About the job
Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.
What you'll do
- Clean joints of workpieces with wire brushes or by dipping them into cleaning solutions.
- Connect hoses from torches to regulator valves and cylinders of oxygen and specified gas fuels.
- Cut carbon electrodes to specified sizes and shapes, using cutoff saws.
- Dip workpieces into molten solder or place solder strips between seams and heat seams with irons to bond items together.
- Grind, cut, buff, or bend edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools.
- Place solder bars into containers and turn knobs to specified positions to melt solder and regulate its temperature.
- Remove workpieces from molten solder and hold parts together until color indicates that solder has set.
- Select torch tips, flux, and brazing alloys from data charts or work orders.
- Smooth soldered areas with alternate strokes of paddles and torches, leaving soldered sections slightly higher than surrounding areas for later filing.
- Turn dials to set intensity and duration of ultrasonic impulses, according to work order specifications.
Things you need to know
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Abilities you'll need to have
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- 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.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.