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Welder

Kent, WA 98032

Industry: Skilled Trades/Light Industrial Job Number: 64805

Under direct supervision, welds fabricated metal components on production floor.  Welds are performed on parts or sub-assemblies where cosmetics may not be a factor.  Set up gas, arc or MIG  welding equipment.  May position and fit basic metal components.  Produces component parts to blueprint tolerances. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
  1. Maintains welding equipment and makes adjustments on equipment to prepare it to weld different parts or sub-assemblies.
  2. Performs various simple welding operations (i.e. pins, knuckles, joints) following blueprint weld symbols with limited supervision.
  3. Moves parts and/or work piece manually, by crane, and secures work piece in weld fixture or table using clamps and wrenches.
  4. Maintains production quantities, efficiencies and quality on parts welded.
  5. Performs quality control inspections and cleans welded components. 
  6. Prepares surfaces to be welded and works with blueprints to verify accuracy of pre-assembled metal components to be welded.
  7. Performs simple measurements using devices or gauges to check work.
  8. Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, cable slings, or may bolt parts in position for welding or riveting.  Also performs rework, if instructed.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification.  It is not intended to be construed as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees so classified.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  1. High school diploma or GED certificate required.  Two-year college degree or associated training preferred.
  2. Knowledge of basic procedures of MIG  welding and cutting tools.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of basic procedures of voltage and amperage for given requirements.
  4. Must possess basic math skills.
  5. Skilled in the operation of grinders and deburring equipment.
  6. Able to perform standard measurements using a tape measure and other measurement devices.
  7. Able to weld simple assemblies with little supervision.
  8. Able to read blueprints with weld symbols and specifications.
  9. Able to lift and position fabricated metal parts manually, using a crane.
  10. Able to wear personal protective equipment.
  11. Able to work overtime and/or including weekends as production schedules dictate.
  12. Able to weld vertical and down.
  13. Loves Welding
  14. Weld from verbal description as well as set of plans
  15. Works with a sense of urgency while insisting on a high quality of work

PERFORMANCE METRICS

Welder 1 should rank between good and excellent in the following areas: Safety/Housekeeping, Productivity, Quality, Attendance, Attitude/Teamwork

$18+ DOE

Sharon Woermann

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