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Welder’s Essential Roles and Responsibilities: Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits Weld components in 2G, 3G, and 4G positions in a minimum of 4 processes Able to interpret a NAVSEA approved WPS (weld procedure specification) Use fillet weld gauges, V-WAC gauge, bridge cam gauge for first in line quality checks as welds are completed according to the correct NAVSEA fabrication document Setup or program power supplies with the ability to identify correct support gear needed with minimal supervision in multiple processes Proficient in oxy/fuel cutting, plasma cutting and CAC-A (carbon arc air) cutting, gouging, and scarfing of welds and beveling plates Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind and/or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding Detect and troubleshoot faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials and notify supervisors Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to join weldments, using processes such as GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, GMAW-P, GMAW-S, SMAW, SAW, Mechanized processes, and ability to setup stud welding gun consistently using any combination of at least 4 processes Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material Examine work pieces for defects, and measure work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with NAVSEA specifications Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as angle grinders, die grinders and needle scalers Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers Ability to work consistently with supervisors and complete daily assignments with some to little supervision Work outside of trade as required to complete daily tasks