General supervision uses hand-welding equipment to MIG & TIG weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
- Clamp, hold, tack-weld, grind component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
- Remove rough spots from work pieces, using portable grinders.
- Chip or grind off excess weld or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers & portable grinders.
- Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
- Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.
- Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc & plasma arc.
- Position and secure work pieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools.
- Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
- Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Mathematics – Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
- Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Arm-Hand Steadiness – The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
- Control Precision – The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or tool to exact positions.
- Multilimbed Coordination – The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.
- Finger Dexterity – The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Trunk Strength – The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing.
- Static Strength – The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
- Extent Flexibility – The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
- Dynamic Strength – The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
Experience and Education:
High School Diploma (GED or equivalency) Vocational or Tech School in welding field and 2 plus
years of experience.
- Lift to 50 lbs.
- Grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, crawling, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
- Bend, stoop, squat and stretch to complete tasks
- Must be able to work at heights and/or confined spaces
- Forklift and scissor lift operations