Profession spot welder

Spot welders set up and tend spot welding machines designed to press and join metal workpieces together. The metal resistance to the passage of electrical current and the subsequent heat created in the process allows for the local melting and joining of the parts.  

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Electric current

    Flow of electric charge, carried by electrons or ions in a medium such as an electrolyte or a plasma.

Skills

  • 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 spot welding techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of welding metal workpieces under pressure exercised by electrodes, such as projection welding, radius style electrodes spot welding, eecentric electrodes spot welding, and others.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacturing of steam generators use welding equipment perform metal inert gas welding perform metal active gas welding monitor automated machines manufacturing of weapons and ammunition manufacturing of doors from metal manufacturing of tools perform product testing ferrous metal processing provide advice to technicians record production data for quality control metal joining technologies ensure correct gas pressure apply arc welding techniques operate oxy-fuel welding torch welding techniques keep records of work progress types of metal manufacturing processes operate precision measuring equipment smooth burred surfaces perform machine maintenance manufacturing of small metal parts electrical discharge manufacturing of cutlery metal thermal conductivity supply machine with appropriate tools adjust temperature gauges monitor conveyor belt apply preliminary treatment to workpieces consult technical resources manufacturing of metal containers apply electrolytes to cathodes and anodes manufacturing of heating equipment non-ferrous metal processing