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Certified Welder

Job Description and Requirements

Kuwait - Al Ahmadi, Camp Arifjan

Job Summary

“Job Category – Eastern European Nationality”

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs a variety of general and specific metal welding fabrication and repairs to include: operation of plasma cutters, oxyacetylene torches and MIG, TIG, and ARC welding machines to repair or fabricate items made of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

  2. Performs PMCS and operator level maintenance on oxygen-acetylene torches, plasma cutting machines and various welding machines.

  3. Fabricates large variety of parts and special projects as required utilizing various grinders, drilling machines, hand tools, shearing machines and manual metal brake machines.

  4. Welds components in flat, vertical or overhead positions. Ignites torches or starts power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.

  5. Clamps, holds, tack-welds, heat-bends, grinds and/or bolts component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.

  6. Upon detection of faulty equipment and/or defective materials, notifies supervisors.

  7. Operates manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding and submerged arc welding.

  8. Monitors the fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material. 9. Recognizes, sets up and operates hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.

  9. Positions, aligns, and secures parts and assemblies prior to assembly using straightedges, combination squares, calipers and rulers.

  10. Ensure strict compliance to safety practices and support the AC FIRST Safety Policies and Procedures.

  11. Instills a safety first mentality within respective work areas and a culture that achieves low accident rates and minimal lost-time injuries.

  12. Adhere to ISO Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions in support of the AC FIRST Quality Management System.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Must be an Eastern European Citizen


a) High School diploma or equivalent required.

b) AWS welding certificate from a vocational academy or equivalent, is required.


a) 2-3 years welding experience, is required.

b) 1 year experience in fabrication, is preferred.

c) This is an apprentice level position.

Work experience may be substituted for educational requirements and/or educational achievements may be substituted for years of experience. Example: Two (2) years of experience is equivalent to (2) years of college and vice versa.

Specialized knowledge and skills:

a) Must have knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repairs and maintenance.

b) Must be able to pass Welding trade skill PQS and internal validation testing within 30 days of hire.

c) Must have basic knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.

d) Must be able to read and understand blue print drawings and sketches.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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