Aluminum Welder

    Sep 11 2017
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    Associate Degree or Certificate

    High School Diploma and relevant experience


    Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials

    English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


    Basic Skills

    • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
    • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
    • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    Social Skills

    • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
    • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
    • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

    Complex Problem Solving Skills

    • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    Technical Skills

    • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
    • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
    • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
    • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
    • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
    • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    Work Context

    Body Positioning

    • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body
    • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
    • Spend Time Standing
    • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls


    • Contact With Others
    • Face-to-Face Discussions

    Environmental Conditions

    • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    • Exposed to Contaminants
    • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures

    Job Hazards

    • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions
    • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment

    Routine versus Challenging Work

    • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    • Structured versus Unstructured Work

    Pace and Scheduling

    • Time Pressure

    Work Attire

    • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets
    • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection

    Work Setting

    • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled


    • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.
    • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
    • Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.
    • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
    • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors.
    • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding.
    • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
    • Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
    • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
    • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
    • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
    • Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
    • Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained.
    • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.
    • Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
    • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
    • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter.
    • Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
    • Remove rough spots from workpieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers.
    • Position and secure workpieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools.
    • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths.
    • Repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torches, straightening presses, and hand tools.
    • Fill holes, and increase the size of metal parts.
    • Dismantle metal assemblies or cut scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torches or plasma-arc equipment.
    • Check grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments.
    • Guide and direct flames or electrodes on or across workpieces to straighten, bend, melt, or build up metal.
    • Develop templates and models for welding projects, using mathematical calculations based on blueprint information.
    • Cut, contour, and bevel metal plates and structural shapes to dimensions as specified by blueprints, layouts, work orders, and templates, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knives.
    • Preheat workpieces prior to welding or bending, using torches or heating furnaces.
    • Set up and use ladders and scaffolding as necessary to complete work.
    • Hammer out bulges or bends in metal workpieces.


    Controlling Machines and Processes
    • Braze metal parts or components together
    • Burn (cut), trim, or scarf metal objects
    • Fabricate beams
    • Operate hoist, winch, or hydraulic boom
    • Operate metal or plastic fabricating equipment/machinery
    • Perform detailed welding techniques
    • Solder metal parts or components together
    • Use acetylene welding/cutting torch
    • Use arc welding equipment
    • Use gas welding equipment
    • Use hand or power tools
    • Use non-destructive test equipment
    • Use precision measuring tools or equipment
    • Use soldering equipment
    • Use thermal-cutting equipment
    • Weld together metal parts, components, or structures
    Handling and Moving Objects
    • Apply protective coating to products
    • Clean or degrease weld, or parts to be welded or soldered
    • Fabricate, assemble, or disassemble manufactured products by hand
    • File, sand, grind, or polish metal or plastic objects
    • Position, clamp or assemble workpiece prior to welding
    • Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
    • Sharpen metal objects
    Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    • Identify base metals for welding
    • Identify properties of metals for repair or fabrication activities
    • Recognize characteristics of alloys
    • Recognize characteristics of metals
    • Recognize welding symbols
    • Understand technical operating, service or repair manuals
    Performing General Physical Activities
    • Apply cleaning solvents
    • Climb ladders, scaffolding, or utility or telephone poles
    • Move or fit heavy objects
    • Perform welding techniques over lengthy time span
    • Weld in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead position
    Getting Information
    • Read blueprints
    • Read production layouts
    • Read specifications
    • Read technical drawings
    • Read work order, instructions, formulas, or processing charts
    Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    • Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications
    Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
    • Maintain safe work environment
    • Monitor production machinery/equipment operation to detect problems
    • Monitor the quantity of assembly output
    Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    • Adjust welding equipment
    • Maintain welding machines or equipment
    • Setup welding equipment
    Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
    • Use combination welding procedures
    • Use knowledge of welding filler rod types
    • Use spot or tack welding techniques

    Tools and Technology


    Blow torches
    • Motorized cutting torches
    • Pattern cutting torches
    • Welding torches
    Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
    • Brazing equipment
    • Heliarc welding equipment
    • Oxyacetylene welding equipment
    • Portable gas operated arc welders
    • Arc welders
    • Mobile welding units
    • Resistance welding equipment
    • Semiautomatic flame-cutting equipment
    Welding masks
    • Hand shields
    • Welding masks
    Welding shields

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