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United Technologies Corporation Welder, 2nd Shift in West Des Moines, Iowa

Job ID: 01342180

City: West Des Moines

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Operations

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA02: Engine Comp (TFT) - WDM 4th St 811 Fourth Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 USA

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Welder is an entry level position with no certification required. The purpose for an operator at this level is to learn and train on the basic understandings of all welding specific operations. Welders must obtain a basic level ability to set up and operate a variety of automatic and manual equipment to produce precision parts with direct supervision by a certified Welder (level II or above). Welder follows and complies with established standard work under general supervision in efforts to obtain certification within 120 days. The welder will typically refer problems or deviations to more experiences operators including Lead Technicians, Supervisors or engineers.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Learn how to set up and operate automatic and manual welding machines according to specifications.

  • Learns how to perform cleaning operations as may be required as performed in production

  • Learns how to inspect and check dimensions using precision gauges and measuring instruments.

  • Learns how to assemble parts and position in fixture.

  • Learns how to operate the CNC equipment as required to complete the weld.

  • Performing cleaning operations after welding as may be required to complete the weld.

  • Learns how to perform non-production welds.

  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications sheets.

  • Accurately complete production documentation and performs necessary labor transactions.

  • Support and follow all rules/guidelines/standards set by EHS, Quality, and CI functions as set by your leader and position.

  • Actively participates in the Continuous Improvement process as well as safety related activities

  • Over 40 hours is required as scheduled to meet business needs.

  • All other duties as assigned including working extended shifts/overtime as required by the business.

  • Willingness to work nonstandard hours

  • Some Holiday hours may be required based on business need

  • Working extended shifts/overtime as required by the business


Basic Qualifications:

  • No prior experience necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing background preferred.

  • TIG welding experience preferred.

  • Manual dexterity to perform tasks associated with welding.

  • Ability to learn how to read and understand prints

  • Basic computer proficiency (e-mail, print documents, internet) and ability to learn how to operate a computer to access prints and/or specified work instructions.

  • Basic shop math including knowledge of Geometric Tolerances

  • Basic proficiency with identifying, analyzing and resolving problems

  • Ability to learn basics of the position within first 3 months of employment

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees and management


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons. At this time, Collins Aerospace will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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