Welder AP

Date: Dec 9, 2022

Location: La Crosse, WI, DIRECT SHOP-HEADER ASSEMBLY (601620), 54601

Company: Chart Industries

Ensuring Chart’s Success

Starting wages at $23.19 per hour with a $2 premium on second shift and $3 premium on third shift! With experience, make up to $35 per hour.

The assembly, fabrication, and joining of non-ferrous and ferrous material using varied welding processes.

What Your Day-to-Day Activities Will Be

  • Must train and pass A.S.M.E. processes for MIG and TIG, both AC and DC, and to the 6G level for AC.
    • The 6G and DC processes will be performed on an infrequent basis. 
  • Must weld to x-ray quality at all times and when required, pass x-ray and dye penetrant check of welds.
  • Assembles and welds various size headers and related sub-assemblies.
  • May weld with other processes and varied weldments and metals as warranted.
  • Works from drawings and specifications.
  • Must identify material and markings to ensure proper piece parts and identification codes are present.
  • Identify and use proper Work Instructions and other related specifications.
  • Must check parts prior to assembly to determine if, after assembly and welding, parts will be within tolerance.
  • May rework piece parts prior to assembly to meet drawing specifications and tolerances.
  • Responsible for quality of weld joint and proper identification of the weld.
  • Repair weld defects on headers and related sub-assemblies using proper repair procedures. 
  • Set up welding machines, check to see if the machine is operating properly, and set controls for proper welding conditions.
  • Perform minor maintenance on all welding machines such as change torch, foot pedal, fuses, load and adjust MIG wire feeder, and check coolant reservoirs daily.
  • Set up and operate portable plasma cutter.
  • Preheat preparation prior to welding per instructions.
  • Pre-bow assemblies as required. 
  • Required to operate straightening press to obtain specified tolerances on finished assembly.

Machines and Equipment

  • Welding Machines (MIG & TIG)
  • Portable Plasma Cutter
  • Positioner
  • Oxygen Acetylene Torch
  • Small Hand Tools
  • Cleaning Tanks
  • Various Hand Tools
    • Wire Brush, Chisel, & Burnisher
  • Hand and Electric Trucks
  • Overhead and Jib Hoists
  • Various Jigs and Fixtures
  • Bench Grinder
  • Simple and Complicated Measuring Devices
  • Straightening Press and Related Fixturing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The incumbent must have sufficient knowledge and ability to:

  • Use and interpret sub-assembly drawings.
  • Must have good dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Understand and work with welding codes, techniques, and special instructions.
  • Use measuring devices and have basic knowledge of math.
  • Work with both MIG and TIG weld processes on aluminum and other metals when necessary. 
  • Work closely with support groups such as Auditors, Engineering, and Supervisors.
  • Work with fixturing and straightening press to obtain specified tolerances on completed assemblies. 
  • Responsible for quality workmanship and requirements to reduce or eliminate hold points. 

Physical Work Environment

Works in an average factory environment. Exposed to the following conditions: heat, sharp edges, sometimes above-average noise, burns, fumes, smoke, dust. Protective equipment and clothing provided. Works in awkward positions: bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, standing, and sitting. Lifting 0 to 50 lbs; most lifting by hand. When lifting over 50 lbs, two people are required. 

Chart is an equal opportunity employer