Welder 1st Shift
Use hand welding and flame-cutting equipment to weld together metal components and parts or to cut, trim, or scarf metal objects to dimensions, as specified by layouts, work orders, or blueprints.
Minimum requirements: High School diploma or Equivalent. Certification or Vocational training preferred. 2-5 years of manufacturing experience. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Reliable, responsible, dependable, and able to fulfill obligations. Quality written and oral communication. Able to work with others and independently. Problem solving. Decision making. Job task planning and organizing. Significant use of memory. Find necessary information, Continuous learning. Must pass company performance tests (1G weld test) to meet certification standards of professional and technical associations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform this job successfully. While performing the duties pertaining to this position, the incumbent is regularly required to stand for long periods of time. Strength and stamina sufficient to maintain a rigorous work schedule, requiring physical exertion and heavy lifting (5lb upto 75 lb). Perform physical activities that require moving the whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials. Using hands and arms in installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things. The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing. The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Positions parts in jigs or fixtures on bench or floor, or clamps parts together along layout marks. Welds metal parts or components together, using brazing, gas, or arc welding equipment. Guides electrodes or torch along weld line at specified speed and angle to weld, melt, cut, or trim metal. Reviews layouts, blueprints, diagrams, or work orders in preparation for welding or cutting metal components. Selects and inserts electrode or gas nozzle into holder and connects hoses and cables to obtain gas or specified amperage, voltage, or polarity. Selects and installs torch, torch tip, filler rod, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or type and thickness of metal. Connects and turns regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure to obtain desired flame. Ignites torch or starts power supply and strikes arc. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes and increases size of metal parts, using welding equipment. Preheats workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace. Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead position. Positions workpieces and clamps together or assembles in jigs or fixtures. Chips or grinds off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper, portable grinder, or arc-cutting equipment. Inspects finished workpiece for conformance to specifications. Cleans or degreases parts, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.