Welder with extensive knowledge of structural, mild and stainless steel and aluminum. Dedicated Welder experienced in MIG and structure welding, as well as maintenance and repair and forklift operation. Responsible and punctual. Maintenance welder skilled in stick welding, interpreting blueprints and drawings and operating forklifts. Skilled Trades Maintenance Welder, certified by the American Welding Society, 6G certification. Responsible for repairing and fabricating parts for various machines throughout Caterpillar's Foundry Facility.
Laid out, fitted and fabricated metal components. Combined welding techniques, knowledge of metallurgy and engineering requirements to produce quality work. Heated, formed and dressed metal parts with hand tools, torch and arc welding equipment. Precision cutting with power saws, hand shears and chipping knives. Monitored the fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating parts, warping, shrinking, distortion and expansion of materials. Laid out, positioned, aligned and secured parts and assemblies with straightedges and combination square sand calipers. Adjusted functional parts of equipment and control instruments. Installed fabricated metal components in the machinery. Set up equipment and welded parts according to welding chart specifications and type. Repaired and maintained heavy-duty and construction machinery. Responded to service calls quickly and professionally. Completed minor torch ups with MIG welders. Followed all safety guidelines, including proper machine guarding and lockout and tagout procedures. Application of electrode and gun along weld line to create precision pieces. Adjusted the weld machines to the correct settings prior to weld applications. Cleaned and degreased weld joints and workpieces efficiently. Prepared broken parts for welding by properly grooving and scarfing surfaces. Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled them in jigs and fixtures. Inspected chains, hammers and other tools for damage or wear to prevent injuries and accidents.
Coursework in Arc and MIG Welding.
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