Welder - First Class
Welders assemble metal fabricated products such as structures, frames, plate and sheet assemblies, pipe-work and vessels using welding techniques. Welders use a range of hand and hand held power tools and workshop machines such as drills, grinders, clamps, benders and lifting equipment.
Personal requirements of a welder my include:
- Broad knowledge of welding processes to be able to choose the appropriate method
- Be able to interpret blueprints
- High developed problem solving skills and math skills
- Attention to detail and hand-eye coordination
Welders may complete the following tasks:
- Examine drawings or specifications to find out job, material and equipment requirements
- Set up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines
- Fabricate parts or sub-assemblies, cut, roll, shape, bend, mould, spin, heat or hammer metal products
- Heat treat metal parts and components
- Assemble parts and structures by welding, bolting or riveting
To become a Weldercompletion of an apprenticeship at Certificate III level in Engineering- Fabrication and Trade qualification at the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is required.
Welders work in various industries such as automotive industries, or building and bridge construction.