Austin Industries

  • Combination Welder

    Job Locations US-GA-Port Wentworth
    Requisition ID
    Construction and Extraction
  • Overview

    Location: Savannah, GA

    Type of Work: Maintenance

    Duration: Long Term

    Shift: 1st






    Summary:  Permanently joins metal parts, such as pipe or metal plates as specified by layout, blueprints, work orders, welding procedures or oral instructions through the application of heat or electric arc-welding equipment.  This is accomplished by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Uses spot welding gun or hand, electric, or gas welding equipment to weld or tack weld pieces together.
    • Unites pipes from torch to tanks of oxygen and fuel gas, and turns valves to release mixture.
    • Reaching expected temperature, size, and color of flame by burning torch and adjusting flow of gas and air.
    • Preheats work pieces for the preparation of welding or curving, using torch.
    • Fills holes or corrects mistakes in lead pieces, and makes bulges thin and curves in metal work pieces.
    • Checks the weakness of work pieces and measures work pieces with straightedge or template to ensure the piece meets specifications.
    • Climbs up ladders or works on scaffolds to take apart textures.
    • Gives signal to crane operator to lift large work pieces.
    • Uses thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torch or plasma-arc equipment to dismount metal assemblies or cut scrap metal.
    • Uses hoist, crane, wire and banding machine, or hand tools to place and protect work pieces.
    • In order to protect the torch chooses place of weld based on type, thickness, area, and expected temperature of metal.
    • Instructs and brings flame or electrodes on or across work piece to straighten, curve, dissolve, or develop metal.
    • Joins pieces together, covers up taut points, and adds metal to develop parts.


    Supervisory Responsibilities - This position does not have any direct supervisory responsibility.




    Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience - High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


    Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


    Reasoning Ability -Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills - Computer skills are not required for this position.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – Depending on the job site, certain certificates or licenses may be required.


    Other Skills and Abilities - For safety reasons, it is imperative that the employee be able to read and speak fluent English.


    Other Qualifications - It may be necessary to travel or commute for this position.


    Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



    Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


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