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1912009 Requisition #

Job Title:              MIG Welder

Department:         All 

Reports To:          Lead, Production Supervisor, Plant Manager

FLSA Status:       Hourly

 

 

SUMMARY

Welds together metal components with electric MIG-welding equipment by performing the following duties (80% of which is galvanized material):

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Other duties may be assigned.

     

  • Threads the proper electrode wire through portable welding gun.

     

  • Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, occasionally specified by appropriate certified welding procedure(s).

     

  • Starts power supply to produce electric current.

     

  • Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece and join edges of workpiece.

     

  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.

     

  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.  Averge welding gauge is 18 gauge - .040

     

  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.

     

  • Cleans or degreases weld joint or workpiece.

     

  • Repairs broken or cracked parts and fills holes.

     

  • Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.

     

  • Positions and clamps workpieces together or assembles them in jig or fixture.

     

  • Tacks assemblies together.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

     

     

     

    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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    High school education preferred; Welding training needed through education or experience to pass welding test at time of application or during qualification period.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

     

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    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 and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Ability to read a tape mesure to 1/16”.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    None required.

     

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Regular attendance is an essential job requirement.  Ability to work as part of a team, including all related departments/plants or independently as required to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 120 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 


WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Exposed to insulation.

 


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