Welder Position Summary

Welds together metal components of products such as bar joists, beams, stair systems, and other steel components with electric arc-welding equipment by performing the following duties:
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Obtains specified electrode and insets electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through a portable welding gun.
  • Connects cables from the welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by Welding
  • Engineer or Welding Technician.
  • Starts the power supply to produce an electric current.
  • Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece and join edges of the workpiece.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining the length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, the 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 manually to supply weld metal.
  • Cleans or degreases weld joints or workpieces.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate the proper use and care of any hand tools
  • Demonstrate the proper use of all personal protective equipment
  • Place a flat weld, horizontal weld, vertical weld, or overhead weld as directed
  • Read welding symbols to determine the weld required
  • Stick weld
  • Wire weld
  • Obtain welding certification within two months
  • Place fillet welds
  • Place groove, slot, and plug welds
  • Understand and implement proper welding techniques Unload and shakeout material for efficient erection Sets up face block, jigs and fixtures.
  • Locates and marks centerlines and reference points onto floor or face block and transposes them to workpiece.
  • Moves parts into position.
  • Aligns pmts.
  • Removes high spots and cuts bevels.
  • Gives directions to Arc Welder to build up low spots or short pieces with weld.
  • Straightens warped or bent parts.
  • Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolts parts in positions for welding or bolting.
  • Uses transit to locate reference points and erects ladders and scaffolding to fit together large assemblies.
  • Erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • Welds metal patts to steel structural members.
  • Identify proper rigging equipment
  • Impact bolts and test with torque wrench
  • Install bar grating
  • Know and properly use crane signals
  • Operate cut-off saw
  • Operate different types of man lifts in a safe manner
  • Rig structural member for lift
  • Walk rafters and beams and make connections in the air Stick weld
  • Complete structural detailing
  • Install safety cables and nets
  • Layout and erect building mainframes building purlins or joists
  • Layout and install bar joists, bracing, liner panel, wall panel, downspouts, girts, wall framing, gutters, handrail, metal decking, metal stairs, roofing systems, bridging, curbs, openings, valley gutter. Operate torch for straight and bevel cuts.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Directs CW helper. Carries out directions in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, directing work;
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
  • Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication – Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures.
  • Judgment – Suppofis and explains reasoning for decisions.
  • Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Keeps commitments.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • 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 essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related 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, and procedure manuals. Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as , proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra 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.
Computer Skills Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Current driver’s licenses
  • 10 Hour OSHA
  • Rough terrain forklift certification
  • Aerial lift certification
  • Welding Certification
  • Other Skills and Abilities
Other Qualifications
  • Must be willing to travel to job locations.
  • Meet attendance level to equal or exceed that of supervision.
  • Must work in other trades as needed.
  • Must have required FCC tool list.
  • Work with others in a harmonious way and maintain a pleasant attitude.
  • Demonstrate proper use of company tools and equipment. Work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Perform any general maintenance or cleanup •work.
  • Perform any demolition work.
  • Attend appropriate training courses when requested.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and (or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Ferguson Construction Company is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

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