Carlstadt, NJ 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Location US-NJ-Carlstadt
Job ID 20457 Zip 07072 Category Manufacturing and Production - Other

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized Aerospace and Defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to domestic and international markets. We are a leading provider in both the solid and liquid propulsion market areas, as well as the number one provider in the tactical segment area of solid propulsion. From the first space programs to Orion, NASA's launch vehicle to carry humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond, Aerojet Rocketdyne is the leader in innovation. Visit our website at www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

ARDE Inc. in Carlstadt, NJ, is an Aerojet Rocketdyne company that designs and manufactures pressure vessels (tanks) for aerospace applications.

We are currently seeking a Welder. The successful individual will perform welding on flight and nonflight parts as well as other processes such as grit blasting, chemical cleaning, metal forming and other general manufacturing tasks as required. Under general supervision, the Technician must be able to work safely while producing a high quality product and maintaining a clean and orderly work area. This position is for first shift and will be located at our facility in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation annually plus 48 hour annual sick allowance. Annual year end company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness.

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match.

Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program.

Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America's Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.


This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The successful individual will work with a team of fabricators and/or welders to achieve production requirements

50% Perform welding in accordance with existing manufacturing instructions

Read, understand and follow shop routers

Clean surfaces to be welded

Position parts in fixtures

Perform manual tack and seal welding of assemblies

Setup up for and perform machine GTAW welding according to shop router and Weld

Schedule, including:

Pre-weld purge

Tungsten grinding

Filler material

Machine settings

Complete all documentation per company requirements

45% Perform other manufacturing tasks as assigned by supervisor to achieve production requirements

5% Complete training and attend company meetings as required


High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Prior experience in manufacturing and/ or cleanroom environment is preferred.

    Candidate should have Welding program certification or 3+ years of welding experience in a production environment
  • Ability to successfully complete company weld qualification requirements (tailored version of AWS D17.1)
  • Experience in aerospace industry preferred
  • Ability to perform manual TIG welding on Inconel and Stainless Steel
  • Ability to operate standard and specialized equipment to produce prototype and/or production
  • parts
  • Adherence to all safety regulations and best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of various edge weld preps.
  • Understanding of set up techniques.
  • Meeting agreed upon goals and objectives in a timely manner.

Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry /push/pull up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer.

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The Aerojet Rocketdyne official policy and my personal commitment has been and shall continue to be that equal employment opportunity is provided in employment and advancement for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran and persons with a disability, at all employment levels, including the executive level.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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