Welder Trainee (2nd Shift) in East Farmingdale at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/23/2021

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Job Description

Founded in 1951 to meet the special severe service valve requirements of the United States Nuclear Navy, Target Rock is today the premier supplier of highly engineered, valves and related products to both the U.S. Navy nuclear fleet and the global nuclear power generation industry. The first Target Rock valves were installed on the U.S.S. Nautilus, the U.S. Navy's first nuclear powered submarine.

Target Rock valves continue to be the valve of choice for the U.S. Navy and they are installed on nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers commissioned by the United States. Since those early days, Target Rock has expanded to be an excellent designer of critical solenoid valves for nuclear power reactors. We were also one of the first recipients of the ASME "N" stamp in the early 1970s. With over 6,000 valves installed in nuclear safety-related applications worldwide, Target Rock has the proven products and experience to handle the nuclear power industry's most difficult applications. Find out more information and view our products here: https://www.cw-valvegroup.com/About/Target-Rock

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Welder, Trainee (2nd Shift)

As a Welder, Trainee you will strive and train to achieve high integrity oxy-acetylene (OAW), plasma transferred arc (PTA) and/or gas tungsten arc (GTA) welds per NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME and NAVSEA 248/278 code requirements via manual and/or mechanized process methodologies.

Location: East Farmingdale, NY

Your Challenge:

  • Training to develop process parameters and process techniques for various alloy material welding and hard surfacing applications.
  • Training with Class 1 and Class 2 welders and the Welding Engineer to learn product applications and procedures.
  • Formulating and developing fixtures and tooling for welding applications.
  • Training to interact and communicate effectively with the government inspectors, in-house inspectors, engineers, and client representatives.
  • Training with and employing hand tools, measuring tools (e.g. vernier scale, pyrometer, multimeter, etc.) and fiber optic bore scope equipment.
  • Performing basic mathematical functions.
  • Maintaining and promoting a safe, clean, and professional work environment.
  • Willingness to learn new and challenging applications (e.g., engineering test valves) and to work under pressure (e.g. rush orders, new alloy materials).
  • Training in product failure trouble shooting, forensic research and root cause analysis.
  • Learning and interacting effectively with computers and mechanized equipment programming.
  • Training to perform informational liquid penetrant inspections.
  • Initiating corrective action recommendations for manufacturing methodology and product design improvements.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.

Your Expertise:

  • Refer to the applicable Department Skills Matrix for Job Qualifications / Requirements Ability and aptitude to learn program and interact with mechanized equipment.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language.
  • Ability and aptitude to learn welding and hard surfacing: OAW, PTA, GTA processes.
  • Ability and aptitude to learn to interpret engineering drawings.
  • Must possess the mental capacity to comprehend information provided daily and make own decisions
  • Must be available to work 2nd shift - Saturday-Wednesday, 5:30pm-2:00am. OT as required.


  • High school graduate.
  • Vocational, military, and/or technical college welding training is desirable.
  • Minimum of 0 years of welding experience encompassing welding technology pertinent to OAW, PTA, and / or GTA welding processes.
  • Nuclear weld qualifications and process technology competency relative to achieving high integrity welds that meet pertinent non-destructive (e.g., radiographic, liquid penetrant inspection) and destructive mechanical testing Code criteria.
  • Safety training
  • New equipment and technologies.
  • Organizational procedures and protocols.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.
Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.


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