Profession electron beam welder

Electron beam welders set up and tend machines designed to join separate metal workpieces together through the use of a high-velocity electron beam. They monitor the machining processes providing an alteration in the kinetic energy of the electrons that allows for them to transform into heat for the metal to melt and join together in a process of precise welding.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Statistical process control

    Method of quality control that uses statistics to monitor processes.

  • Electron beam welding machine parts

    The various parts of a metalworking machine designed to join metal pieces together using electron beams, such as the vacuum chamber, primary anode, cathode or electron gun, focusing coil, deflection coil, prism, telescope, and others.

  • Electron beam welding processes

    The various processes of welding using electron beams, such as electron beam focusing, beam defelection, penetration, and others.


  • Maintain vacuum chamber

    Maintain the chamber or tank used in production processes to manufacture a workpiece in vacuum by preconditioning it, cleaning it, performing gas purging, changing the door seals, changing the filters, and others.

  • Program a CNC controller

    Set up the desired product design in the CNC controller of the CNC machine for product manufacturing.

  • 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.

  • Tend electron beam welding machine

    Tend a metalworking machine designed to join metal pieces by use of an electron beam exuding a concentrated heat source, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • Use automatic programming

    Utilise specialised software tools to generate computer code from specifications, such as diagrams, structured informations or other means of describing functionality.

  • Ensure correct metal temperature

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

  • 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.

  • Use CAM software

    Use computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programmes to control machinery and machine tools in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation as part of the manufacturing processes of workpieces.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

Optional knowledge and skills

metal joining technologies electricity smooth burred surfaces provide advice to technicians spot metal imperfections ensure correct gas pressure manufacturing of heating equipment manufacturing of steam generators record production data for quality control operate precision measuring equipment manufacturing of metal containers consult technical resources inspect quality of products welding techniques types of metal manufacturing processes monitor automated machines manufacturing of weapons and ammunition keep records of work progress ferrous metal processing manufacturing of small metal parts electrical discharge maintain mechanical equipment quality and cycle time optimisation electric current supply machine with appropriate tools apply preliminary treatment to workpieces