Job Title: TIG Welder
Reports To: Shift Supervisor
Department: Metal Shop
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Prepared Date: 02/3/2017
SUMMARY: This position reports/submits all labor/production forms to the Department Shift Supervisor; and is responsible for welding/fabricating metal parts, using blue prints and specified TIG welding processes. Align parts with a square to match drawings and hold exact tolerances, secure welds of maximum strength with minimum distortion, fabricate a jig to expedite the production of finished parts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to the following:
Must possess the ability TIG as well as read blue prints and weld within tolerances. This position requires the use of calipers, measuring tape, square and ruler. Plan welding sequences, select electrode type and size as well as set/regulate current/voltage for proper penetration and fusion in order to accommodate for the thickness and type of material, the ability to perform autogenous welds is essential to this position.
Ideal candidate will be punctual and able to follow directions as well as have extensive knowledge/experience setting up and using the following electric and welding equipment: grinders, sanders, band saw, drill, mill, press, micrometers, calipers, squares, clamps, fixtures and other hand tools as needed.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.
This individual must be a self-starter, motivated to make good use of his/her time while using TIG welder to assemble/fabricate metal products in an efficient/safe manner, cleans and maintains an orderly work area to maximize production without jeopardizing anyone’ s safety. This requires operating the equipment in a safe manner and reporting hazards associated with the equipment or its operators to the Safety Director and Maintenance Department.
Welder will produce consistent, strong, penetrated welds that are smooth, and non-porous in aluminum, mild steel and stainless steel. The material will range in thickness from 20 gauge through 7 gauge. Primarily outside corner welds on 16 gauge material. Follows required procedures and uses appropriate jigs and fixtures to assist in the assembly process. Maintains/produces a level of output that will minimize production delays, eager to help in other duties to keep busy on days where orders for production are slow.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Must have welding certificate or the equivalent in experience/knowledge of welding processes and equipment.
Must possess the ability to read blue prints and weld within tolerances. This position requires the use of calipers, measuring tape, square and ruler.
Good communication skills relative to supervisor and other related departments must read and write in English in order to fill out daily reports.
The ability to squat, stand, stoop bend down, for long periods of time as well as lift, push, pull a minimum of 50lbs.