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Top Welder Fitter Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a welder fitter. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of welder fitter resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.1% of welder fitter resumes contained mig as a skill. Let's find out what skills a welder fitter actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Welder Fitter resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Use of an Iron worker, MIG welder, oxygen/acetylene torches, track burners, forklifts and overhead cranes.
  • Utilized both TIG & MIG welds for construction of stainless water purification system used on natural gas drilling rigs.
  • Performed flux core MIG, TIG, stick and sub arc welding; plasma cutting and form cutting.
  • Certified in welding mild and structural steel (MIG) in horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.
  • Interpret blueprints in order to fabricate various structures and racks using short circuit MIG welding on carbon steel.
  • Preform welding in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions with either MIG or stick.
  • Operated bridge cranes, forklift SMAW, FCAW and MIG certified in shop for Halliburton equipment.
  • Set pieces in jig and weld using MIG or TIG process depending on welding procedure specification
  • Welded self-dumping hoppers, cantilever uprights and other parts on demand with a MIG welder.
  • Positioned, aligned, fitted, and MIG welded structural components for water treatment plants.
  • Fabricated and repaired equipment by torch cutting, MIG welding, and TIG welding.
  • Sharpen edges and brace the dies by welding in bracing using the MIG process.
  • Used MIG, and stick welding in all positions on Carbon and Stainless steel.
  • Read spec sheets and fabricated parts for armored vehicles, using TIG and MIG processes
  • Use of MIG and TIG welding techniques to build storage shelves and their components
  • Handled MIG welding, hydraulic rivet guns, and air carbon arc gouging.
  • Fitted and welded frames for the electronic industry using MIG and TIG welding.
  • Program changes such as Spot welding, gluing, MIG welding and hemming.
  • Performed MIG Welding process to weld out various kit parts for C.L.A.S.S.
  • Certified in Dual Shield and MIG welding for Stainless and Mild Steel.

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2. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Operated and used equipment and tools which include forklifts, hoists, slings, grinders, cutting torches, hand tools.
  • Remove rough spots from work piece, using portable grinder, hand file, scraper or any other necessary hand tools.
  • Installed special functional and structural parts in devices, using hand tools, power tools, rigging, cranes, etc.
  • Dismantled devices to gain proper access and removed defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools and power tools.
  • Set up, operation of, and maintenance of various welding equipment and hand tools, including air arc and grinder.
  • Installed and maintained hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment, such as pumps and cylinders, using hand tools.
  • Assembled framework, attached material, and installed finished product utilizing hand tools, electric drill, and nuts bolts.
  • Run all shop equipment including press breaks, shear, punches, nibblers, various hand tools related with fabrication.
  • Position pieces to be welded into jigs, holding fixtures, guides and steps using measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Blueprint reading, Aluminum welding, Fitting of metals, use of various hand tools, working in tight spaces.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment while using various power and hand tools associated with welding and metal fabrication.
  • Required to operate a variety of hand tools and measuring devices as well as welding and torch burning equipment.
  • Use an operation of various hand tools all the way up to shears and presses in the fab dept.
  • Build and weld parts to company standards, read diagrams and blueprints, and general use of hand tools.
  • Skilled in the safe and efficient operation of machinery and hand tools utilized in the fabrication and welding industries.
  • Use of overhead crane, tow motor, iron worker, tube benders, and various hand tools.,
  • Experience operation other ship equipment such as drill press, overhead crane, and use of hand tools.
  • Recognize set up & operate electrical & pneumatic power tools & hand tools Common to the welding trade.
  • Install the brackets, clamps, and hangers to support the sprinkler pipes using the prescribed hand tools.
  • Repaired and replaced defective parts, using hand tools and power tools, rigging, cranes, etc.

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3. Stainless Steel

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Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, chromium, carbon, and some other metals with corrosion-resistant properties. The components of steel include less than 1% carbon, 1% manganese, and small quantities of other elements such as phosphorus, silicon, sulfur, and oxygen. Iron and carbon are the two essential components of steel. Stainless steel is resistant to tarnishing and rust.

Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Full penetration Pipe welder-fitter fabricator for refinery subcontractor per blueprint specifications stainless steel, chrome and carbon steel
  • Weld separately or in combination stainless steel and galvanized metals.
  • Manufacture stainless steel food processing equipment.
  • Shop lead ; Performed manual TIG welding for Molybdenum pressing canisters and stainless steel backing tubes for the CAD-Tin sputtering targets.
  • Weld and fit carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum to maintain various machinery, and to fabricate replacement parts.
  • Prepare, fit, and weld larger pipe (carbon and stainless steel) for vapor recovery skids and steam skids.
  • Fabricated exhaust systems using blueprints and drafts out of carbonized steel and stainless steel tubing for natural gas compression units.
  • Weld and form aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel and various materials while maintaining quality standards and blueprint specifications.
  • Worked with all types of metals, including carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steels, aluminum and brass.
  • Perform structural welding in a shop environment on various sizes of I-beams, hand rails and small stainless steel vessels.
  • Certified to Pratt & Whitney specifications, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Titanium, Nickel and Cobalt were some materials use
  • Assisted engineering in weld process development on new programs (HIMARS); Production welding: Aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Worked from blueprints, layout and fitting and performed MIG, TIG and Stick welding of mild and stainless steel.
  • Fabricate, fit-up, and weld on various types of metal, alum., Stainless steel, and copper.
  • Weld and fit carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and various alloys in the production of compressor/generator systems.
  • Weld mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Manganese, Hard Face, or Powder torch as needed.
  • Fit / Weld / Fabricate /Assemble / Install industrial cooling system made from Carbon steel, Stainless steel.
  • Work from blue prints to fabricate and weld pressure vessels using all grades of stainless steel and carbon steel
  • X-ray Quality Sub-Arc Welder on Heavy Pressure Vessel, 3/8th to 1 inch Carbon and Stainless Steel Vessels.
  • Qualified on stainless steel, nickel and nickel base alloys, titanium, aluminum and aluminum base alloys.

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4. Gmaw

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Gas metal arc welding is a welding process in which an electrical arc forms between the workpiece metal and a consumable metal inert gas wire electrode.

Here's how Gmaw is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Performed various task of a journeyman welder to include; welding various parts using Jigs and fixtures using the GMAW process.
  • Developed weld-training curriculum for GMAW, GTAW, and RSW courses that were and currently are being taught to Hill-Rom associates.
  • Weld side rails, end frames, weld outs and some grinding to prep material Skills Used Skilled at GMAW.
  • Qualified and certified to weld HY80 steel using pulse arc GMAW, MIG in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
  • Fitted and welded various sized tanks using GMAW welding processes, measuring and mechanical tools for multiple sizes of generators.
  • Used welding processes but not limited to such as semi-automatic welding with Flux-core, GMAW, plasma arc cutting and gouging
  • Preformed work with the use of natural gas cutting torches, fitting aids, hydraulic rams, and GMAW.
  • Welded carbon, stainless and exotic metals to ASME specs using SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and submerged arc.
  • Welded on new and existing water tanks utilizing the following welding processes:GMAW, FCAW, and SMAW.
  • Fit, tack and hand weld by GMAW method earth anchors designed for the installation of roadside signage i.e.
  • Performed FCAW and GMAW in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead positions on various ship parts.
  • Fit, weld and assemble storage hatches using GMAW process, welding aluminum, stainless and mild steel.
  • Used GMAW welding equipment to weld components as specified in blueprints, work orders, and oral instructions.
  • Used SMAW 7018 and pulse arc GMAW to weld parts to beams as specified by welding inspector.
  • Operate GMAW, carbon arc, cutting torches, plasma torch, and other metal working tools.
  • Welded components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions with FCAW, GTAW, GMAW.
  • Weld and repair utility trailers and other metal work projects using SMAW, GMAW and GTAW.
  • Performed GMAW welding process and Fitting parts according to Blueprints, Fixtures, and Welding Procedures.
  • Weld fitted parts using inner shield welding process and GMAW in both flat or horizontal positions.
  • X-ray quality welder with Expertise in GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, orbital and pipe welders.

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5. Aluminum

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Aluminum is the most common nonferrous metal and the most prevalent metallic material in the Earth's crust. Aluminum is never found in its metallic form in nature, but its compounds can be found in varying degrees in nearly all minerals, vegetation, and animals. Cans, foils, cooking utensils, door frames, kegs, and aeroplane pieces are all made of aluminum.

