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Summary:

Position Summary: Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate safety equipment, and use safe work habits.
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind and/or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials, and notify supervisors.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
  • Examine work pieces for defects, and measure work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
  • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Educational and Other Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum two (2) years work related skill, knowledge, and hands on experience or vocational training required.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Must be able to read blueprints.
  • Must be able to fabricate metal.
  • Sensitive to confidential information.
  • Must work independently and as a member of team.

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