How Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders stay on track

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What is the job of the Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

Key tasks of the Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

  • Inspect, measure, or test completed metal workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using measuring and testing devices.

  • Read blueprints, work orders, or production schedules to determine product or job instructions or specifications.
  • Assemble, align, and clamp workpieces into holding fixtures to bond, heat-treat, or solder fabricated metal components.
  • Set up, operate, or tend welding machines that join or bond components to fabricate metal products or assemblies.
  • Lay out, fit, or connect parts to be bonded, calculating production measurements, as necessary.
  • Correct problems by adjusting controls or by stopping machines and opening holding devices.
  • Give directions to other workers regarding machine set-up and use.
  • Select, position, align, and bolt jigs, holding fixtures, guides, or stops onto machines, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Mark weld points and positions of components on workpieces, using rules, squares, templates, or scribes.
  • Transfer components, metal products, or assemblies, using moving equipment.
  • Clean, lubricate, maintain, and adjust equipment to maintain efficient operation, using air hoses, cleaning fluids, and hand tools.
  • Prepare metal surfaces or workpieces, using hand-operated equipment, such as grinders, cutters, or drills.
  • Conduct trial runs before welding, soldering, or brazing, and make necessary adjustments to equipment.
  • Remove completed workpieces or parts from machinery, using hand tools.
  • Tend auxiliary equipment used in welding processes.

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What other tasks a Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders may have

  • Load or feed workpieces into welding machines to join or bond components.

  • Observe meters, gauges, or machine operations to ensure that soldering or brazing processes meet specifications.
  • Turn and press knobs and buttons or enter operating instructions into computers to adjust and start welding machines.
  • Compute and record settings for new work, applying knowledge of metal properties, principles of welding, and shop mathematics.
  • Set dials and timing controls to regulate electrical current, gas flow pressure, heating or cooling cycles, or shut-off.
  • Record operational information on specified production reports.
  • Select torch tips, alloys, flux, coil, tubing, or wire, according to metal types or thicknesses, data charts, or records.
  • Fill hoppers and position spouts to direct flow of flux or manually brush flux onto seams of workpieces.
  • Start, monitor, and adjust robotic welding production lines.
  • Devise or build fixtures or jigs used to hold parts in place during welding, brazing, or soldering.
  • Add chemicals or materials to workpieces or machines to facilitate bonding or to cool workpieces.
  • Immerse completed workpieces into water or acid baths to cool and clean components.
  • Dress electrodes, using tip dressers, files, emery cloths, or dressing wheels.
  • Anneal finished workpieces to relieve internal stress.

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Top reasons to use time tracking for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Organize your paperwork and comply with legal requirements

Use Monitask for complete control over your employees' working hours and get information about the hours worked in the form of convenient reports.
Demonstrating the total number of hours spent each year helps support your business and increases transparency with your customers.

Receive more grants and investments

Proper time calculations will ensure that you have supporting documents and data to show when you apply for investments or search for new strategic partners.

Save on payroll and identify bottlenecks

Review daily timesheets and productivity scores to identify bottlenecks and ways to improve your operations quickly.
Implementing the correct time-tracking solution always results in reduced payroll costs for part-time and full-time employees, and companies can get more things done for each dollar they invest in their recruitment efforts.

Improve staffing and scheduling

Scheduling takes the guesswork out of the project's management.
By reviewing scheduling reports, managers can quickly identify efforts and estimated the workforce needed to complete the projects on time.

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