SUMMARY Welds together metal components of products with electric arc-welding equipment by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Follows all Great Plains and OSHA safety regulations and wears prescribed safety and protective equipment
• Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
• Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by Welding Supervisor.
• Starts power supply to produce electric current.
• Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode/wire to work piece and join edges of work piece.
• Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
• Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
• Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
• Applies filler rod/wire manually to supply weld metal.
• Cleans or degreases weld joint or work piece.
• Repairs broken or cracked parts and fills holes.
• Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
• Chips off excess weld, slag, and spatter.
• Positions and clamps work pieces together or assembles them in jig or fixture.
• Tacks assemblies together.

QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, work orders, and blueprints. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one situation.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add and subtract in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Must be able to successfully pass a supervised welding test.
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Great Plains Manufacturing
1621 Dewey
Salina, KS 67401