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Weld Engineer 2

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance

Decatur, AL, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

Weld Engineer 2


Decatur, AL

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At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 150 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA employee, you’ll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you!

Your Role: What you'll be doing

  • Analyzes, researches, designs, and develops materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems, and subsystems specializing in the applied principles of welding.
  • Develops, analyzes, and applies material properties and design allowables, processing processes, and quality engineering specifications for welding applications specific to aerospace.
  • Material analyses may include failure analysis of weld assemblies, life predictions, and definition and requirement specifications.
  • May review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures specific to welding operations.
  • Understanding complex machinery and developing weld schedules/programs for that machinery capable of reviewing weld data to determine trends and out-of-family welds to determine acceptable weld repairs.

Your Background: What education and experience you'll need

Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2 - 6 years of experience.

Your Background: What skills you'll need

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Weld Engineering, Weld Engineering Technology, Materials Joining Engineering, or related technical field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Experience in weld engineering with expertise in welding aluminum alloys and stainless steel with varying thicknesses in one or more of the following areas: automated variable polarity plasma arc welding, automated gas tungsten arc welding, manual gas tungsten arc welding, friction stir welding, and laser welding.
  • Practical experience with weld system programming and weld system troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of military and industry process applications and standards as related to welding and manufacturing operations.
  • Communication skills (verbal and written) including requirements documentation and presentations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project)This position will require working extended hours and /or weekends along with off shifts, as necessary to support testing and production delivery activities.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights and small spaces.Exposure to manufacturing techniques and assemblies.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting problems and arriving at a solution in a timely manner.
  • Attention to details and good documentation of observations/findings.
  • Knowledge of reading Blueprints.

Relocation Available


About ULA: What makes us different

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees.
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments
Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster ( English | Spanish ).

Interested in growing in your career with ULA?

Apply today. We look forward to learning more about you!

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