44-Welders and flamecutters
Welders and flamecutters
Join pieces of metal by applying heat, using filler metal or fusion process. Join parts being manufactured, build structures and repair damaged or worn parts.
Welders, boilermakers and flame cutters weld and cut metal parts using gas flame, electric arc and other sources of heat to melt and cut, or to melt and fuse metal. Also, welders, boilermakers and flame cutters use various welding and cutting processes to join structural steel and cut metal in vessels, piping and other components. They also fabricate parts, tools, machines and equipment used in the construction and manufacturing industries. Welders may specialize in certain types of welding such as custom fabrication, ship building and repair, aerospace, pressure vessel, pipeline, structural welding, and machinery and equipment repair.
Job activities and tasks include:
- welding metal parts using gas flame, or an electric arc, thermite compound or other methods
- operating resistance-welding machines
- using blowtorch to make and repair lead linings, pipes, floors and other lead fixtures
- brazing metal parts together
- cutting metal pieces using gas flame or an electric arc
- joining metal parts by hand soldering
- monitoring the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
- examining work pieces for defects and measuring work pieces with straight edges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications
Knowledge of principles of drafting in the interpretation and production of sketches, including survey and plot plans, architectural, mechanical, structural, 2D and 3D perspectives/models, layouts, and electrical drawings
May require specific standards based certifications for given welding techniques. May work for employers such as fabrication shops, steel and platform manufacturers, petrochemical refineries, mechanical contractors, transportation contractors (heavy machinery, aircraft, shipbuilding), and specialized welding shops. Their work may be performed outdoors or indoors, and travel may be required to jobs in remote locations. May be self?employed or employed by contractors, utilities, operations and maintenance departments of various companies referred to above.
Secondary School Certificate, Certificate in welding, boilermaking or related field of work, higher qualification or equivalent.
Required Work Experience:
3 - 4 years and above
Mubadala, AMROC, ADNOC
More than 30,000
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Brazier - Flame cutter - Welder
Examples of some related occupations:
Industrial mechanics (millwright) - Sheet metal workers - Steamfitters/pipefitters - Metal fabricators (fitter) - Iron workers - Boilermakers.
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi