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Stratolaunch, LLC Welder in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.

Stratolaunch needs an experienced Welder to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a background in aerospace welding/fabrication and is experienced in tig/mig welding of aluminum, stainless steel, and Inconel parts. A welder must be competent in using potentially dangerous equipment following all safety precautions. The ideal candidate will also have a steady hand and great attention to detail. Knowledge of different kinds of metal and their properties is essential. This position requires the ability to follow engineering drawings and detailed work instructions with excellent attention to detail in a small team environment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create quality welds according to blueprints (weld symbols).

  • Prepare product to be welded by grinding, drilling, milling, tapping, and cutting stainless steel, mild steel, Inconel, and aluminum parts

  • Inspect welds for accuracy

  • Change wire, welding, gas tanks as needed

  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements

  • Monitor equipment, perform simple maintenance and request maintenance when required.

  • Ensure all equipment is properly set-up and used in a safe manner and that all safety devices are in use

  • Work with engineers, shop personnel, customers, to determine the proper methods and sequences of operations

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering orders, blueprints, GD&T and written work instructions

  • Proficiency in the use of precision measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, pin gauges and other scales

  • Capable of manufacturing tight tolerance parts

  • Capable of designing parts and fixtures

  • Ability to adapt quickly, change schedule in a fast-paced environment and work independently without supervision

  • Ability to plan and execute a sequence of operations

  • Practice safe operating procedures with all shop equipment

  • Proficient in such material as stainless steel, aluminum, Inconel, mild steel

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma/GED preferred

  • 2+ years’ experience operating as a welder/fabricator

  • Current and valid certification a plus

  • 3+ years of experience working in the aerospace industry is desired

  • Ability to perform preventative and required maintenance of welding tools

  • Familiar with AWS D17.1 preferred

  • Familiar with Machine shop equipment (mill, lathe, etc)

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA

Benefits and our location:

  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA

  • 9/80 schedule

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)

  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave up to 16 weeks

  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education

Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California’s best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers will delight in being closely distanced to world-class resorts at Mammoth Mountain, Mountain High, and Big Bear. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.

Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You’re within a half day’s drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.

Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state’s best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke’s in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Job Category: Manufacturing

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