Close up of a welder using an argon torch to weld a metal pipe

Welder (First Class)

Welders (First Class) fabricate and repair metal products using various welding techniques.

Overview

Welders (First Class) fabricate and repair metal products using various welding techniques.

Day-to-day

  • aligns parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instrument
  • joins metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
  • examines welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
  • cleans and smoothes welds by filing, chiselling and grinding.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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Moderate
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