Electric Arc, CO2, Copper to Copper, Oxy/Acetylene and Aluminium Welding
AO1, 2, 3, 4; GC1, 2, 3; TA1, 2, 3, 4
Typically for candidates working on general welding i.e. brackets, condenser brackets. Perform basic arc welding, brazing of copper to copper, copper to brass and use of the cutting torch. Selecting and checking welding equipment and consumables. Operating welding equipment. Applying safety equipment and procedures. Ensuring suitability and strength of weld. Electric arc/CO2 and aluminium welding available.
Job instructions are obtained and interpreted. Identify arc-welding equipment and check it for safety and suitability. Welding consumables are inspected for correct size and suitability. Metals to be welded are inspected for suitability. Things that make metals and/or consumables unsuitable are listed and discussed. Safety equipment and procedures required are listed and discussed. Arc-weld metals. Metals to be welded are prepared for welding process. Work area is inspected for fire hazard, secured and made safe. Appropriate welding process is applied. Weld is cleaned using correct procedure. Consequences of using wrong power setting or wrong consumables are listed and explained. Correct and all safety equipment is used. Apply quality checks on completed weld and correct if necessary. Visual check is conducted to ensure quality weld. Weld is checked for strength. Work-piece is checked for compliance with job sheet. Improper welded sections are made good.
Example of Skills:
Arc welding, brazing, cutting, electric arc, CO2 welding, copper to copper, oxy/acetylene and aluminium welding.