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Arc air Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cuts, trims, or scarfs metal objects to dimensions, contour, or bevel specified by blueprints, work order, or layout, using arc-cutting equipment
  • Position workpiece onto table or into fixture or with jib or crane
  • Select carbon or metal-coated carbon electrode, gas nozzle, electric current and gas pressure, according to thickness type of metal, data on charts, or record of previous runs
  • Insert electrode and gas nozzle into holder connects hose from holder to compressed gas supply
  • Connect cables from power source to electrode workpiece or fixture, to obtain desired polarity
  • Turn knobs to select amperage
  • Turn lever to adjust jet of gas to blow away molten metal
  • Strike arc guides electrode along lines to cut melt through metal
  • May cut off chips or sprues and burn out cracks holes
  • May use holder having two electrodes
  • May cut without using gas jet
  • May use nonconsumable tungsten electrode gases, like helium or carbon dioxide, and be designated Arc Cutter, Gas-Tungsten Arc welding
  • May use plasma-arc cutting torch and gases, like nitrogen carbon dioxide, and be designated Arc Cutter, Plasma Arc welding .

Arc Cutter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cuts, trims, or scarfs metal objects to dimensions, contour, or bevel specified by blueprints, work order, or layout, using arc-cutting equipment
  • Position workpiece onto table or into fixture or with jib or crane
  • Select carbon or metal-coated carbon electrode, gas nozzle, electric current and gas pressure, according to thickness type of metal, data on charts, or record of previous runs
  • Insert electrode and gas nozzle into holder connects hose from holder to compressed gas supply
  • Connect cables from power source to electrode workpiece or fixture, to obtain desired polarity
  • Turn knobs to select amperage
  • Turn lever to adjust jet of gas to blow away molten metal
  • Strike arc guides electrode along lines to cut melt through metal
  • May cut off chips or sprues and burn out cracks holes
  • May use holder having two electrodes
  • May cut without using gas jet
  • May use nonconsumable tungsten electrode gases, like helium or carbon dioxide, and be designated Arc Cutter, Gas-Tungsten Arc welding
  • May use plasma-arc cutting torch and gases, like nitrogen carbon dioxide, and be designated Arc Cutter, Plasma Arc welding .

Arc Welder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Weld together metal components of products, like pipelines, automobiles, boilers, ships, aircraft, and mobile homes, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment
  • Obtain specified electrode inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun
  • Connect cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope and pulse, as specified by Welding Engineer profess. & kin. 011.061-026 or Welding Technician profess. kin. 011.261-014
  • Start power supply to produce electric current
  • Strike forms arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece join edges of workpiece
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle
  • Weld in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Examine weld for bead size other specifications
  • May manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal
  • May clean or degrease weld joint or workpiece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath
  • May repair broken or cracked parts fill holes
  • May prepare broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces
  • May chip off excess weld, slag, and spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper
  • May preheat workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace
  • May position clamp workpieces together or assemble them in jig or fixture
  • May tack assemblies together
  • May cut metal plates or structural shapes [Arc Cutter welding 816.364-010]
  • May be designated according to type of equipment used as Welder, Carbon Arc welding , Welder, Flux-Cored Arc welding , Welder, Gas-Metal Arc welding , Welder, Gas-Tungsten Arc welding , Welder, Hand, Submerged Arc welding , Welder, Plasma Arc welding , Welder, Shielded-Metal Arc welding
  • May operate other machine shop equipment to prepare components for welding
  • May be designated according to product welded as Welder, Boilermaker struct
  • Important variations include types of metals welded, subprocesses used, trade name of equipment used, work site in-plant, job shop, construction site, shipyard , method of application manual, semiautomatic , high-production or custom, level of ambidexterity required, type of joints welded seam, spot, butt
  • May be required to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards of governmental agencies or professional technical associations.

