1st Class Structural Welder

Responsibilities
 Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding producers, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment
 Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or think scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter
 Weld completion in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions
 Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment o fuse metal
segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding
 Manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal
 Clean or degrease weld joint or work piece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath. May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes
 Set up and operate welding equipment and select proper electrodes
according to metals to be joined or as instructed
 Preform grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes
 Burning, washing, edge prepping using hand and automated equipment
 Flux cored inner shield and dual shield welding along with oxy-acetylene torching, air-arc, weld-wire gas, stick and pipe flange
 Construct or repair metal products by joining parts either manual (using a variety of welding methods including electric arc, MIG and TIG welding or oxy-acetylene welding) or by machine
 Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons reports and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work
 Preforms grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes
 Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other
identifying marks as required
 Will be required to wear personal protective equipment hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator
 Other duties as assigned
 Understand and act upon instructions
 Work independently to complete responsibilities
 Must have regular, reliable attendance


Qualifications
 Must be able to demonstrate ability to perform multi-pass, all position fillet and butt welds using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding)
 Knowledge of welding techniques (oxygen-acetylene, electric arc, and TIG), tools and equipment
 Technical training preferred
 Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
 Must be able to work effectively with others
 Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates
 Enter and move through manholes to reach and work in internally confined
spaces
 Must be a steady, reliable worker
 Must be able to compared and follow simple instructions

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