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"Solderers and Brazer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Solderers and Brazer"

1) Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.

2) Heat soldering irons or workpieces to specified temperatures for soldering, using gas flames or electric current.

 

3) Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.

4) Melt and separate brazed or soldered joints to remove and straighten damaged or misaligned components, using hand torches, irons, or furnaces.

5) Melt and apply solder to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products, using soldering equipment.

 

6) Clean workpieces to remove dirt or excess acid, using chemical solutions, files, wire brushes, or grinders.

7) Guide torches and rods along joints of workpieces to heat them to brazing temperature, melt braze alloys, and bond workpieces together.

8) Adjust electric current and timing cycles of resistance welding machines to heat metals to bonding temperature.

9) Clean equipment parts, such as tips of soldering irons, using chemical solutions or cleaning compounds.

10) Sweat together workpieces coated with solder.

11) Select torch tips, flux, and brazing alloys from data charts or work orders.

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12) Cut carbon electrodes to specified sizes and shapes, using cutoff saws.

13) Turn valves to start flow of gases and light flames and adjust valves to obtain desired colors and sizes of flames.

14) Brush flux onto joints of workpieces or dip braze rods into flux to prevent oxidation of metal.

 

15) Remove workpieces from fixtures, using tongs, and cool workpieces, using air or water.

16) Align and clamp workpieces together, using rules, squares, or hand tools, or position items in fixtures, jigs, or vises.

17) Smooth soldered areas with alternate strokes of paddles and torches, leaving soldered sections slightly higher than surrounding areas for later filing.

18) Remove workpieces from molten solder and hold parts together until color indicates that solder has set.

19) Turn dials to set intensity and duration of ultrasonic impulses, according to work order specifications.

20) Dip workpieces into molten solder or place solder strips between seams and heat seams with irons to bond items together.

21) Clean joints of workpieces with wire brushes or by dipping them into cleaning solutions.

22) Grind, cut, buff, or bend edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools.

23) Place solder bars into containers and turn knobs to specified positions to melt solder and regulate its temperature.

24) Connect hoses from torches to regulator valves and cylinders of oxygen and specified gas fuels.

Job Description for "Solderers and Brazer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Solderers and Brazer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  51-4121.07


 

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