Brazes or solders together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Examines seams for defects and reworks defective joints or broken parts.
- Aligns and clamps workpieces together, using rules, squares, or hand tools, or positions items in fixtures, jigs, or vises.
- Melts and applies solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.
- Cleans workpieces to remove dirt or excess acid, using chemical solutions, files, wire brushes, or grinders.
- Grinds, cuts, buffs, or bends edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools.
- Cleans joints of workpieces with wire brushes or by dipping them into cleaning solutions.
- Guides torches and rods along joints of workpieces to heat them to brazing temperature, melt braze alloys, and bond workpieces together.
- Adjusts electric current and timing cycles of resistance welding machines to heat metals to bonding temperature.
- Turns valves to start flow of gases and lights flames and adjusts valves to obtain desired colors and sizes of flames.
- Melts and applies solder to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products, using soldering equipment.