Profession solderer

Solderers operate various equipment and machinery such as gas torches, soldering irons, welding machines, or electric-ultrasonic equipment in order to solder together two or more items (usually metals), by melting and forming a metal filler in between the joints, the filler metal has a lower melting point than the adjoining metal. 

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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 soldering techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of soldering, such as soft soldering, silver soldering, induction soldering, resistance soldering, pipe soldering, mechanical and aluminium soldering.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • 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.

  • Ensure correct metal temperature

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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