• Welder - Fabricator

    Location US-CA-Mountain View
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2018 3:55 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Type of Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Mid-Level (Non-Manager)
    Visa Requirements
    Citizen only
  • Overview

    Sierra Lobo, offers customers a full range of professional and technical capabilities, including Test and Evaluation, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Technologies.  We also develop products and processes related to Cryogenic Fluid and Thermal Management Systems, Densified Propellant Management Systems, and Prototype Extreme Pressure and Temperature Systems.  Our customers include the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


    This position is located on the ATOM IV contract at NASA's Ames Research Center.




    Performs mechanical related technical effort on facility and research hardware and mechanical systems. Assists in the preparation and operation of the test facilities. Responsibilites and duties will include:

    1. Lays out and builds complex tubing systems using flaring machines and tubing benders
    2. Disassembles, repairs, reassembles and verifies various types of valves, valve operators, and pressure regulators
    3. Operates high-pressure gas systems including gas tubers, pressure reduction stations, pressure pumps, and seals
    4. Works with and has a basic understanding of environmental test chambers, leak detectors, and vacuum systems
    5. fabricates, installs, operates, and maintains mechanical control test panels, and special test equipment
    6. Operates facility overhead crane, bucket trucks, man-lifts, forklifts, and portable cranes. Provides rigging for lifting equipment and material, including lifting straps, chain hoists, and come-along
    7. Welds horizontally, overhead, and vertically using oxy-acetylene, FCAW, and GTAW on a variety of mateials including stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, copper, brass, etc
    8. Ability to test and pass AWS D1.1 GTAW & FCAW and D1.6 GTAW welding certification tests 90 days after hire
    9. Operates large mechanical tools such as a drill press, power hacksaw, band saw, shears, pipe threaders, brakes, rollers, lathes, milling machines and grinders. Operates small power tools including air wrenches, drills, grinders, etc.


    1. May possess an A.A./A.S. General Engineering, or other related vocational program with 5 or more years of related experience. Additional years of related experience may count as educational equivalency. Typically has specialized technical knowledge or experience related to job duties at a practical level along with theoretical knowledge
    2. Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of hazardous facilities
    3. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions from engineering or supervision
    4. Ability to use own judgement and decisions to allow continuity of workflow
    5. Must be self-motivated and a "Team Player" with good interpersonal and communication skills
    6. Must be able to organize time and assignments to properly prioritize efforts for maximum effectiveness
    7. Must have experience with computers using Microsoft Office
    8. Must be a U.S. citizen


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