Research Welder Duties
This is highly advanced work at the journeyman level in the
fabrication of specialized research equipment. An employee in
this class is responsible for collaborating with faculty and
research personnel in determining the design and construction of
particular research equipment. Work is performed with
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Makes metal parts and prepares the parts for welding; makes jigs
and fixtures to hold complex weld assemblies; repairs instrument
Welds and brazes a variety of metals such as stainless steel,
aluminum, brass, gold, silver, and platinum.
Uses a variety of welding methods such as electric arc,
tungsten, inert gas, plasma, laser and electron beam.
Performs special metal treatment processes such as annealing,
hardening, passivating, and electroplating.
Pressure-treats high and low pressure systems.
Checks for helium leaks in high vacuum systems.
Maintains and repairs welding shop equipment; keeps up shop
supplies; repairs specialized laboratory equipment.
Performs related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and
considerable experience at the journeyman welder level; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of standard welding and brazing methods
Considerable knowledge of the properties of metal and alloys.
Skill in the use and care of welding tools and equipment.
Skill in performing intricate welds and brazing of minute parts.
Ability to design and fabricate special components and
instruments for research.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working