SUMMARY: Responsible to clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind and/or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
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.
Monitoring the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion material.
Detect faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials, and notify supervisors.
Weld components in flat, vertical or overhead positions.
Maintain and secure work tools.
Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.
Provide on-the-job training to new employees.
Fabrication work as needed.
Accurately account for time spent per job.
Keep work area clean including shop floor.
Minor maintenance of machines to include oiling, greasing, cleaning, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to read and interpret diagrams, blueprints and assembly prints.
Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work involves frequent lifting of materials up to 50 pounds. Machinery and tool operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, steel-toe boots, welding helmets, long-sleeved nonflammable shirts. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry should not be worn.