SUMMARY: Assists Welders to position, align, and fit together fabricated plates, structural shapes, and weldments preparatory to assembly into structural fabricated products. Participates and completes FAST Weld Training. Required to perform other miscellaneous tasks as supervision deems necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
· Assists in reading and interpreting blueprints and machine drawings to determine specific welding requirements.
· Assists connecting cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by engineer.
· Assists guiding 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 when properly trained.
· Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
· Repairs broken or cracked parts and fills holes.
· Positions and clamps workpieces together or assembles them in jig or fixtures.
· Tacks assemblies together.
· Chips off excess weld, slag, and spatter.
· Cleans or degreases parts.
· Performs all necessary maintenance and repair on all equipment used in welding.
· Moves parts in and moves finished product out of welding area.
· Completes all weekly, daily and monthly 5S tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties 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.
EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE): High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Individual must also obtain and maintain the FAST welding certification.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: 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.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform simple shop math, convert decimals to fractional equivalents.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ERP software. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX or Dynamics D365 is preferred.
· Stand: Continuously (8-10 hours)
· Walk: Occasionally (2-4 hours)
· Sit: Rarely (grinding small parts)
· Lift to/from floor: Up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), up to 25 lbs. frequently (components)
· Lift overhead: Up to 20 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. occasionally (components)
· Lift waist level: Up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), up to 25 lbs. frequently (components)
· Two hand carry: Up to 30 lbs. for 5 feet, occasionally (components), heavier items are moved with a hoist
· One hand carry: 30 lbs. for 10 feet occasional (sub weldments)
· Push/pull: Up to 53 lbs. force (total 105 lbs. force) with two employees to initiate movement of large A-frame carts, up to 38 lbs. force (total 75 lbs. force) with two employees to initiate movement of loaded carts occasionally, may move the carts into ovens 30 feet
· Elevate work (reaching): Frequently (to work on main frames)
· Twist: Occasionally (to reach areas on frames)
· Bend: Frequently (to reach areas on frames during welding, grinding, working on components on sawhorses or tables)
· Squat: Occasionally (working around frames)
· Kneel or crouch: Frequently (welding frames, grinding)
· Crawl: Rarely (to get under frames)
· Stair climb: Occasionally (rolling stairs)
· Ladder climb: Rarely (to reach upper parts of frames for welding or grinding)
· Balance: Frequently (walking or standing around welding equipment, machines and components)
· Manual dexterity: Rarely (writing, handling small items)
· Firm grasp: Continuously (handling equipment and components, holding gun all shift with dominant hand)
· Foot pedal operation: Occasionally (to operate TIG welding unit)
Lifting more than 50 lbs. is performed by two employees or mechanical assistance is required.
· Rare: 1-5% of day
· Occasional: 6-33% of day
· Frequent: 34-66% of day
· Continuous: 67-100% of day
· May be inside 95% of the shift, outside 5% to get material of place finished product outside, temperature exposure is usually 70-100 degrees inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20 to 100 degrees + with high humidity in the summer.
· Confined spaces: Slight
· High elevations: Slight
· Moving objects: Moderate (forklift, carts)
· Noise level: Severe
· Slippery surface: Moderate (floor sweats in summer, outside may be slippery in winter)
· Vibration: Moderate (grinding)
· Air pollution: Moderate (dust, welding smoke)
VISION AND HEARING REQUIRED:
· Near vision and depth perception: Significant
· Far vision: Minimal
· Color discrimination: Minimal
· Hearing sensitivity: Minimal
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Hard hat when using bridge crane, welding helmet when welding, eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, and ear plugs.
EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB: MIG welder, plasma cutter, cutting torch, hand grinders, hand tools, measuring tools, belt sander, forklift, overhead hoist, bridge crane, steel sawhorse and broom.