Uses hand welding and flame-cutting equipment to weld together metal components and parts or to cut, trim, or scarf metal objects to dimensions, as specified by layouts, work orders, or blueprints.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Welds metal parts or components together, using brazing, gas, or arc welding equipment.
Guides electrodes or torch along weld line at specified speed and angle to weld, melt, cut, or trim metal.
Reviews layouts, blueprints, diagrams, or work orders in preparation for welding or cutting metal components.
Selects and inserts electrode or gas nozzle into holder and connects hoses and cables to obtain gas or specified amperage, voltage, or polarity.
Selects and installs torch, torch tip, filler rod, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or type and thickness of metal.
Connects and turns regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure to obtain desired flame.
Ignites torch or starts power supply and strikes arc.
Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes and increases size of metal parts, using welding equipment.
Preheats workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace.
Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead position.
Positions workpieces and clamps together or assembles in jigs or fixtures.
Chips or grinds off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper, portable grinder, or arc-cutting equipment.
Inspects finished workpiece for conformance to specifications.
Cleans or degreases parts, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.
Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Performs all other functions as required.
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 equivalent; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a certificate issued by affiliates of and/or by the American Welding Society
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply shop math at the high school level.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, twist, bend, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. Frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear. Occasionally work in cramped spaces, and constant standing and kneeling. Must wear common protective or safety equipment May be subject to noisy machinery. Hearing protection must be worn to protect workers from excess noise. Ability to work alone, and collaborate with members of crew. May need on occasion to direct helpers to complete jobs.
May require extensive work hours during peak business planning cycles. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy
HUBBELL WORK STANDARDS
• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders: coworkers, clients, vendors and potential customers.
• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable Hubbell policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies.
• Respect for the compliance requirements a manufacturing company faces, preferably gained through experience with government contracting regulations.