Welder

Great Plains Mfg. Inc.
 Salina, KS

Production Welder

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SUMMARY

Welds together metal components of products with electric arc-welding equipment by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Follows all Great Plains and OSHA safety regulations and wears prescribed safety and protective equipment
  • Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
  • Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by Welding Supervisor.
  • Starts power supply to produce electric current.
  • Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode/wire to work piece and join edges of work piece.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
  • Applies filler rod/wire manually to supply weld metal.
  • Cleans or degreases weld joint or work piece.
  • Repairs broken or cracked parts and fills holes.
  • Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
  • Chips off excess weld, slag, and spatter.
  • Positions and clamps work pieces together or assembles them in jig or fixture.
  • Tacks assemblies together.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, work orders, and blueprints. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one situation.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Must be able to successfully pass a supervised welding test.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT The following tools and equipment are subject to be used by employees in the Welding Department.

Arc Welder Robot Welder

Plasma Torch Oxy/Ace Torch

Ding Hammer Adjustable Clamps

Deadblow Hammer Sander

Fixed Jigs Roll-over Jigs

Hydraulic Roll Over Jig Portable Grinders

Overhead Hoist

The frequencies of occasionally, frequently and regularly referenced in the Physical Demands and Work Environment sections are defined as follows:

REFERENCE TIME INCREMENTS

Occasionally Less than 1/3 of time

Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 of time

Regularly Over 2/3 of time

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