operate welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
This unit group also includes machine operators who operate previously
set up production welding, brazing and soldering equipment. Employment
can be found at companies that manufacture and or repair structural
steel and platework, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships
and other metal products.
read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications
operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal
segments using processes such as gas tungsten arc (GTAW), gas metal
arc (GMAW), flux-cored arc (FCAW), plasma arc (PAW), shielded metal
arc (SMAW), oxy-acetylene (OAW), resistance welding and submerged
arc welding (SAW)
operate manual or semi-automatic flamecutting equipment, brazing
and soldering equipment, and metal shaping machines such as brakes,
shears and other metal straightening and bending machines
repair worn parts of metal products by welding on extra layers
may specialize in certain types of welding such as custom fabrication,
ship building and repair, aerospace precision welding, pressure
vessel welding, pipeline construction welding, structural construction
welding, or machinery and equipment repair welding.
Welding, brazing and soldering machine operators:
operate previously set up welding machines such as spot, butt
and seam resistance or gas and arc welding machines to fabricate
or repair metal parts
operate previously set up brazing or soldering machines to bond
metal parts or to fill holes, indentations and seams of metal articles
start up, shut down, adjust and monitor robotic welding production
assist with the maintenance and repair of welding, brazing and
may adjust welding heads and tooling according to work specifications.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
Red Seal trade certification for welders allows for interprovincial
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