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Manufacturing Operations
2010789 Requisition #


·       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.

·       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.


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.



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


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.

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