Welder Class A

Manchester, NH


Fabricates and welds a variety of metals from sheet stock to heavy plate. Welding processes utilized include Tig-Mig-stick and occasional brazing. Work is performed using basic hand tools-jigs-fixtures and precision measuring devices.


  • Works independently on fixturing weldments and creates tooling as required for new jobs.
  • Interprets blueprints, weld symbols, machining requirements, and datums to weld and create fixtures.
  • Works along with manufacturing, quality control, and engineering to solve problems with weldments or prints.
  • Trains and mentors lower level welders.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for creating a professional, safe, and clean environment evidenced by: being at work on time to perform assigned duties, following the policies of Granite State Manufacturing, always wearing safety glasses in designated areas, maintaining a neat and orderly work area, and following safety practices to prevent errors.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by establishing effective relationships and networks with both managers/directors and workers, and collaborating with them to accomplish shared purposes and goals.
  • Abide by GSM Code of Ethics and Business Conduct standards and strictly observe all U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.


  • Expert level knowledge of military specification and AWS specifications.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing principles such as how pre/post machining operations are affected by weldments made by the welder.
  • In-depth blueprint reading including all weld symbols, machining requirements, and datums.
  • Extensive knowledge of NDT (does not have to be a Level II Inspector, but has full understanding of what a Level II is responsible for and how to perform all NDT).
  • Understands all requirements of military and AWS workmanship requirements. Passes Workmanship exam.
  • Can read and operate all inspection tooling (verniers, height gages).
  • Can create tight tolerance weldments and straighten as required.
  • Can safely operate a manual vertical milling machines, saws, grinders and overhead cranes.
  • Understands all internal weld procedures and welding related operational procedures.
  • Can train lower level welders.
  • Expert at all weld process used by GSM (GTA, GMA & SMA).
  • Ability to pass all welder performance qualification tests (welder samples) on first attempt.

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