The primary responsibility of this position is to provide welding services as directed in the repair, replacement and fabrication of parts and attachments for trucks and heavy equipment. Typically, the Sr. Welder completes tasks of a higher degree of scope and/or complexity compared to the Welder, with little or no supervision.
Essential Job Duties:
- 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 and/or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding
- Weld components in flat, horizontal, vertical or overhead positions
- Adhere to established safety procedures with regard to welding, lock-out/tag-out, hoisting and other shop activities
- Detect faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials, and notify supervisors.
- Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
- Examine work pieces for defects, and measure work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications
- Communication skills, ability to comprehend instruction
- Welding skills
- Knowledge of MIG, TIG and Stick welding
- Knowledge of metallic properties and bonding
- Ability to fabricate parts as needed
- One year of welding experience
The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
- Work is performed in an outdoor setting. Must be able to function in the following environments: inclement weather, heat, humidity, traffic, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
- Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
- Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
- Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
- Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements
- Standing, walking, bending, climbing and stretching are required outside in the weather for extended periods during the shift.
- The ability to sit for 6-8 hours per day in 2-3 hour intervals.
- Manual dexterity to handle tools and the ability to move 50 pounds are regularly required to perform routine functions.
- Regular and peripheral vision sufficient to safely operate fork lift equipment in an active work area and perform job functions as described above.
- Hearing must be sufficient to safely operate fork lift equipment in an active work area.