About the job
Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.
What you'll do
- Design and construct templates and fixtures, using hand tools.
- Direct welders to build up low spots or short pieces with weld.
- Erect ladders and scaffolding to fit together large assemblies.
- Hammer, chip, and grind workpieces to cut, bend, and straighten metal.
- Heat-treat parts, using acetylene torches.
- Install boilers, containers, and other structures.
- Locate and mark workpiece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications.
- Preheat workpieces to make them malleable, using hand torches or furnaces.
- Smooth workpiece edges and fix taps, tubes, and valves.
- Straighten warped or bent parts, using sledges, hand torches, straightening presses, or bulldozers.
Things you need to know
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Abilities you'll need to have
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.