1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4122-15 Welder (First Class)

Fabricates and repairs metal products by welding metals.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studies blueprints, drawings or specifications to determine appropriate welding processes and other job requirements
  • cleans and prepares metal surfaces for welding by flame-cutting, thermal cutting, gouging, bevelling, grinding or filing
  • preheats thick materials to required temperatures
  • fits attachments, connects hoses to gas tanks, or wires to power sources of equipment used in welding operations
  • adjusts controls to regulate gas pressure, voltage or amperage
  • opens valves or switches and lights torches, strikes arcs or starts machines
  • guides torches or electrodes along lines of weld manually or by operating machine controls
  • cleans and smooths welds by filing, chiselling or grinding
  • cuts metal shapes using flame and thermal cutting torches
  • may set up welding machines for other operators

Special Class Welder

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