Helper - Weld Shop


Job Description
Position Summary:

Proven ability to assist mechanics and supervisors while showing a desire to learn new tasks.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:

Performance Related
  • 12 months without any written warnings for rules violation
  • Must have a good performance evaluation
  • Able to report to work on time each day and have good attendance record
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Able to work with others and in a team
Process/Procedure related
  • Ability to comprehend processes and procedures
  • Able to understand and follow safety rules
  • Have a working understanding of Tag Out and Lock Tag out programs
  • Know and understand basic math
  • Able to read and write.
  • Assist shop personnel in accomplishing assigned tasks.
  • Have a working knowledge of the WAF (Work Authorization Forms) and its process
  • Have a basic understand of functional theory - based on assigned trade
  • Have a general understanding of naval vessel compartment number systems and related vessel terminology


Equipment Related
  • Begin to obtain knowledge of shop equipment / maintenance of equipment
  • Begin a personal hand tool collection.
  • Basic knowledge and use of hand tools.
  • Able to work around heavy equipment
  • Be familiar with uses of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric power tools




Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Minimum experience: Less than 1 yr. (6 months-1 yr. industrial experience)
Minimum education: High school diploma/GED
  • Assists with setting up jobs with mechanics (welders)
  • Begins to learn how to grind by assisting mechanics on a job.
  • Must able to obtain a government access badge.
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions
  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
  • Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure, including fractions and decimals
  • Must know how to measure using a scale and tape measure
  • Must be able to use specified tools required tools as determined by the shop management
  • Must be able to wear proper PPE
  • Maintain job site cleanliness
  • Able to work at heights (if applicable to trade)
  • Be able to work off scaffolding (if applicable to trade)
  • Basic material identification skills
  • Make measurements to 1/16" using measuring tape or ruler. (Excludes labor shop)
  • Basic blueprint reading (Excludes labor shop)

This description does not include all activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.


About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.