Uncertified Welder


West Plains, MO, US, 65775

Job ID: 109549 


The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers. We are a 3 year running Top Workplace in the Greater St. Louis area.  

Job Summary

Leonardo DRS is looking for experienced Aluminum welders to fill second shift positions.  Applicant must be familiar with GMAW and GTAW aluminum weld processes and be able to pass assessment testing.  Applicant will be required to pass 2G and 3G downhill plate test using GMAW process and 2G plate test using GTAW process.  Applicant must be familiar with welding various thicknesses from 0.125 to 1inch. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for producing quality work to prescribed standards, with a focus on continuous improvement to meet customer commitments on schedule and within budget
  • Follow written work instructions must maintain a safe work environment by adhering to all safety procedures including
  • those which govern the handling of materials, chemicals, tools, and equipment (WHMIS)
  • Properly use required PPE
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Understand requirements, possess appropriate skills, and perform various welding processes in some positions on products of specific metal types
  • Must be proficient in aluminum TIG and MIG process. 4 or more years of aluminum welding experience is preferred. 
  • Weld with an acceptable degree of proficiency, experience and knowledge, and meet various codes and specifications including AWS and ASME
  • Perform material preparation, open set-up and fit to meet process requirements.
  • Read blueprints, weld symbols and NDE symbols and interpret acceptance criteria
  • Accurately perform visual inspection of weldments to confirm compliance to various codes and standards

Job Responsibilities Part II


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Weld school certification – preferred
  • Aluminum weld experience required.
  • Be familiar with GMAW and GTAW aluminum weld processes


Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. 
*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only


Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #LSY

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Springfield