Here's how Aluminum is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Gathered data and information on the weld-ability of aluminum alloys, and tested welding equipment using various methods of aluminum welding technology
  • Experienced Aerospace/Aviation Certified aluminum Code Welder and Educator: including structural aluminum metal fabrication, sheet metal fabrication.
  • Performed prototype welding and fastening research testing on aluminum and steel materials.
  • Fit and weld aluminum air-conditioning unit from blueprints.laid off/going out off business
  • Fabricate and weld steel alloys and aluminum for all military armored vehicles
  • Gained invaluable experience in aluminum welding and plasma cutting technologies.
  • Welded and fabricated all types of marine anodized aluminum.
  • Cut and fabricated aluminum parts from blueprint specifications.
  • Performed welding on stainless and aluminum materials.
  • Welded and fabricated metal and aluminum materials
  • Manufactured Aluminum and steel Dump Bodied trailers
  • Manufactured aluminum frames by welding.
  • Fabricated and welded aluminum tankers.
  • Finished materials ranged from handrails, to aluminum gravel trailers, to 60-ton capacity ore bins, and numerous small projects.
  • Fabricated, rigged, and welded aluminum water craft and hull assembly according to blueprint and design, and material handling.
  • Welded on mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel casting using MIG, Air Arc, and Stick welding process.
  • Review layouts, blueprints, diagrams, or work orders in preparation for welding or cutting metal and aluminum components.
  • Operated automatic welding equipment, including Friction Stir and Fusion/Variable Polarity Pulse, to weld and repair aluminum shuttle tanks.
  • Welded aluminum floors for truck bodies, welded frames for truck bodies, and constructed the walls for tuck bodies.
  • Job Duties: Welded and fit Fishing boats, tug boats and built a couple of aluminum tractor boats.

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6. Smaw

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SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) is a metal fabrication technique.

Here's how Smaw is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Utilized SMAW process exclusively regarding state and federal contracted jobs.
  • General metal fabricator, MIG, MAG, SMAW welding, welding mild steel and high alloy steel, cutting, grinding
  • Attended a two week (80 hour) welding course at Johnson County Community College that taught me about SMAW welding.
  • Steel and Stainless MIG/TIG & SMAW welding, layout, parts fabrication, Machine rebuilding, maintenance and installation.
  • Weld and fit rail road tanks by using FCAW, SMAW, according to blueprints and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 'GTAW' and SMAW as plate, pipe, and structural.
  • Lead welder, responsible for welding and joining structural pieces and assemblies using SMAW and FCAW processes.
  • Performed Structural steel welding in all positions with SMAW at the University of Kentucky Student Health Building.
  • Welded and fitted parts according to specifications using a variety of welding techniques including FCAW and SMAW.
  • Worked in power stations on various different jobs welding and rigging was all primarily SMAW.
  • Qualified and performs SMAW, FCAW, GTAW welding of carbon steel and alloy metals.
  • Performed FCAW-G welding, assisted in VT weld inspection and performed SMAW weld pick-ups.
  • Weld structures of flatbed trailers using MIG, SMAW, and TIG welding processes.
  • Performed MIG and SMAW welding processes on multiple locations with pipe and plate.
  • Fit and weld sub rails using SMAW process welding into a v-bevel groove.
  • Job Duties Performed SMAW and FCAW processes of welding on nuclear aircraft carriers.
  • Shop Fabrication of heavy load beams and supports using the SMAW process.
  • Weld I-beams on oil rig platforms using SMAW processes then ultrasonic test.
  • Certified SMAW on building structures, crane railways and piping systems.
  • Spray transfer MIG and some SMAW were the welding processes used.

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7. Air Arc

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Air carbon arc cutting, metal arc gouging, or, more commonly, Air Arc is a term referring to a process in which metal material is cut and melted through the heat of a carbon arc, after which the molten metal is removed via an air jet. Carbon arc is a process and method in which a gaseous form of carbon is broken down and produces heat and light.

