Welder Lead Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Performs complex and precision welding techniques in the design,
fabrication, joining and repair of space age metals, scientific and
second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from
the Welder classification in that incumbents are certified welders
with a broader base of welding expertise who are proficient in the
design, fabrication, joining and/or repair of space age metals,
scientific and research components. The Welder, Lead may coordinate
the work activities of less experienced trades personnel performing
welding activities. Incumbents are called upon to lift and carry
heavy objects, and work under conditions of restricted movement, air
contamination, intense noise and hazardous materials.
Examples of Duties:
- Designs, fabricates, joins and/or repairs space age metals,
scientific and research components using oxygen-acetylene,
electric arc, MIG and TIG welding techniques.
- Welds in controlled atmospheres, plasma welds and cuts.
- Welds high vacuum and high pressure systems.
- Heat treats and thermosprays equipment, fixtures and various
types of metal objects and structures.
- Operates drill presses, power saws, grinders, positioners
and a variety of welding equipment and hand tools. May also
perform minor operations on metal lathes and milling machines.
- Analyzes plans, drawings, work samples, specifications and
work orders to determine work requirements, sequence of welding
assignments, and personnel needs. Works closely with researchers
in the design and adaptation of research components.
- Estimates material and labor needs on jobs.
- Manages welding supply and material needs.
- Coordinates activities of employees in the welding area.
- Performs basic non-destructive inspection techniques.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of applicable codes.
- Knowledge of welding techniques (oxygen-acetylene, electric
arc, MIG, TIG, controlled atmosphere, and plasma cutting), tools
- Knowledge of non-destructive inspection techniques.
- Skill in the fabrication, joining and repair of a variety of
metal objects, equipment, fixtures and structures.
- Skill in heat treating and thermospraying.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of
Testing and Materials (ASTM), or Military Standards (MIL)-T 1595
certification relevant to type of welding performed; AND, Eight
years of welding experience; OR, Completion of an accredited four
year welder's training program AND four years of welding experience;
OR, Completion of an accredited two year welder's training program
AND six years of welding experience; OR, Any equivalent combination
of experience, training and/or education approved by Human
Resources. Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license
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