Profession welding coordinator

Welding coordinators supervise the workflow of welding applications. They monitor welding processes performed by other welders, supervise the staff, being sometimes responsible for vocational training. They also weld particularly demanding parts. Welding coordinators ensure that the necessary welding equipment is ready for usage. They mostly coordinate welding applications and related professional activities.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Flammable fluids

    The behaviour of liquids and gases that represent a serious explosion and fire danger, and their appropriate handling systems and effective storage.

  • Welding techniques

    The different methods of welding together pieces of metal using various equipment, such as oxygen-acetylene welding, gas metal arc welding and tungsten inert gas welding.

Skills

  • Perform welding inspection

    Inspect and assure the quality of welded metals using diverse testing techniques.

  • Perform demanding weldments

    Perform difficult welding processes by applying specialised welding techniques in order to join pieces of metal together in particularly challenging cases.

  • 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.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • 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.

  • Ensure finished product meet requirements

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

  • Coordinate communication within a team

    Collect contact info for all team members and decide on modes of communication.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Identify hazards in the workplace

    Perform safety audits and inspections on workplaces and workplace equipment. Ensure that they meet safety regulations and identify hazards and risks.

  • Create a work atmosphere of continuous improvement

    Work with management practices such as continuous improvement, preventive maintenance. Pay attention to problem solving and teamwork principles.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Apply arc welding techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of arc welding, such as shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, submerged arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and others.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Analyse staff capacity

    Evaluate and identify staffing gaps in quantity, skills, performance revenue and surpluses.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • 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.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

Optional knowledge and skills

ferrous metal processing liaise with quality assurance consult technical resources communicate schedules to the people concerned first aid recruit employees manage emergency procedures draw design sketches train employees plan shifts of employees perform test run monitor manufacturing quality standards manage supplies identify customer's needs perform metal inert gas welding keep records of work progress monitor production developments apply brazing techniques types of metal manufacturing processes ensure fulfilment of legal requirements operate brazing equipment show responsibility write records for repairs perform tungsten inert gas welding monitor stock level manage discarded products oversee pre-assembly operations perform metal active gas welding ensure correct gas pressure