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Position Overview: Apprenticeship
Under the direction of the shop, Foreman operates both electric welding apparatus and acetylene welding apparatus to fuse metal parts together using either arc welding process or oxy-acetylene method.
Key Responsibilities: Duties and Functions
- Safely and efficiently using welding tools, cuts, lays out, fits and welds sheet metal, other metal or alloyed metal parts to fabricate or repair equipment to operate effectively.
- Conduct thorough daily workplace examinations; maintain safe, clean and organized work zone and workplace.
- Receive daily tasks from supervisor for specific projects or task of the day.
- Responsible for repair of using welding tools
- Fabricate necessary parts using welding machine or oxy-acetylene torch.
- Must lift varying weights occasionally, up to 50lbs.
- Properly follow all company policies and OSHA/MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.
- Follow directions of Foreman as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific project or job site.
- Perform minor servicing and maintenance of welding equipment and supplies such as hand, power, and hydraulic tools.
- Perform daily pre-and-post inspections to the truck with appropriate documentation in compliance with company policies.
- Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
- Reliable attendance is essential to performance in this role.
- Ability to make decisions in a timely manner.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to the supervisor, and other employees of the organization.
- Climb: ascend/descend three point entries into cab of equipment and ladders.
- Lift: exertion of physical strength to move objects (0-50 lbs.) from one level to another.
- Carry: hold or rest weighted objects (up to 50 lbs.) directly on hands, arms, shoulders, or back while walking from one location to another.
- Bend: flexion of the upper trunk forward while standing and knees extended or knees flexed when sitting.
- Push/Pull: Exertion of force on or against the object (50 lbs.) to move it from one location to another.
- Reach: extend the hands and arms in any direction.
- Kneel: maintain the body in an erect posture while resting body weight on one or both knees.
- Stoop: flexion of the upper body forward at the waist with partial flexion of the knee while standing.
- Twist: using hand tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers.
- Noise: sufficient noise, either constant or intermittent, to cause marked distraction or possible injury to the sense of hearing.
- Fumes: vaporous emissions, usually odorous, thrown off as the result of combustion or chemical reaction.
- Gases: carbon monoxide and ozone.
- Dust: airborne particles of any kind such as dust.
- Hazards: closeness to moving mechanical parts; slipping while ascending/descending equipment cab; exposure to high temperatures during the summer and cold temperatures during the winter.
- Protection: required to wear the hard hat, safety glasses (prescription or non-prescription) with side shields, safety vest, gloves, safety toe shoes, hearing protection or appropriate respirators when required.
- High School Diploma/GED
- Technical education, certificate on basic welding and fitting or job-related experience equivalent
- Welding Certification approved by State is preferred, but not required