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WELDER

Classification
Non-Exempt

Reports to
Operations Manager

Date
8.12.14

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective
Lays out, fit, and fabricates metal components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames and pressure vessels, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements. Includes experimental welders who analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Lays-out, positions, and secures parts and assemblies according to specifications, using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and ruler.
  2. Tack-welds or welds components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment.
  3. Cuts work-piece using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knife.
  4. Melts lead bar, wire, or scrap to add lead to joint or to extrude melted scrap into reusable form.
  5. Installs or repairs equipment, such as lead pipes, valves, floors, and tank linings.
  6. Observes tests on welded surfaces, such as hydrostatic, x-ray, and dimension tolerance to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications.


Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instruments.
  2. Removes rough spots from work-piece, using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper.
  3. Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  4. Heats, forms, and dresses metal parts, using hand tools, torch, or arc welding equipment.
  5. Ignites torch and adjusts valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc.
  6. Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
  7. Develops templates and other work aids to hold and align parts.
  8. Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Education Required: High School Graduate or GED equivalent.
  2. Valid AWS Certificate a plus.
  3. Experience in the field a plus.

Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Honest and trustworthy.
  2. Respectful.
  3. Possess cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  4. Flexible.
  5. Demonstrate sound work ethics.

Professionalism

  1. Maintain clean and professional appearance, including good hygiene and appropriate work attire.
  2. Representation of the company requires abstaining from the use of profanities, vulgar subject matters, and generally inappropriate language.
  3. Punctuality and attendance expected.

Other Qualifications
May be subject to drug testing, medical exams and physical agilities testing.

Knowledge and Skills

  1. Attention to Detail: welders need to make clean lines and cuts when welding. Paying attention to the job at hand is necessary.
  2. Dexterity: welders work with their hands, and need to be steady during the welding process.
  3. Strength: welders often need to lift or hold heavy pieces of metal in place while welding.
  4. Stamina: welders can expect long hours on their feet, often in hot conditions.
  5. Technical Skills: welding equipment requires technical knowhow, as does reading blueprints and understanding how the final product should look.
  6. Troubleshooting Skills: welders should see flaws in welds or structural imperfections in the metal.
  7. Good Vision: keeping a steady eye on the weld as it takes form requires good vision

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to type and use keyboards accurately and have proficient use of PC and Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands

  1. The Welder, while performing the essential functions of this job, is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, lift above their head, and talk or hear.
  2. The Welder is often required to kneel, crouch or stoop, climb ladders, bend at the waist, squat, and crawl in tight or confined spaces to perform the essential functions.
  3. The Welder will sometimes lift, move or push up to 75 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  5. Ascending and descending ladders or stairs is often required, and movement on uneven terrain is rarely required to carry out essential duties.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must have a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle history record that meet company insurance requirements.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  1. The noise level in the work environment and job sites may get loud.
  2. The Welder can expect to be outdoors a majority of the time.

Supervisory Responsibility
The Welder has the authority to operate within company guidelines, subject only to the limitations set by company policy.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position and typical work hours and days are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Occasional overtime may be required.

Travel
Travel expected for this position includes occasional travel to nearby service job sites as needed.

EEO Statement
Williams Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Signatures
Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.