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Textron Welder 2 in Wichita, Kansas

Welder 2



To perform diversified production welding operations using welding processes on a variety of metal parts and gauges of materials ensuring the weld is fully penetrated and smooth. Welder 2 may be required to perform the duties and essential functions of Welder 3.


I. To perform fusion welding processes such as solder, tungsten inert gas, spot, seam, and orbital to weld a variety of metal alloy parts and assemblies, including carbon steel, stainless steel, Inconel, magnesium and titanium. Works from shop routers, specifications and standard operation methods.

II. Sets up parts and operates various welding equipment to weld all types and gauges of materials with or without fixtures. Inputs sequence of events in work center console.

a. Sets machine to prescribed certification settings.

b. Selects and installs proper arms, holders, tips or wheels.

c. Plans sequence of welding operations.

d. Establishes edge margins and weld locations as specified.

e. Assembles parts for welding.

f. Runs test samples.

g. Adjusts pressure and power stroke, weld current and timing cycle as required.

h. Clean tips or wheels as required. III. Improvises holding and locating devices to clamp and align parts and assemblies. Prepares material for welding operations by cleaning, forming and positioning a variety of parts, tubes and assemblies. Determines welding sequence to minimize internal stress, warping contraction or expansion. Exercises close mental and visual attention to avoid welding defects such as excessive penetration, oxidation, porosity, cracks or improper bead contour.

IV. Reworks or repairs a variety of welded parts and assemblies as required.

V. Performs operations necessary to smooth and finish welded parts and assemblies

a. Grinds and smooths welded parts to appearance specifications b. Performs leak tests on welded parts and assemblies

VI. A check, joins, straightens or hand forms detail and welded assemblies in accordance with appropriate check fixtures, specifications oral and written instructions.

VII. Makes shop aids to assist with welding operations.

VIII. May be required to operate power machines such as band saws, drill presses, sandblasting, and other equipment as required.

IX. Selects proper heating coil and holding fixtures, adjust time cycle, voltage, current, and filament voltage on heater. Regulates flow of coolant and prepares quenching medias.

X. Prepares and applies flux to mating parts, inserting silver solder rings as required.

XI. Immerses all parts in quenching media to obtain desired characteristics. XII. Removes excess flux and silver solder from parts.

XIII. Uses measuring instruments as required, such as, micrometers, scales, protractors, squares and levels.

XIV. Document any issue and coordinate with appropriate person for resolution.

XV. Assembles parts for welding.

XVI. Identify MRB rework that requires engineering.

XVII. Complete disposition requests and work per engineering.

XVIII. Review tool planning.

XIX. Consolidate and handle Weld Shop work issues.

XX. Responsible for quality of own work.

XXI. Performs other related duties as required.



Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to obtain three (3) tig weld certifications, of the employee’s choosing and with supervisions approval, within a period of nine (9) months of entering the classification. Must use shop math, decimals and fractions, blueprints, measuring instruments, scales, calipers, micrometers, and have working knowledge of metals when subjected to heat. Must pass written welding exam and an annual eye exam.


Minimum 3 years of tig welding experience (experience may include holding welder 3 classification) without a Technical School Certification or a minimum of 1 year with a Technical School Certification required. Diversified production and tack welding, brazing, spot, seam, soldering and flame heat treating experience preferred.

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • 12-paid holidays a year

A new career awaits.

This role is eligible for $2,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift Second Shift

Req ID: 295699