Performs welding in the fabrication, repair and maintenance of equipment parts, structures and tools.
Cuts and/or joins metal parts in order to fabricate or repair equipment, tools, and other articles, using tools such as plasma cutter, mig welder, tig welder, arc welder, oxyacetylene torch, chop saw, grinder, drill press, clamps, and hand and power tools.
Designs and fabricates parts and equipment to meet unusual or special needs, using manufacturers' specifications, measuring devices, calculator, drawings and service requests.
Produces special equipment using welding equipment, grinder, measuring devices, and hand and power tools.
Designs and creates holding jigs to aid in the fabrication of parts in multiple numbers, using measuring devices, drawings, saw, and hand and power tools.
Maintains records of work completed, in order to provide an accounting of activities in the welding shop.
Inspects stock in order to maintain inventory of supplies routinely used in the operation of the welding shop.
Transports parts or supplies to directed locations in order to expedite repair work or modifications, using forklifts, etc.
HS Diploma / GED or equivalent; one year relevant technical school or equivalent experience preferred
Work experienceThree (3) years of journey-level mechanical experience in fabrication welding to include heliarc, gas and arc welding.
Job specific attributes/skills
Knowledge of the characteristics and properties of various metals used in the cutting, forming and welding of objects, as well as the properties of various welding rods and fluxes used in welding metals.
The ability to understand and follow occupational hazards and safety precautions, practices and procedures of the welding trade.
Must be able to use various types of equipment and tools common to the welding trade (e.g., mig welder, tig welder, oxyacetylene torch, arc welder, plasma cutter, saw, drill press, grinder, etc.), including other various hand and power tools, in a safe manner.
Conceptual skills – ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to determine weights, measurements, time and quantities.
Reading – ability to read, analyze and interpret safety, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, and common technical information and reports, including the ability to read and understand blue prints.
Writing – ability to prepare correspondence that conforms to prescribed style and format.
Reasoning – ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations, utilizing critical thinking skills.
Excellent verbal communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.