Company: Liebherr
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Management, Welding, Skilled & Trades, Construction
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 12/19/2019

Job Summary:

The primary focus of this position is to weld different alloy metal components together with GTAW (TIG) process equipment to repair OEM Aircraft components according to FAA guidelines. Train and actively support the repair shop operation. As well as act as the backup to the welding supervisor in his/her absence for training and certification purposes.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Absent undue hardship reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Welds different alloy metal components together with GTAW (TIG) process equipment to repair OEM Aircraft components
  • Lays out metal stock or work-pieces to indicate location, dimensions, and tolerances necessary for further processing
  • Reads and applies blueprints, sketches, models, or other written specifications to identify and mark component reference points and compute layout dimensions to build, and check custom work pieces and assemblies.
  • Sets indicators on height gauge, protractor, and layout machines to computed dimensions, or projects dimensions by setting indicators to specified locations on model and moving instrument or machine so that indicators bear on corresponding locations on work-piece.
  • Uses measuring instruments such as gauge blocks, height gauges, dial indicators and non-contact dimensional scanning technology to examine work-pieces to verify such requirements as dimensions, proper angles and specifications.
  • Operates machines such as arbor presses, robotic flexible fixtures, GTAW processes and spot welding machines, to assemble work pieces and sub components and performs related tasks such as cutting and grinding.
  • Assembles metal sub components using GTAW processes (TIG) to hold close tolerances.
  • Performs GTAW process in a repair and production environment.
  • Operation of robotic welding cell.
  • Initiate and supervise training using AWS CWI standards.
  • Certify new welders using AWS CWI certification.




Position Specific Competencies:

  • Job Skills: Applies the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) in the performance of essential job duties:
  • Ability to operate and communicate across various teams
  • Basic math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical documents and specifications
  • Must be able to operate machines of medium complexity and have at least intermediate computer skills
  • Must demonstrate enhanced trouble shooting skills within their assigned process
  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle multi-task assignments
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Must be able to pass all D17.1 coupon test
  • Ability to follow FAA standards and guidelines
  • Provide leadership to the Welders and support the Repair Shop Supervisor

Core Competencies:

  • Team Spirit: Promotes communication and cooperation for the greater good of the company and the customer.
  • Customer Focus: Meets the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty, fairness, and trustworthiness. Follows through on commitments and admits to mistakes.


General Competencies:

  • Safety: Promotes an incident free environment by complying with all company safety policies and procedures and participating in company safety trainings.
  • Communication: Organizes and expresses ideas and information clearly, using appropriate and efficient methods of conveying the information.
  • Self-Development & Initiative: Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses, and targets areas for self-development. Participates in educational opportunities. Takes initiative and works towards mastering tasks by developing new skills or enhancing existing skills. Looks for opportunities to take on more responsibility.
  • Task Achievement: Takes a proactive approach to anticipate and prevent problems. Breaks down problems and issues into components, and analyzes the costs, benefits, opportunities, and risks associated with each alternative solution. Works independently and in team settings to solve problems.
  • Dependability & Flexibility: Can be relied upon to handle a fair workload, meet deadlines and commitments, and accept responsibility for actions. Demonstrates an ability to work independently and as valued team player. Handles changes and responds to setbacks with minimal disruption.
  • Implementing New Technologies, Processes or Methods: Evaluate and integrate new technologies, processes or methods into the workplace.
  • Managing Multiple Priorities: Handles multiple assignments and priorities, while fulfilling all commitments. Accepts new responsibilities and adapts to changes in procedures.
  • Quality of Work: Demonstrates accuracy and quality in the quantity of work produced. Ensures that quality standards are met and all procedures are followed. Takes steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED (2-year degree is preferred) with 5-7 years of experience in the GTAW (TIG) welding process; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Certified to welding standards AWS D17.1 fusion welding for aerospace applications, and certified to a welder inspect standard AWS CWI required. Airframe and Powerplant license is preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, frequently required to walk, sit, use hands, and fingers to handle and feel. The employee will be occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, or stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40-pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
7075 Bennington St
Houston, TX 77028
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