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ADF International Welder Helper in Great Falls, Montana

WELDER HELPERS

Welder Helpers assist Welders and Fitters in the fabrication of
structural steel components.

Duties Summary/Responsibilities:

• Report to the Plant Foreman • Assist the Fitter (assembler) and Welder
in the following activities, as instructed • Position and secure pieces
to be welded onto assemblies or subassemblies using tack weld • Perform
basic tack welds using welding machines • Prepare all material surfaces
to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag,
moisture, grease, or other foreign matter. • Remove rough spots from the
workpiece using portable grinder • Shape the workpiece using flame
heating and sledgehammer • Any other related duties as instructed by the
Fitter (Assembler) or Welder • Use the optimum welding technique to
ensure minimal misfit or correction of misalignments (considering
quality and quantity of weld deposits). • Monitor fitting, burning, and
welding processes to avoid overheating of parts of warping, shrinking,
distortion, or expansion of materials. • Ability to learn basic
operations of forklifts, overhead cranes, hoists when required • Perform
tasks using overhead traveling cranes, when required. • Know and follow
safe work practices • Know and follow Corporate policies and procedures,
including OSHA safety rules and regulations in effect, as well as ADF’s
work instructions and fabrication standards • Keep your work area clean
• Clean and properly store tools/equipment at the end of the shift •
Help protect equipment/tools from potential damage • Detect faulty
operation of equipment or defective materials and notify your supervisor
• Report any non-conformity to your supervisor • Any other related
duties, as required and/or special projects as needed.
Education/Training or Work Experience:

• Completion of a welding program; OR Minimum 1000 hours (1/2 year) of
relevant welding experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved; OR A combination of minimum 500 hours (3
months) of relevant welding experience and training from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved • Industry
Certifications for AWS (American Welding Society) and CWB (Canadian
Welding Bureau) \[PREFERRED\] • Metal arc welding (GMAW), Flux-cored arc
welding (FCAW) and Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) • Executing simple
welds. • Safely operating various power hand tools used to prepare,
shape and clean the metal pieces, such as grinding machine and cutting
torch. • Accomplishing the required tasks within a specified time, that
is considered adequate for a welder helper • Strong verbal and written
communication skills • Ability to follow direction

Physical Requirements:

Must have the ability to perform the following activities and sustain
for varying lengths of time: stand, walk, bend, twist, squat, kneel and
stoop on a constant basis. Also must have the ability to push and pull
material such as in and out of break and shear. Must be able to use
hands to reach out of power zone in order to sort parts, operate various
types of electric and pneumatic power tools. May also occasionally have
to assume awkward postures while operating power tools or cleaning welds
or prepping areas. Ability to fully articulate Shoulder, elbow, hand,
and wrist. Must have the ability to grasp and sustain grip on power
tools such as but not limited to: 9” & 4” grinders, needle guns, belt
sanders etc. for extended periods of time. Often lift and/or move up to
25 pounds, frequently 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to
75 pounds; use hands, arms and upper body on a frequent basis. Ability
to perform work in variable climate conditions such as but not limited
to, hot, cold, dusty, noisy etc. May also be required to wear
appropriate respiratory protection should the need arise.

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