Details for Long Seam Welder (Weekend Shift)


  • Performs visual inspection of the entire length of each seam to identify areas requiring repair.
  • Reads and interprets drawings and/or computer print out "flatsheets" to determine requirement for 100% penetration welds.
  • Grinds and/or air-arc gouges areas as necessary in preparation for welding.
  • Adjusts welding machine to achieve desired results within parameters of established welding procedures.
  • Welds required areas, to obtain 100% penetration, using specified welding process (GMAW, and/or SAW,).
  • Reads and interprets applicable specifications and welding codes and procedures to determine preheat requirements. Uses oxy-fuel heating torch to preheat work specified temperature. Uses instruments provided to measure temperature of the material.
  • Reads and interprets work orders and daily production schedules. Writes entries on daily production log to show work completed.
  • Uses overhead crane to position work in pole-rollers and to move completed poles to designated areas.
  • Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. Uses tables to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
  • Visually inspects his/her work to assure that welds have been completed satisfactorily in accordance with applicable drawings, specifications, and codes.
  • Assists and instructs other welders when needed to overcome deficiencies in quality and/or productivity.
  • Wears protective equipment including safety glasses, insulated welding gloves, leather sleeves, and/or cape, face shield, and welding hood to protect himself from hot metal, arc rays, grinding debris, and other potentially harmful conditions.
  • Inspects end of poles for straightness and squareness of edge cuts. Trims and/or grinds as necessary, in order to leave ends suitable for shipment to customer, or for fit up base plates.
  • Uses power drills to drill and/or ream holes in pole sections as required by drawings.
  • Welds other products in his or her area using either GMAW process.
  • Assembles two piece developments.
  • Determines amperage and voltage settings, feed rate settings, required weld procedures, weld size and amount of penetration required.
  • Grinds and/or cleans seams to ensure the required penetration and necessary UT quality weld.
  • Performs daily, weekly, monthly operator preventive maintenance on seam weld machine.
  • Adjust amperage, voltage, speed rates, and machine pressures constantly throughout the welding process to compensate for variations from the cutting and bending operations and the material variations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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7101 Southbridge Drive
Sioux City, IA 51111
Phone: 712-258-6690


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