Shift Welder Job Description

Shift Welder Job Description

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Shift welder provides training on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), plasma, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), brazing, and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW).

Shift Welder Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Applies appropriate welding processes to join, surface, fabricate and repair parts of metal or other weldable materials according to layouts, work orders, blueprints, schematics and sketches using manual, automatic welding and/or semi-automatic welding equipment
Assist in training new employees in safe and efficient use of fabricating and welding methods
Out of position repair of defective welds utilizing carbon air arc process, grinders
Under the direction of supervisor/working leader, plan and perform hand and/or machine welding and associated metal joining process to fabricate or repair parts
Work from drawings, sketches, welding machine schedules, verbal and written instructions
Make required settings to equipment, gas flow and other parameters to obtain quality welds
Prepare parts for welding, align and secure details
Utilize X-Ray film or black light process to determine extent of repairs required, build up finished machine surfaces and repair cracks and other imperfections
Use a variety of fixed and variable measuring instruments to check dimensions and record results
Perform routine servicing throughout the assigned area following specified procedures and written instructions such as operator’s check list, to assure equipment operates properly

Shift Welder Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Shift Welder

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FCAW/GMAW, AWS, GMAC, ASME, GMAW, TIG, PPE

Education for Shift Welder

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the shift welder job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Welding, General Education, Technical, Education, Associates, Manufacturing, Business, Computer, Engineering, Design

Skills for Shift Welder

Desired skills for shift welder include:

Manufacturing
Methods
Processes
5S
Kaizen and LSS
Aluminum materials
Basic procedures of MiG welding and cutting tools
Filler and brazing materials applications for various steel alloys
Fixturing and weld set up parameters
Welding processes

Desired experience for shift welder includes:

Perform similar duties as assigned and refer difficult problems to supervisor or working leader
Must be capable of passing Journeyman Certification other certifications as required
Must be capable of passing an appearance test (root pass and two fill passes on stainless duct weld sample in 6G)
Must have a proven safety record and experience with PPE
Experience reading, comprehending and using planning and drawings to meet required specification requirements
Ability to rotate to a variety of positions within the functional work area

Shift Welder Examples

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Shift Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shift welder. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for shift welder
  • May be assigned to carry out tasks not specifically listed
  • Maintains proper weld dimensions, heat and depth of weld to parts
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of department weld table
  • Performs assigned job duties with minimal supervision
  • Uses jigs/holding fixtures to lay out pieces to be welded according to blueprints, layouts, schematics or work orders and uses manual/semi-automatic/automatic welding equipment to join, surface, fabricate and repair parts of metal or other weldable materials
  • Qualifies as flat and horizontal welder
  • Oxy Fuel Burning
  • Carbon Arcing
  • Prepares surface to be welded
  • Locates and tests areas to be welded for leaks by use of soap suds and air, , rechecking as necessary
Qualifications for shift welder
  • Beginner level of proficiency reading and interpreting blueprints and layout weld stations to produce defect free work
  • Previous welding experience using mild steel, 304 stainless steel, and/or 409 stainless steel
  • Welding certification preferred, technical training in welding
  • 2 years welding experience required
  • Knowledge in mechanical drawing, shop mathematics and shop practices
  • US citizenship required due to military programs
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Shift Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a shift welder. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for shift welder
  • Position components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding
  • Weld utility structures by using automatic welding machine
  • Clean and prepare surfaces to be welded
  • Use of hoists, mechanical drawings, and fabrication equipment
  • Practice safe work habits, following safety guidelines with respect to operation and personal safety gear, and support company safety initiatives
  • Ensure and observe all safety and housekeeping rules and guidelines including proper machine guarding and lockout/tagout procedures
  • Set up, operates and adjusts N/C multifunctional manipulators with end effectors
  • Responsible for troubleshooting EBW process problems
  • Operate grinder, drill, band saw, torch and crane as assigned
  • Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documentation, including accurately completing daily labor card and submitting at conclusion of shift
Qualifications for shift welder
  • Experience welding duct assemblies (or similar) and controlling weld distortion and shrinkage
  • Weld Certification
  • 6 months to 1 year of previous MIG Pulse welding experience
  • Pass the Life Fitness Weld Test
  • Vocational training and/or welding certificate preferred
  • Communicate in English (read, write and understand)
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shift welder. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for shift welder
  • Does fabrication rework on tanks and parts called for by NCR's and ECN's using all available engineering information
  • Corrects fabrication errors caused by mistakes on the Weidematic tapes or general errors from the machine portion of fabrication
  • Rework field return tanks and parts
  • Repairs leaks on oil filled units
  • Weld radiators and lightening arrester brackets to transformers which requires some fitting and aligning
  • Puts weld on covers to both Terra Tran and power units - giving them a pressure test using air and soap
  • Performs internal tank repair work when necessary with core and coil assembly in tank
  • Layout, fit, and weld materials using support tools such as production orders, standard work, blue prints, and other documents related to the Engineering/Customer specification
  • Maintain accurate records such as production orders, data collection, and Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) sheets
  • Maintenance all welding equipment used in the department
Qualifications for shift welder
  • Ability to use keyboard, reach above shoulder height, below the waist, and lift and file documents throughout the day
  • Three years' G.T.A.W
  • Fabrication/ Welding schooling or equivalent can be substituted for years of experience on a 2 to 1 basis
  • Have tools necessary for the job
  • Operate hoist and pallet jack
  • Proficient with torch cutting
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Shift Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shift welder. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for shift welder
  • Maintain stock control, pull items for orders, work in other departments, and complete other related duties as required to fulfill customer orders
  • Perform daily activities safely and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Maintain quality throughout the weld process
  • Reads blueprints and instructions to understand weld procedures, header layout, and thickness of plates
  • Operates a mig welding machine to weld headers
  • Operates oxyacetylene torches to preheat the heads and cut attachment openings
  • Follows direction or instruction and asks questions for clarification
  • Operates crane and hoist to load and unload heads off of and onto the work station
  • Performs layout & fit-up of non ASME code water jacket headers
  • Read and interprets blueprints, diagrams, and schematics and is able to work from sketches or verbal instructions
Qualifications for shift welder
  • Ability to perform moderate physical exertion in performing arc welding on ground level and overhead
  • Must have own hood
  • Must pass S/S weld test
  • Work 2nd Shift
  • Ability to stand and walk for majority of 8 to 10 hour day, bend, lift product, equipment and tools up to 50 pounds throughout the day
  • Candidate should be proficient in TIG welding of several metal types
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Shift Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a shift welder. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for shift welder
  • Perform TIG welding on Argon purged piping spools and components
  • Read and understands shop orders and bill of materials (BOMs)
  • Understand how the tools and materials replenishment system operates
  • Understand the KanBan system
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by Supervisor or Facilitator
  • Set up and assemble various components for welding more than 50% of the time
  • Set up machine for welding
  • Weld aluminum components (bench, MIG, TIG)
  • Weld steel components (bench, MIG, TIG)
  • Grind welds
Qualifications for shift welder
  • High School, or Certification
  • An understanding of welding fundamentals
  • Basic welding experience and/or training
  • Successful completion of internal weld test
  • Minimum of 3 or more years of experience with TIG welding
  • Minimum 1 year of experience welding aluminum

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