Profession laser beam welder

Laser beam welders set up and tend laser beam welding machines designed to join separate metal workpieces together through the use of a laser beam radiating a concentrated heat source that allows for precise welding.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Statistical process control

    Method of quality control that uses statistics to monitor processes.

  • Laser types

    The various types of lasers, their specific qualities and their applications, such as for cutting, engraving, welding, and others.


  • Ensure necessary ventilation in machining

    Turn on the ventilation systems, such as a vacuum pump or blower, of a manufacturing machine in order to remove noxious fumes, smoke, dust, or for other removal of debris from the surface of the workpiece.

  • Use automatic programming

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

  • Program a CNC controller

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

  • 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.

  • Ensure correct metal temperature

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

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • 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 laser beam welding machine

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure correct gas pressure operate precision measuring equipment manufacturing of weapons and ammunition types of metal manufacturing processes laser engraving methods welding techniques ferrous metal processing manufacturing of steam generators apply preliminary treatment to workpieces adjust temperature gauges manufacturing of small metal parts keep records of work progress spot metal imperfections consult technical resources supply machine with appropriate tools smooth burred surfaces record production data for quality control maintain mechanical equipment manufacturing of metal containers laser marking processes monitor automated machines use welding equipment metal joining technologies inspect quality of products manufacturing of doors from metal provide advice to technicians manufacturing of cutlery