Welds together metal components such as pieces and parts to build gates, valves, and other water components and parts using electric arc-welding equipment.
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, as specified by Welding Engineer or Welding Technician.
Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to work piece and join edges of work piece.
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.
Applies filler rod manually to supply weld metal.
Cleans or degreases weld joint or work piece.
Repairs broken or cracked parts and fills holes.
Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving or scaring surfaces.
Chips off excess weld, slag, and spatter.
Preheats work piece with hand torch or heating furnace.
Positions and clamps work pieces together or assemble them in jig or fixture.
Tacks assemblies together.
Interpersonal Skills - Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
Judgment - Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
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.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification, Licenses, Registrations
Forklift Certification, past or present
Working knowledge of standard machine shop equipment and process.
Working knowledge of arc welding equipment
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to perform basic math skills, use decimals to compute ratios and percents, and to draw and interpret graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed of uninvolved instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables.
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 and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close 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 moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.