Job Title: Welder

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plan and perform the welding process that best fits the job you are assigned, including fabrications, weldments, machine parts, and tools of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  • Work from drawings, sketches, written and oral instructions, and similar data to plan and lay out work in proper sequence. Perform necessary laying out, cutting, bending, and forming and assembly operations using fixtures and positioners in preparation for welding.
  • Select proper welding rod and tips; select and set current and amperage, and gas pressure according to type of material and individual job requirements. Manipulate electrode or torch to lay a smooth, even bead, obtain proper penetration and fusion, and avoid burning or distortion, especially this sections or dissimilar metals. Visually inspect work and clean welds on completion of operation.
  • Assemble parts, handle and position work in fixtures, block, clamp or hold components in relative position to avoid distortions. Use proper techniques for welding of a wide range of metals and alloys.
  • All craders must be filled to be the full size of the weld and welds must be only lightly concave or convex.
  • A welder should not accept any porosity or bad welds and should repair wither one. Welder should also remove any spatter or slag from the part they are working on.
  • If any grinding needs to be done on welds, it is the welders’ responsibility.
  • Perform and assist in minor machinist work as required.
  • Detect and report defective material, equipment operating difficulties and questionable conditions to supervisor. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition. Follow prescribed safety regulations.
  • Check appearance of their work before it leaves their work station.
  • Perform other related duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Be willing to work with others. Accept correction from supervisor. Be willing to continually improve standards.