Welder Job Description

Welder Job Description

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Welder provides aluminum, iron and other metal welding services.

Welder Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective welder job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included welder job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Welds precision or close tolerance parts and assemblies
Reworks and repairs parts and assemblies
Maintains welds on various items using a variety of welding processes such as
Repairs metal surfaces (doors, drain covers, fences, motorized gates, grates, railing, furniture, tools, parts, etc) for the purpose of ensuring safe and efficient use of items
Installs various welded items for the purpose of completing projects safely and within established time frames
Maintains shop, equipment, tools, vehicles, for the purpose of ensuring the availability and functioning of required items
Coordinates with supervisor and other trades personnel for the purpose of completing project/work orders efficiently
Requests welding equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of required items
Must be able to operate equipment used in welding and metal fabrication
Must be able to plan projects

Welder Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Welder

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AWS, ASME, PED, IR, D1.1, NDT, CWB, OSHA, SAW, SMAW

Education for Welder

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Welder

Desired skills for welder include:

Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Procedures within a particular field
Physical properties of metal machining
Commonly-used concepts
Weld shrinkage and welding techniques
Welding techniques
Containers and carts
Airless paint Sprayers

Desired experience for welder includes:

Must be able to read and calculate dimensions as required to fabricate all welding position layouts
Performs inspections and prepares written inspection reports
Maintains effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with other employees, manager, and supports other organizations
Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment and spare parts for the welding/fabrication operation
Understand and follow WPS
Weld within essential variables of the WPS and welder qualifications of AWS

Welder Examples


Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of 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 welder
  • When requested by supervisor, assists and trains others in development of skills and adherence to quality standards
  • When directed by supervisor, helps maintain inventory of materials and welding supplies
  • Operates sheet metal fabrication equipment, as required
  • Ensure compliance with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) manual specifications, service bulletins, build sheets, quality procedures, airworthiness directives
  • Knowledge of conducting quality checks on every part
  • Perform first piece inspect of welded manufactured parts to meet blue-print specifications and tolerances, and adjust setups accordingly to ensure a quality product is produced
  • Visually inspects work and fixtures on an on-going basis
  • Perform to established methods and standards
  • Working from blueprints, sets up and weld parts as called for by shop routings
  • Retrieves fixtures for scheduled job
Qualifications for welder
  • Understand requirements for the visual inspection of welds
  • Understand NDT requirements consistent with structural welding
  • Knowledge of and ability to read tape measures, Dial and Vernier Calipers, Squares to perform in process inspections
  • The worker must be at least 18 years of age
  • The worker must pass a post-offer physical examination
  • This position requires between three and five years of prior experience in welding procedures

Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a welder. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for welder
  • Proper use of all safety equipment and safety features of machines
  • Maintains proper maintenance on weld guns and wire feeders as needed
  • Responsible for planning work so as to eliminate lost time and errors
  • Able to teach new welders in the set up and operation of weld jobs
  • Responsible for maintaining communication to appropriate management and support personnel concerning safety, quality, personnel and productivity issues
  • Perform company standard 5’s program
  • Responsible for communicating to Supervisor and or crew leader all fixture and machine related issues
  • Perform duties in compliance with all safety rules and regulations required by the Company, Local, State and Federal provisions
  • MIG and TIG weld steel, aluminum and stainless steel components base on the specifications
  • Must provide their own equipment, hand tools and rollaway box
Qualifications for welder
  • Sufficient proficiency with precision-measuring equipment such as but not limited to calipers, tape measures, micrometers, Hand tools will be utilized such as screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, drills, grinders, portable bandsaws, files, power hand tools, drill presses, air-driven hand tools, etc
  • Able to read and interpret work instructions, engineering drawings, tool designs
  • Capable of becoming a “Certified Welder” by passing weld test certification
  • Verifiable work experience
  • Must have a minimum of High School Degree or GED
  • Welding certificate required

Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of 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 welder
  • ARC welding
  • Metal container repair and fabrication
  • Welding with GMAW and GTAW processes
  • Sets up welding unit (MIG, TIG, resistance, spot, stud, ) to desired amperage
  • Under limited supervision, performs welding applications within work teams
  • Checks inventory to ascertain that all necessary parts and quantities are available, and if necessary, requisitions appropriate quantity of items from material handler
  • Selects appropriate weld jig then positions and secures piece parts in weld jig
  • Makes appropriate adjustments to welder for application required
  • Tacks and performs quality MIG weld, meeting required specifications and maintaining tolerances
  • Able to perform smaller weldments
Qualifications for welder
  • Welding certificate from a Technology school preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years welding experience
  • Capable of interpreting blue prints
  • Background in medical products preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment and motivate team members
  • Maintain a general knowledge of regulatory requirements such as ISO 9001

Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of welder. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for welder
  • Use of tools and equipment in a proficient manner to fabricate welding seams in this manufacturing environment
  • Daily use of overhead cranes
  • Other duties Assigned by Production Team Leader within the department
  • Must be a Structural MIG Welder
  • Must have a knowledge of and commitment to all safety rules and precautions necessary for working in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to maintain AWS (American Welding Society) and CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) certifications
  • Must check work assignments and interprets blueprints and/or sketches to determine parts required
  • Responsible for measuring, marking, counting, and locating components on/in an assembly
  • Advises Team Leader of any discrepancies in and/or shortages of required parts
  • May be assigned to any other projects or duties as designated by Team Leader
Qualifications for welder
  • Professional Certification (e.g., AWS / ASME welding certificate) required
  • Must have strong background in precision measurement using surface plate/layout experience, calipers, height gauges, micrometers, and microscope
  • Welding certifications desired
  • Material handling equipment, ., overhead cranes, tow-motor, pallet jacks
  • Three years experience as Welder I or a welding certification and three years welding experience or completion of a three year apprenticeship program or a combination of three years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in welding is desirable
  • Must be able to read and use a tape measure

Welder Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a welder. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for welder
  • May discuss preventive techniques with supervisor to minimize future repairs
  • Estimates time and material costs for the purpose of determining costs for specific jobs
  • Understand various weld form symbols on blue prints and understand size of fillet forms
  • Responsible for use of cutting equipment as deemed necessary and understanding welding methods
  • Maintain proper product counts and report them as required in a timely manner
  • Must be able to complete paper work that ensures good communication skills, both written and through reports
  • Set up and operate specified welding machines, tools and equipment, with assistance from Supervisor, Lead, or support personnel
  • Read production orders to verify quality standards for specifications, processes and procedures
  • Monitor welding machine operation, performance and accuracy
  • Verify that vessels, materials, parts, procedures and processes conform to applicable work instructions
Qualifications for welder
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Stick and MIG welding
  • Fabrication experience a plus!
  • Have a minimum of 1 year ARC welding and fabricating experience or completion of welding school
  • GTAW Welding experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Technical School training, and American Welding Society (AWS) certification
  • Must have 6 months to one year of related experience

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