Welder / Fabricator

  • Prairie Du Chien, WI
  • May 12, 2021

Job Description

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products. Align and fit parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers. Design and construct templates and fixtures, using hand tools. Lift or move materials and finished products, using large cranes. Locate and mark workpiece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications. Move parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes. Position, align, fit, and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools. Remove high spots and cut bevels, using hand files, portable grinders, and cutting torches. Tack-weld fitted parts together. Set up and operate fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components. Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations. Check grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments. Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment. Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding. Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths. Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained. 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. Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors. Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques. Dismantle metal assemblies or cut scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torches or plasma-arc equipment. Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications. Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required. Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material. Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits. Position and secure workpieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools. Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter. 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. Remove rough spots from workpieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers. Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions. ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Pre-employment welding test required. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply In Person: River Town Ironworks Inc 38043 Industrial Blvd Prairie du Chien WI 53821 Between 9 am - 1 pm No phone calls Mail a R sum : River Town Ironworks Inc 38043 Industrial Blvd Prairie du Chien WI 53821 E-Mail a R sum : mbartz.rti@mediacombb.net Fax a R sum : 608-326-2297 E-Mail a Work Application: mbartz.rti@mediacombb.net