Arc Welding machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up operates arc welding machine that welds together parts of fabricated metal products, as specified by blueprints, layouts, welding procedures, and operating charts
  • Weld flat, cylindrical, or irregular parts that may be clamped, tack-welded, or otherwise positioned
  • May position weld line parallel to carriage
  • Turn cranks or pushes buttons to align electrode on welding head over weld joint to weld linear joints, or adjust length of radial arm to position electrode over weld joint when welding radial joints
  • Clamp cylindrical workpieces onto turning rolls under stationary head to weld circular joints
  • Thread specified electrode wire from reel through feed rolls welding head
  • Turn welding head to set specified angle of electrode
  • May fill hopper with specified flux direct nozzle or gravity feed over weld line, or adjust shielding gas or gas mixture flow rate
  • Turn knobs to set current, voltage, and slope, and synchronize feed of wire flux with speed of welding action
  • May set limit switch which automatically stops machine at end of weld
  • Start machine and observes meters gauges, or observes welding action for compliance with procedures
  • Visually examines welds for adherence to specifications
  • May grind welded surfaces for penetrant test
  • Adjust machine setup to vary size, location, and penetration of bead
  • May install track template to weld irregularly shaped seams
  • May make trial run before welding and record setup operating data
  • May layout, fit, and tack workpieces together
  • May preheat workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace
  • May reweld defective joints, using hand-welding equipment
  • May remove surplus slag, flux, and spatter, using brush, portable grinder, and hand scraper
  • May operate machine equipped with two or more heads
  • May be designated according to type of welding machine operated as Welding-Machine Operator, Electro-Gas welding , Welding-Machine Operator, Gas-Metal Arc welding , Welding-Machine Operator, Gas-Tungsten Arc welding , Welding-Machine Operator, Plasma Arc welding , Welding-Machine Operator, Submerged Arc welding .

Assembler Brazer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Braze bonds together components to assemble metal parts as specified by layout, work order, or blueprints, using hand torch
  • Align and clamps workpieces together, using rule, square, or template or sets up places them in fixtures, jigs, or vise
  • Clean joints of workpieces, using wire brush or by dipping them into cleaning solution
  • Select torch tip, flux, and brazing alloy from data charts or work order
  • Connect hoses from torch to regulator valves and cylinders of oxygen specified fuel gas, acetylene or natural
  • Turn valves to start flow of gases, lights flame, and adjusts pressure and mixture of gases to obtain desired color size of flame
  • Brush flux onto joint of workpiece or dips braze rod into flux to prevent oxidation of metal
  • Guide torch and rod along joint or seam of workpiece to heat to brazing temperature melt braze alloy to bond workpieces together
  • Examine seam rebrazes defective joints
  • May braze together broken parts cover holes to repair leaks
  • May specialize in bonding parts with soft solder be designated Solderer, Torch welding Ii
  • May melt and separate brazed joints, using hand torch or furnace, remove and straighten components, and rebraze joints to repair misaligned or damaged assemblies be designated Brazer, Repair And Salvage welding
  • May braze together seams of metal sheets, strips, screening, or wire cloth, using torch mounted on manually guided crawler, and be designated Brazer, Crawler Torch welding .

Brazer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Braze bonds together components to assemble metal parts as specified by layout, work order, or blueprints, using hand torch
  • Align and clamps workpieces together, using rule, square, or template or sets up places them in fixtures, jigs, or vise
  • Clean joints of workpieces, using wire brush or by dipping them into cleaning solution
  • Select torch tip, flux, and brazing alloy from data charts or work order
  • Connect hoses from torch to regulator valves and cylinders of oxygen specified fuel gas, acetylene or natural
  • Turn valves to start flow of gases, lights flame, and adjusts pressure and mixture of gases to obtain desired color size of flame
  • Brush flux onto joint of workpiece or dips braze rod into flux to prevent oxidation of metal
  • Guide torch and rod along joint or seam of workpiece to heat to brazing temperature melt braze alloy to bond workpieces together
  • Examine seam rebrazes defective joints
  • May braze together broken parts cover holes to repair leaks
  • May specialize in bonding parts with soft solder be designated Solderer, Torch welding Ii
  • May melt and separate brazed joints, using hand torch or furnace, remove and straighten components, and rebraze joints to repair misaligned or damaged assemblies be designated Brazer, Repair And Salvage welding
  • May braze together seams of metal sheets, strips, screening, or wire cloth, using torch mounted on manually guided crawler, and be designated Brazer, Crawler Torch welding .

