City Of Detroit Detroit , MI 48222
General Welder is a skilled position that under general supervision, performs welding, cutting, metal preparation and finishing operations on ferrous and non-ferrous metals with electric arc, acetylene torch and other welding techniques.
Examples of Duties
Apply welding techniques to weld, cut, and braze in the repair and/or fabrication of ferrous and non-ferrous objects on such things as vehicles; machinery; vehicle motors; construction equipment; steam, water, air or other piping; structural members; and furnaces.
Straighten bent parts such as automotive or machinery frames, bent tools, or other heavy metal parts by heating them using electric arc or acetylene torches.
Heat large pieces locally as a preliminary to welding.
Lay out work.
Prepare surfaces for welding or cutting.
Position parts and fastens them in place.
Build up tools or machinery with hard surface or wearing edge to compensate for the effect of wear.
Perform blacksmithing and simple sheet metal work.
Tag equipment out of use.
Secure tools and equipment.
Maintain records of materials and labor used and prepares reports.
Perform duties in accordance with Department safety procedures including, but not limited to, the utilization of designated personal protective equipment.
High school graduation or GED with successful completion of welding and general shop coursework; advanced training in metallurgy preferred.
Two years of experience in welding, brazing and cutting with acetylene torch and electric arc, preferably in a general repair or machine shop