Certified Welding Inspector

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-300668
    • Job Location: Sacramento , CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 02/13/2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 07684
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Job Description


With precision in execution and meticulous attention to detail, performs Certified Welding Inspections and Non-Destructive Testing on all welded components and assemblies throughout the Kratos facility. Performs inspections at various stages of assembly and manufacturing, including first article, in-process, and final inspection.



Perform inspections as a Certified Welding Inspector on various projects.

  • Perform visual inspections of finished welds, in-process and final assemblies
  • Check weld machine setup and welding techniques of welders on work-in-progress
  • Records results of test and welding inspections
  • Ensures all welding is performed in conformance with applicable welding codes, company standards, and customer/contractual requirements
  • Assist with performing various (Non Destructive Testing) NDT examination and documentation
  • Perform in-process and final QC inspection(s) on finished products
  • Ensure all QC operations are carried out in a timely manner
  • Reads and interprets manufacturing inspection plans, mechanical, and electrical design drawings
  • Interact with internal and external customers (supervisors, project managers, engineers, etc.)
  • Ability to work with other fabrication and quality personnel as part of the verification process to ensure quality standards are being met


Non-Essential Job Duties

  • Prepare required inspection documentation such as written descriptions of inspection results including deviations from engineering specifications
  • Perform in-process and receiving inspection tasks, as required
  • Generate Discrepant Material Reports (DMR), process materials / items into and out of hold areas.  Verifies remediation actions completed per DMR instructions.
  • Perform First Article (FA) inspection to validate product requirements with little to no assistance
  • Present hardware and documentation for source inspection review to customer and/or government representatives
  • Assist in the training of other personnel as required
    Perform or assist with internal QMS audits
  • Other duties as assigned




Experience and Skills




  • Must be a Certified Welding Inspector

  • Must be familiar with various forms of NDT (Non Destruction Testing) examination and documentation

  • Minimum of 5 years of CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) experience in complex component fabrication

  • Must possess strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret shop drawings and welding symbols

  • Must be familiar with GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets and (PDF) Portable Document Formats

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of welding practices, codes, and procedures per AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3 and D1.6

  • Must be familiar with steel fabrication processes and be comfortable working in a weld shop environment

  • Must be able to generate and process inspection reports in an expeditious, thorough manner

  • Must have the ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments without sacrificing the efficiency or quality of the work



  • GD&T Certification

  • Aerospace industry experience preferred

  • Security Clearance preferred





  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

  • 5 Years’ Experience in the Welding Industry

  • Must possess current American Welding Society-Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certificate

  • Must be able to properly follow directions, perform job assignment(s) in a responsible manner with minimal oversight



  • College Degree (Associates Degree) or vocational training a plus

  • 2 Years’ experience in Quality Control Related field is preferred

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)



  • Office and/or manufacturing  environment

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to stand on hard surfaces, walking, bending, stooping, griping, grasping

  • May work extended hours or weekends

  • Possibility of exposure to noise and hazardous chemicals