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Career Details :: Welders, Production
Assemble and weld metal parts on production line, using welding equipment, requiring only a limited knowledge of welding techniques.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Preheats workpieces preparatory to welding or bending, using torch.
- Positions and secures workpiece, using hoist, crane, wire and banding machine, or hand tools.
- Selects, positions, and secures torch, cutting tips, or welding rod, according to type, thickness, area, and desired temperature of metal.
- Dismantles metal assemblies or cuts scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torch or plasma-arc equipment.
- Fuses parts together, seals tension points, and adds metal to build up parts.
- Climbs ladders or works on scaffolds to disassemble structures.
- Connects hoses from torch to tanks of oxygen and fuel gas, and turns valves to release mixture.
- Fills cavities or corrects malformation in lead parts and hammers out bulges and bends in metal workpieces.
- Guides and directs flame or electrodes on or across workpiece to straighten, bend, melt, or build up metal.
- Ignites torch and regulates flow of gas and air to obtain desired temperature, size, and color of flame.
- Signals crane operator to move large workpieces.
- Examines workpiece for defects and measures workpiece with straightedge or template to ensure conformance with specifications.
- Welds or tack welds metal parts together, using spot-welding gun or hand, electric, or gas welding equipment.
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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
- Operation and Control
- Equipment Selection
- Product Inspection
- Operation Monitoring
- Equipment Maintenance
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Hazardous Equipment