MIG Welder Job Description

MIG Welder Job Description

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MIG welder provides all personal protective equipment - welding hoods with a cooling filtration system, metatarsal guard steel-toe boots, gloves, safety glasses, etc.

MIG Welder Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

MIG welding on steel (a mix of open table and fixture)
This position requires welding of stainless steel products, and is familiar with the MIG welding process
This position requires a basic knowledge of OSHA safety regulations
Doing Mig Welding some Stick
Perform all position welding on a diversified line of standard weldments and structures in accordance with code certifications, alignments, dimensional and general inspection requirements
Fit and position weldments for a number of parts, use welding fixtures and jigs where applicable
Methods usually prescribed or standardized but welder may select and vary techniques within limits of recognized procedures
Usually work on medium sized bases and frames, plows, dozer blades, plate weldments or varied description equipment
Work from blueprints, drawings, and job layouts
Grind and sand parts

MIG Welder Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for MIG Welder

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AWS, MIG, OSHA, ASME

Education for MIG Welder

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the MIG welder job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Welding, General Education, Technical, Education, Supervision, Associates

Skills for MIG Welder

Desired skills for MIG welder include:

Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Metal properties
Mig Welding Equipment
Containers and carts
Welding principles and techniques
Parts/materials
Basic math
Electrical
MIG welding
Safety regulations

Desired experience for MIG welder includes:

6+ months of welding experience either through education or work
Welding Certification through an educational institution
1+ year(s) of welding experience in a manufacturing industry
Clean all parts free of BB's and overlap
Use rule, square, templates, and gauges
Report quality related problems to Supervisor or Quality Inspector

MIG Welder Examples

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MIG Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of MIG welder. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for MIG welder
  • Work is subject to process and final inspection
  • Robotic welder operations
  • Quality inspections including leak tests
  • Specifically MIG Hardwire on Steel
  • Takes direction from Lead Person or Supervisor
  • This position ensures the accuracy or products being welded by placing them in to an approved welding fixture, and inspecting for fitment to the fixture prior to welding
  • This position typically has no employees reporting directly to it, and this position reports directly to the department supervisor, and Production manager
  • This position requires knowledge in the proper care, and maintenance of all standard welding equipment, such as changing tips when necessary, and cleaning of the machine
  • Must be able to read drawings, and other manufacturing documents
  • Maintain accurate counts of parts produced on a daily basis
Qualifications for MIG welder
  • Requires the ability to wear welding specific personal protective equipment including helmet, gloves, and leathers
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50lbs independently
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend and reach on a regular basis
  • Welder position requires near, far, and depth vision
  • Must maintain welding equipment
  • Minimum 6 months MIG/TIG welding experience
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MIG Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a MIG welder. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for MIG welder
  • MIG weld components in flat, vertical or overhead positions
  • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares and rulers
  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum stainless steel, zinc, steel (black iron)
  • Use of MIG equipment to weld and fabricate components
  • Must be able to weld thin metals (16AWG or 1/16") thicker materials
  • Read and interpret blueprints and engineering drawings
  • Laser cut material and bend to specification
  • Assemble and weld parts adding weld nuts, bolts and miscellaneous pieces
  • Meet or exceed ANSI standards
  • Some use of grinding equipment
Qualifications for MIG welder
  • High School Diploma or GED is a must
  • Must be able to work Saturday and Sunday as needed during peak seasons
  • Sign Fabrication Experience required
  • Mig Aluminum Welding
  • Forklift Operation (6 Months at least)
  • General Fabrication Skills
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MIG Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a MIG welder. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for MIG welder
  • Reads production order and part print to determine dimensions and retrieve fixtures, equipment, and parts
  • Welds approximately 60 different frame assemblies with some 275 variations
  • Inspects parts for deficient welds and compensates for material irregularities
  • Keeps production orders
  • Grinds down deficient welds and rewelds correctly
  • Measures completed frames for accuracy and conformance to specifications using scales and square
  • Performs preventive maintenance on weld equipment
  • Perform layout and fits up work using fixtures or positioners
  • Use of MIG welder to assemble fabricated metal products in an efficient manner to maximize production
  • Conduct required safety checks and reports hazards associated with the equipment accordingly
Qualifications for MIG welder
  • Ability to read a tape measure REQUIRED
  • Ability to read Weld Symbols HUGE PLUS
  • Ability to stand or sit for 10 hour shift
  • Maintain concentration over long periods of time
  • Ability to speak to a safety culture and how you can impact that
  • Subject to a criminal background and drug screen
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MIG Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a MIG welder. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for MIG welder
  • Follow all required procedures per customer specs
  • Maintain an organized work station
  • Utilize the use of appropriate jigs and fixtures to assist in the assembly process
  • Assist in other job functions as assigned
  • Read drawinds and measure with gauges, calipers, per instructions
  • Assist Level I MIG Welders when needed
  • Perform weld operations using equipment and materials according to production schedule
  • Set and adjust production equipment and materials to ensure defect free welds
  • Regularly inspect in-process and finished parts for defective welds according to work instructions and procedures
  • Ensure quality standards are met to achieve zero defects
Qualifications for MIG welder
  • Must have your own steel toe boots and weld hood/helmet
  • Client will give you a WELD TEST you must pass on site
  • Able to read welding blueprints & symbols
  • Ability to make clean lines and cuts when welding
  • Ability to work with hands and remain steady during the welding process
  • Ability to lift and hold heavy pieces of metal in place while welding
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MIG Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of MIG welder. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for MIG welder
  • Place or pack finished parts into designated containers and ensure proper labeling as instructed
  • Correctly set-up various welding machines (amperage, voltage, speeds, and pulse) maximizing their efficiency and effectiveness per application
  • Complete required paperwork and computer entries as required
  • Immediately inform supervisor or designee of any machine malfunction, production quality, material requirements or safety issues
  • Ensure housekeeping duties are performed as a priority to ensure a clean, safe and orderly plant environment
  • Monitor production and material supplies
  • May perform other duties or work at different workstations as production needs require
  • Performs other work related duties as required
  • Locates and repairs cracks in industrial engine cylinder heads
  • Welding Metal Frames for Climate Control Systems that will go into Trucks and Trailers
Qualifications for MIG welder
  • Ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time, often in hot conditions
  • Ability to read blueprints and understand how the final product should look
  • Ability to see flaws in welds or structural imperfections in the metal
  • Required to stand during entire 10 hour work shift
  • Constant use of hands to perform job duties
  • Requires a sense of urgency in performing duties and the flexibility to work with quickly changing priorities to meet business demands

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