Website Plasser American

Welder Job Highlights

Title Welder
Type Full Time
Experience 3-6 Months
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Chesapeake, VA, United States
Company Plasser American

Company Profile

Plasser American Corporation manufactures railway track maintenance equipment and is engaged in all sectors of research, design, production, and marketing.

Job Profile

The company seeking a candidate who has knowledge of basic welding techniques and can weld at a proficiency level required on the job as determined by the supervisor.

Educational Qualification

The candidates should have a one-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience

The applicants should have three to six months of related experience or training.


  • Applies filler rod manually to supply weld metal.
  • Chips off excess weld, slag, and spatter.
  • Cleans or degreases weld joint or workpiece.
  • Connects cables from the welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by Welding Engineer or Welding Technician.
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining the length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, the sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
  • Must be able to operate material handling equipment associated with the job.
  • Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through a portable welding gun.
  • Positions and clamps workpieces together or assemble them in a jig or fixture.
  • Preheats workpiece with a hand torch or heating furnace.
  • Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
  • Repairs broken or cracked parts and fill holes.
  • Starts power supply to produce an electric current.
  • Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece and join its edges.
  • Tacks assemblies together.
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.


  • Understanding of AWS-D1.1
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Must be certified to weld according to company standards.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of the organization.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

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