Profession brazier

Braziers operate various equipment and machinery such as torches, soldering irons, fluxes and welding machines in order to join two metal pieces together, by heating, melting and forming a metal filler inbetween them, often brass or copper. Brazing can join metals such as aluminum, silver, copper, gold, and nickel. Brazing is a similar process to soldering but requires higher temperatures.   

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Torch temperature for metal processes

    Ideal temperature of tools and machinery equiped with torches to perform various metal processing on workpieces.

Skills

  • Prepare pieces for joining

    Prepare metal or other material workpieces for joining processes by cleaning the workpieces, checking their measurements with the technical plan and marking on the pieces where they'll be joined.

  • Operate brazing equipment

    Use equipment designed for brazing processes in order to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel.

  • Apply brazing techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of brazing, such as torch brazing, braze welding, dip brazing, and others.

  • Select filler metal

    Select optimal metal used for metal joining purposes, such as zinc, lead or copper metals, specifically for welding, soldering or brazing practices.

  • Ensure correct metal temperature

    Ensure the necessary, usually constant, temperature of processed metal workpieces during metal fabrication processes.

  • Spot metal imperfections

    Observe and identify various kinds of imperfections in metal workpieces or finished products. Recognise the best fitted manner of fixing the problem, which could be caused by corrosion, rust, fractures, leaks, and other signs of wear.

  • Apply precision metalworking techniques

    Comply with precision standards specific to an organisation or product in metalworking, involved in processes such as engraving, precise cutting, welding.

  • Apply flux

    Apply a chemical cleaning agent, such as ammonium chloride, rosin, hydrochloric acid, zinc chloride, borax, and others, that removes the oxidation from metals being joined during soldering, brazing, and welding processes.

Optional knowledge and skills

flammable fluids operate oxy-fuel welding torch ferrous metal processing manufacturing of weapons and ammunition handle fuels consult technical resources adjust temperature gauges non-ferrous metal processing welding techniques apply arc welding techniques maintain mechanical equipment ensure correct gas pressure manufacturing of heating equipment manufacturing of metal containers manufacturing of door furniture from metal work ergonomically manufacturing of tools perform product testing fuel gas apply preliminary treatment to workpieces keep records of work progress manufacturing of small metal parts metal smoothing technologies apply soldering techniques operate soldering equipment types of metal manufacturing processes manufacturing of metal household articles operate precision measuring equipment metal joining technologies use welding equipment