Welder Setup Operator
The Welder Setup Operator is responsible for welding production orders or components using MIG and/or TIG processes to meet customer and quality specifications. This involves using training or knowledge of welding techniques, knowledge of set-up requirements and meeting established production requirements on consistent basis.
- Read previously prepared setup sheets and routing package for individual parts. Determines what tooling is needed and where it is located.
- Follows established set-up requirements and ensures settings are correct.
- Receives approval on setup pieces as required.
- Operates machine to run production and performs quality inspections as required by the written Quality Procedures. Makes necessary adjustments during production runs to stay in tolerances.
- May use templates, fixtures, surface plate, calipers, snap gauges, or other inspection tools to measure welded components, bead size, or other necessary dimensions per blueprint. Watches for presence of burn through, cold starts, lack of penetration, bead size, or other indications of suspect welds.
- Complete records of production including scrap or rework reasons.
- Move parts to the subsequent operation with pallet jack.
- Assists Groupleader in writing new or changing existing Setup Sheets. May assist Engineering in developing new processes and trying out new tooling.
- Participate in the corrective action process to prevent defects from recurring.
- Follow procedures consistently to obtain repeatability.
- Participate in team meetings seeking continuous improvements for the operation.
- Must maintain certification on all welding methods required by CTP or our Customers.
- Must have a demonstrated mechanical aptitude, proficiency in shop math (fractions, decimals, metric), ability to read and follow specific routing instructions, ability to read and understand setup instructions, ability to read blueprints, proficiency in the use of appropriate measuring instruments (tape measure, dial calipers), ability to check quality of parts against templates.
- Must pass the CTP Setup Test.
- Must have demonstrated ability to handle production requirements and demonstrated problem solving ability from previous work.
- Must have the ability to stand for 8 hour shift or longer. Able to bend, twist, stoop to remove parts from baskets and lift to work area. Able to load parts into work area and completed baskets without damaging the part. Good hand and eye coordination.
- Must have hand tools necessary to inspect parts and make adjustments to machines