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Career Details :: Soldering and Brazing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators
Set up or set up and operate soldering or brazing machines to braze, solder, heat-treat, or spot weld fabricated metal products or components as specified by work orders, blueprints, and layout specifications.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Positions, aligns, and bolts holding fixtures, guides, and stops onto or into brazing machine to position and hold workpieces.
- Connects, forms, and installs parts to braze, heat-treat, and spot-weld workpiece, metal parts, and components.
- Cleans, lubricates, and adjusts equipment to maintain efficient operation, using air hose, cleaning fluid, and hand tools.
- Selects torch tips, alloy, flux, coil, tubing, and wire, according to metal type and thickness, data charts, and records.
- Examines workpiece for defective seams, solidification, and adherence to specifications, and anneals finished workpiece to relieve internal stress.
- Assembles, aligns, and clamps workpieces into holding fixture to bond, heat-treat, or solder fabricated metal components.
- Sets dials and timing controls to regulate electrical current, gas flow pressure, heating/cooling cycles, and shut-off.
- Starts machine to complete trial run, readjusts machine, and records setup data.
- Disconnects electrical current and removes and immerses workpiece into water or acid bath to cool and clean component.
- Fills hoppers and positions spout to direct flow of flux, or manually brushes flux onto seams of workpieces.
- Operates and trains workers to operate heat-treating equipment to bond fabricated metal components according to blueprints, work orders, or specifications.
- Manipulates levers to synchronize brazing action or to move workpiece through brazing process.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
Frequent Work Context
- Common Protective or Safety Attire
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done