Shop Pipe Tacker

Welds together metal components of products using TIG process.

  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle
  • Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun
  • Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by Welding Engineer
  • Strikes arc which generates heat to make and deposit metal from electrode to work piece and join edges of work piece
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions
  • May clean or degrease weld joint or work piece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath
  • May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes
  • May prepare broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces
  • May chip off excess weld, slag, and spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper
  • May preheat work piece, using hand torch or heating furnace
  • May position and clamp work pieces together or assemble them in jig or fixture
  • May tack assemblies together
  • May cut metal plates or structural shapes
  • May be required to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards of governmental agencies or professional and technical associations
  • Performing only those jobs on which they have been trained and/or authorized

NP=Not Present, O=Occasionally (0-33%), F=Frequently (34-66%), C=Constantly (67-100%)

Standing  C              Walking   C              Sitting     F

Pushing   F              Pulling     F              Climbing  O

Balancing O             Bending   F              Stooping  F

Kneeling  F              CrouchingF              Crawling  F

Reaching C              Handling C              Fingering C

Feeling    C              Vision      C              Hearing   C


Lifting (lbs)              Carrying (lbs)                         

0-10         C              0-10         C                             

10-25       F              10-25       F                             

25-50       O             25-50       O                            

If you meet the qualifications, apply by emailing your resume to [email protected]. Please include the job title in the subject line.