Welder

Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: LaCrosse, WI, United States, 54601

Company: Chart Industries

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 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.

Related Duties

The employee who performs this job has the responsibility to maintain proper housekeeping in the work area and keep machines in good operating condition. Is also responsible for the safety and quality of 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 straightening press to obtain specified tolerances on completed assemblies. 
  • Responsible for quality workmanship and requirements to reduce or eliminate hold points. 

Working Conditions

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