Welds together metal components of products such as pipelines, vehicles, and heavy equipment with electric arc-welding equipment by performing the following duties.
Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, to known standards.
Starts engine driven welding machine to produce electric current. Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece and join edges of workpiece.
Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
Examines weld for bead size and other specifications. Cleans or degreases weld joint or workpiece.
Repairs broken or cracked parts and fills holes.
Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
Chips off excess weld, slag, and spatter.
Preheats workpiece with hand torch or heating furnace.
Positions and clamps workpieces together or assembles them in jig or fixture.
Tacks assemblies together.
One year certificate from college or technical school; minimum of three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Welding certification is preferred.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to pass a 6G test.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability and willingness to work both individually and as part of a team