Welders: Job order # 785746
Is assigned to the Metal Working Shop to perform a full range of
welding. Works on equipment as represented by dredges, towboats, barges, tractors,
draglines, derrick boats, buoys, cranes, etc. Works alone or with a group depending on the
assignment. Uses prints, sketches and work orders as required.
1. Performs welder duties using electric, acetylene and/or inert gas shielded welding processes.
Work involves planning, laying out work, positioning and clamping work, preheating
metal, and maintaining temperature to prevent distortion. Uses templates, jigs,
blueprints and other guides to repair, modify or fabricate metal items for all types of
equipment, including repair or light or intricately made mechanical parts, which must fit in
assemblies where close tolerances are required.50%
2. Makes a wide range of welds from simple to precision welding utilizing the shielded
metal arc welding (SMAW) and flux core arc welding (FCAW) processes; determining
disassemble or repair necessary and materials to be used. Works with light, heavy gauge
and hardened metals, welding all the various types of weld able items assigned, using flat,
vertical, horizontal, and overhead positions. Work processes include pre-heating, brazing,
bead welding, tack welding, flame cutting, pressure welding, and heat treating; selection
of type of rod and size of tip to accomplish weld, determining heat necessary, setting up
and adjusting equipment, maintaining proper speed, flame, motion, tip angle and position
to preclude desired results. 50%
Performs other duties as assigned.