Note: This is a part-time (less than 30 hours/week for 90 days) and temporary paid position located in Encinal, TX. LEG's co-op's aim to allow current and recent graduates to obtain invaluable insight on the operation and demands of our Fabrication Department.
Welds together metal components of products such as pipelines, vehicles, and heavy equipment with electric arc-welding equipment.
Welding Preparation: 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. Preheats workpiece with hand torch or heating furnace. Positions and clamps workpieces together or assembles them in jig or fixture. Tacks assemblies together.
Welding: 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.
Post Welding Duties: Cleans or degreases weld joint or workpiece. Examines weld for bead size and other specifications. 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.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Must have already obtained certification from trade school within the last year, or are on track to graduate; no related experience or training required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Welding certification is preferred.Valid driver's license.
Hot work permit certification is a plus.
Forklift certification is a plus.
Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to pass a 5G test.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability and willingness to work both individually and as part of a team.
Must participate and successfully complete the Smith Driver’s Training system taught in house.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat and risk of radiation. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.