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Ramer, AL 36069
Must have at least 1 year experience and reliable transportation
-Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
-Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.
-Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
-Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces 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.
-Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.
-Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
-Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
-Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.
-Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained.
-Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
-Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
-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.
-Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
-Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
-Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
-Remove rough spots from workpieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers. -Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter.
-Preheat workpieces prior to welding or bending, using torches or heating furnaces.
-Develop templates and models for welding projects, using mathematical calculations based on blueprint information.
-Position and secure workpieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools.
-Guide and direct flames or electrodes on or across workpieces to straighten, bend, melt, or build up metal.
-Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors.
-Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths.
-Cut, contour, and bevel metal plates and structural shapes to dimensions as specified by blueprints, layouts, work orders, and templates, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knives.
-Repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torches, straightening presses, and hand tools.
-Fill holes, and increase the size of metal parts.
-Check grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments.
-Operate metal shaping, straightening, and bending machines, such as brakes and shears.
-Set up and use ladders and scaffolding as necessary to complete work. -Hammer out bulges or bends in metal workpieces.
-Dismantle metal assemblies or cut scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment, such as flame-cutting torches or plasma-arc equipment.
-Signal crane operators to move large workpieces. -Use fire suppression methods in industrial emergencies.
-Estimate materials needed for production and manufacturing and maintain required stocks of materials.
-Join parts such as beams and steel reinforcing rods in buildings, bridges, and highways, bolting and riveting as necessary.
-Gouge metals, using the air-arc gouging process.
-Mix and apply protective coatings to products.
-Operate brazing and soldering equipment.