Welders and flamecutters

Role Responsibilities

  • Welding metal parts using gas flame, or an electric arc, thermite compound or other methods
  • Operating resistance-welding machines
  • Using blowtorch to make and repair lead linings, pipes, floors and other lead fixtures
  • Brazing metal parts together
  • Cutting metal pieces using gas flame or an electric arc
  • Joining metal parts by hand soldering
  • Monitoring the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
  • Examining work pieces for defects and measuring work pieces with straight edges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications

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