Welder Helper Job Description

Welder Helper

Last updated September 12th, 2018

A Welder Helper supports welders by maintaining their tools and equipment, and by ensuring a clean and organized work environment. Welder Helpers work in manufacturing and construction industries.

Welder Helper Job Description Template

We are looking to recruit a competent Welder Helper to support the activities of our welding team. The Welder Helper will ensure an organized work environment, and adequate maintenance of equipment and materials. You will guarantee welders have tools and materials, such as rods and grinding discs available, and operate welding machines, grinders, hammers, beveling machines, torches and magnetic drills. You will be familiar with various metals such as galvanized, carbon and stainless steel.

To ensure success you will pay attention to minute details, which will save costs associated with errors and consequent reworks. Candidates will be patient and organized, and flexible to adapt to a dynamic work environment.

Welder Helper Responsibilities:

  • Attending on-site safety meetings.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of work areas.
  • Assisting welders to set up rigs and move them between work areas.
  • Ensuring welders have required materials and tools available, such as rods and grinding discs.
  • Maintaining stock levels of materials and supplies.
  • Loading and unloading trucks.
  • Following welders' instructions to adjust welding machine temperatures.
  • Employing buffers and grinders to clean welds.
  • Maintaining knowledge of various types of metal.
  • Operating various tools and types of equipment.
  • Identifying safety risks and hazards, and complying with relevant safety procedures and regulations.

Welder Helper Requirements:

  • 6+ months work experience in a similar role.
  • Proficient knowledge of all aspects of welding.
  • Basic English reading and writing skills.
  • Physically strong, agile and dexterous.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended hours.
  • Comfortable with working on elevated surfaces.
  • Resilient to working in adverse climatic conditions.
  • Available to work shifts and extended hours.
  • Available to travel to remote areas for extended periods.

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