JOB TITLE:  Production Welder

DEPARTMENT:  Fabrication

REPORTS TO:  Production Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose and Scope

This position is responsible for the proper, productive and safe fitting and joining of tank and various components/parts together with select welding processes and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Operate equipment using safe work habits and based on safety standards
  • Examine work pieces for defects and 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.
  • Work in a Team Environment
  • Help improve designs through ECR process.

Specific Tasks for Position

  • Layout, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly/tacking and or welding using prescribed fixtures and proper work procedures
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using MIG process, within the parameters outlined in work procedures
  • Monitor welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors.
  • Determine required equipment and welding methods via established work procedures and apply proper welding techniques.
  • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
  • Position and secure work-pieces, using hoists, cranes, forklift
  • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
  • Read and layout according to design drawings. Proficient using a tape measure.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education and Training

Candidate should have a basic welding aptitude.  Prefer 2 year degree from Technical/Vocational School

Experience

Minimum of 1 year work experience required.

Physical Demands

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 consistently standing and frequently walking.  Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs. Must be able to push and pull a minimum of 100 lbs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The employee works near moving mechanical parts, welding areas, and other heavy machinery.  The factory experiences significant swings in temperatures from cold to hot depending on time of year.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.

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