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Welder/Assembler (Heavy Equipment)

Summary:  (Welding) Welds metal parts with gas welding equipment as specified by layout, welding diagram, or work order.  (Assembly) Assembles machines, equipment, and their subassemblies following blueprints and other written or verbal specifications.

Duties:  (Welding)  Positions parts in jigs or fixtures on bench or floor, or clamps parts together along layout marks. 

Selects torch, torch tip, filler rod and flux, according to welding chart specifications or type and thickness of metal.

Connects regulator valves and hoses to oxygen and fuel gas cylinders and welding torch.  Turns regulator valves to active flow of gases, light torch ad adjusts gas mixture and pressure to obtain desired flame.  Holds torch at proper angle to metal and guides along weld joint, applying filler rod to molten area to form weld. Examine weld for bead size and other specifications.

Repairs broken or cracked metal objects, fills holes, and builds up metal parts.  Applies flux to workpiece instead of filler rod.  Lays out positions and tack welds workpiece. 

Welds along vertical or overhead weld lines.

Scarfs or grooves weld prior to applying filler metal.  Chips or grinds off excess weld, slag or spatter.  Cleans or degreases parts.

Duties (Assembly):  Plans assembly procedures following specifications.

Removes small quantities of metal to clean parts or to produce close fit between parts.  Drills, taps or ream holes.  Aligns components, and bolts, screws, or rivets them together. 

Install moving parts, such as shafts, levers, or bearings and works to test free movement.  Bends and installs pipe for hydraulic systems.  Aligns and meshes gears in gearbox to assemble system of gears.  Tests or assists in testing operation of completed product.

Education:  High School Diploma or GED; or two years related experience and/or training; or combination of education and experience. Mechanical skills - must be familiar with wrench sizes and what wrench fits each bolt and nut.  Must be able to install engine hoses and know how to tighten clamps.  Should be familiar with simple wiring and trouble shooting electrical problems.  Must be able to install hoses using hose drawings and process drawings.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.  Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands:  Regularly required to stand and use hands and fingers.  Frequently required to walk, reach with hands and arms.  Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.  Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level is usually loud.

Must be 18 (years old) to apply.

Benefits:  Weekly pay, medical, dental, vision, 401K, Flexible Benefit Account, vacation, holiday, sick leave and tuition assistance. 

 

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