Full Job Description
Other trades certificate or diploma
2 years to less than 3 years

  • Welding Technology/Welder

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Gas welding machine
  • Butt or seam resistance welding machine
  • Arc welding machine
  • Spot welding machine

Additional Skills

  • Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes
  • Examine welds and ensure that they meet standards and/or specifications
  • Welding experience

Area of Specialization

  • Custom fabrication
  • Shipbuilding and repair

Weight Handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
  • Up to 13.5 kg (30 lbs)

Welding Techniques

  • Resistance, spot or seam
  • Automated
  • Brazing and soldering

Work Setting

  • Manufacture
  • Industrial

Specific Skills

  • Start up, shut down, adjust and monitor robotic welding production line
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic, fully automated welding equipment
  • Operate brakes, shears and other metal shaping, straightening and bending machines
  • Maintain and perform minor repairs on welding, brazing and soldering equipment
  • Interpret welding process specifications
  • Fit, braze and torch-straighten metal
  • Determine weldability of materials
  • Operate oxygen arc cutting equipment (arc-air), (AOC)
  • Operate previously set-up welding machines to fabricate or repair metal parts and products
  • Operate previously set-up brazing or soldering machines to bond metal or to fill holes, indentations and seams of metal
  • Operate hoisting and lifting equipment

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Overtime required

Type of Materials

  • Stainless steel
  • Steel, iron and heavy metals

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Organized

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