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Welder

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: LaCrosse, WI, United States, 54601

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Job Functions

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

Job Duties and Procedures

  • 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 porcesses will be performed on an infrquent 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 Wokr 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 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.

Related Duties

The employee who performs this job has responsibility to maintain proper housekeeping in the work area and keep machines in good operating condition. Is also responsible for safety and quality workmanship and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so assigned. 

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 Required

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 straighening press to obtain specified tolerances on completed assemblies. 
  • Responsible for quality workmanship and requirements to reduce or eliminate hold points. 

Working Conditions

Works in 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 pepole are required. 

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