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Welder Helper - Contract

Plano, Texas
Welder Helper Description
Responsibilities to assist Lead Welder in the following
  • Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures
  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)
  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded
  • Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces
  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead)
  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps
  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
  • Will be flexible to work on additional custom job projects that will not require any welding (mechanical assembly, bending and forming metals according to print, minor electrical assembly work)
  • 5s (Set in order, Sort, Sustain, Shine and Standardize) shop cleanliness, maintain an organized work area
  • Must be willing to work on any task to complete any project
  • Work well with others and suggest new practices and ideas when needed
  • Coordinate with field labor crew for efficient installations
  • conduct preventative maintenance of welding equipment and tools.
  • cut and prep all piping, flanges, etc. 
  • cut and prep and bevel material
  • Conserve resources whenever possible to ensure budgetary integrity
  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA, MIG, Stick, and Plasma Arc Welding, etc).  
  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
  • Need to be able to read a tape measure and do simple shop math.
  • Be efficient at coming up with the exact cut lengths holding a +/- 1/16 tolerance
  • Have a steady hand and great attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of different kinds of metal and their properties is essential
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)
  • Deftness and attention to detail
  • Proficient in English
  • Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) will be a plus
  • Basic understanding of Electricity
  • Conduct test to check weld quality, including hydrostatic, x-ray, dimension tolerance
  • Must take a weld test at our facility before employment offer is decided.

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