Brazer Assembler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Braze bonds together components to assemble metal parts as specified by layout, work order, or blueprints, using hand torch
  • Align and clamps workpieces together, using rule, square, or template or sets up places them in fixtures, jigs, or vise
  • Clean joints of workpieces, using wire brush or by dipping them into cleaning solution
  • Select torch tip, flux, and brazing alloy from data charts or work order
  • Connect hoses from torch to regulator valves and cylinders of oxygen specified fuel gas, acetylene or natural
  • Turn valves to start flow of gases, lights flame, and adjusts pressure and mixture of gases to obtain desired color size of flame
  • Brush flux onto joint of workpiece or dips braze rod into flux to prevent oxidation of metal
  • Guide torch and rod along joint or seam of workpiece to heat to brazing temperature melt braze alloy to bond workpieces together
  • Examine seam rebrazes defective joints
  • May braze together broken parts cover holes to repair leaks
  • May specialize in bonding parts with soft solder be designated Solderer, Torch welding Ii
  • May melt and separate brazed joints, using hand torch or furnace, remove and straighten components, and rebraze joints to repair misaligned or damaged assemblies be designated Brazer, Repair And Salvage welding
  • May braze together seams of metal sheets, strips, screening, or wire cloth, using torch mounted on manually guided crawler, and be designated Brazer, Crawler Torch welding .

Brazer Controlled Atmospheric Furnace Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend brazing furnace equipped to introduce mixture of gases, which removes oxides from, and prevents oxidation of metal braze alloy during brazing
  • Turn handle and knobs & observes gauges to start pump or gas generator and to maintain specified flow of gas into combustion cooling chamber
  • Visually inspects brazed metal components periodically discards defective parts.

Brazer Electronic Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up operates induction heating equipment to braze bond together metal components, according to blueprint, work order, or layout specifications
  • Position and clamps fixtures stops into machine, using square, rule and template
  • Select heating coil, or bends copper or alloy tubing or wire into coils, which outline joint to be brazed
  • Bolt or screws coil to electrode
  • Turn knobs to adjust electrical current for type thickness of metal, as computed from data charts
  • Place wire, strip, or preformed piece of brazing alloy over edges of components brushes flux along seams to be joined
  • Assemble positions workpieces into holding fixture
  • Start electric current in coils to heat workpiece melt alloy
  • Turn off current allows workpiece to cool, or directs stream of water or air onto workpiece, or turns handle to fill coil with water to cool workpiece
  • Remove workpiece, using tongs or tweezer, when brazed metal has solidified, as indicated by color
  • May connect holding fixture to electrode instead of using heating coil
  • May set timing control to shut off current automatically after specified period of time
  • May anneal finished workpiece to relieve internal stress [Annealer heat treating ]
  • May dip workpiece into chemical bath to remove impurities or flux
  • May bond workpieces together with soft solder be known as Solderer, Induction welding .

Brazer Furnace Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate electric, gas, or oil-fired furnace to braze bond or solder metal components, as specified by work orders, sketches, and charts
  • Turn knobs and observes recording instruments, gauges and pyrometer to maintain furnace & cooling chamber temperature specified for type of metal brazing or soldering alloy used
  • Align clamps together components or positions components in holding fixtures under specified pressure
  • Brush on flux places wire or preformed pieces of brazing or soldering alloy over joints
  • Place workpieces into furnace or onto conveyor, or into containers, like baskets, trays, or retorts
  • Load containers into furnace or onto furnace conveyor, manually or by hoist
  • Transfer workpieces from furnace to cooling chamber, using pole, hook, or by turning cranks
  • May install fixtures into furnace or onto conveyor, using rule, square, template, and handtools
  • May operate furnace which drops brazed products into quenching tank
  • May solder metals, like tin, zinc, brass, and nickel, to strips of gold or silver preparatory to making jewelry articles be designated Rolled-Gold Plater jewelry-silver. .



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