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American Augers

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Location: West Salem, OH

Full-Time - Day Shift


Welds metal parts together as specified by layout, print, work order, or oral instruction using welding equipment. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Works from drawings to plan, layout, fit up and weld large, complex weldments.
Perform complex welding and fabricate metals in vertical, horizontal and overhead positions for high strength requirements.

Work Activities:

- 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 safety equipment and use safe work habits.
- Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas metal arc (GMAW) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 work pieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers.
- Position and secure work pieces, 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.


Knowledge & Skills:

Job requires the use of the SMAW, GMAW welding processes, oxy-acetylene heating and cutting, manual plasma cutting, overhead crane, jib crane, hand tools and small power tools.



- Retain official AWS welding certifications and follow welding procedure specifications (WPS) in designated fabrication areas.
- Must be able to read and assemble to blueprints.
- Ability to complete projects with little or no supervision.
- Steel toe boots, safety glasses, and hearing protection are required at all times.
- Must be able to make amperage and voltage adjustments to welding equipment to provide optimal weld penetration in relationship to various steel thicknesses.


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