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

  • Types of metal

    Qualities, specifications, applications and reactions to different fabricating processes of various types of metal, such as steel, aluminium, brass, copper and others.

  • 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

  • Coordinate communication within a team

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

  • Analyse staff capacity

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

  • 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.

  • Record production data for quality control

    Keep records of the machine's faults, interventions and irregularities for quality control.

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • Operate welding equipment

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

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supervise staff

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ensure finished product meet requirements

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

  • Follow company standards

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Ccecp coordinator (grant funded limited position)
  • International coordinator
  • Test and evaluation technician
  • Parts coordinator
  • Welding & metal fabrication career services coordinator
  • Project coordinator
  • Operations coordinator
  • Lean coordinator
  • Sign installer/install helper/fabrication/service tech/design coordinator