duties in confined spaces
Ability to work at elevated heights (up to 120 feet)
Ability to work on ladders/lifts at elevated heights (up to 300 feet)
Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
Must be available for all shifts (day shift, 6 AM - 6 PM or night shift, 6 PM - 6 AM), overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Welder/Level 4: $33.00/hour
Welder/Level 5: $38.00 - $48.00/hour
Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.
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