Here's how Air Arc is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Skilled with air arc, grinders, impact gun, needle gun and many other tools of the trade.
  • Air arc any web seams that butt up and are 1/4 inch thick or more for proper weld penetration.
  • Performed repair work which consisted of building up welds, air arc cracks on drag line buckets and re-weld.
  • Operated, maintained and set welding, flame, plasma and air arc cutting equipment to proper parameters.
  • Fix mistakes using variety of tools such as grinder, torch, plasma cutter and air arc.
  • Read and interpreted drawings, air arc, plasma cutting and running of saw, and presses.
  • Cut and preheat using propane/oxygen torch, track cutter, air arc process and rosebud tip.
  • Air arc old wear plates off and install new plates and weld build Mining Equipment.
  • Welded boiler seams and carbon air arc seams to get 100% penetration for x-ray
  • Use torch and plasma cutter often as well as scarfing (air arc).
  • Use of oxygen and acetylene cutting torch, carbon air arc and plasma cutter.
  • Air arc-cutting, torch-crane operator, worked under dangerous conditions in extreme high temperatures.
  • Repaired broken or cracked parts and filled holes by using on air arc gouger.
  • Certified air arc (removal of excess metal, stainless and carbon).
  • Certified welding, air arc, sandblasting, shear press, punch press.
  • Executed daily operations of welding, air arc, grinding and cleaning.
  • Full Penetration, structural welding, air arc, and fitter.
  • Have a steady hand with knowledge with air arcs for gouging.
  • Utilized cutting torches, plasma cutters, and air arc equipment.
  • Air arc or carbon cutter, torch and overhead hoist.

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8. Safety Rules

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Principles or regulations that ensure the protection of people, objects, or the environment are called safety rules. These rules can be governing actions, devices, or procedures that help in minimizing the risks of loss, injury, or damage.

Here's how Safety Rules is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Complied with all safety rules and regulations including hazardous material regulations.
  • Followed all applicable safety rules and regulations.
  • Followed safety rules and regulations as well as all company policies and procedures; wore PPE as required for certain tasks.
  • Follow prescribed safety rules and communicate suggestions that promote the company's mission statement to take care of our customers.
  • Bracketed or welded supports to ensure safety and reduce vibration according to local codes.
  • Required to adhere to stringent safety rules and regulations per company policies and procedures.
  • Use proper PPE to ensure safety during fabrication and working from heights.
  • Observed all the company safety rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Adhere to company procedures, safety rules, guidelines and regulations.
  • Follow safety rules and keep area clean and orderly.
  • Followed all safety rules and maintained good housekeeping.
  • Complied with all OSHA and safety rules.
  • Follow all safety rules and quality standards Work with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency Certified 3g and 4g

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9. TIG

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Here's how TIG is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Utilized TIG (GTAW-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) to weld small parts such as handles and mounting pads for hand carts.
  • Completed all Welder Fitter duties including driving tow motor, MIG TIG welding styles, and reading blue print lay outs.
  • Lead and conduct training for production associated in MIG and TIG welding practices and procedures as requested by Weld Engineer.
  • Experienced in MIG, TIG, and ARC welding, as well as cutting with oxygen/ acetylene.
  • Test finished products for misapplications followed by use of TIG and Stick welding processes to resolve issues.
  • Honed my TIG welding skills due to many hours of non-stop welding on various self-designed fixtures.
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding Bi-metal and Stainless certified, and GTAW (TIG) certs.
  • Performed welding work using MIG, TIG, Submerged Arc, Oxyacetylene and plasma equipment.
  • Versed in Stick, TIG and MIG welding of all materials, in all positions.
  • Fabricated custom metal parts based on customer needs, utilizing MIG and TIG welding technique.
  • Used to following Weld Processes: MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene & Plasma cutting.
  • Certified welder with 6+ years of MIG, TIG and flux-core welding experience.
  • Perform MIG, TIG and other types of weld based on project needs.
  • Used MIG and TIG welding to produce quality parts to customer specifications.
  • Performed welding using MIG, stick, TIG, and flux core welding
  • Skilled Welder with proficiency in MIG, TIG and Stick welding processes.
  • Maintain and fix welding robots and fixtures, MIG and TIG welding.
  • Used TIG process to set up and weld components for condenser units.
  • Performed MIG and TIG welding to join ferrous and non-ferrous steels.
  • Weld radiators in both the MIG and TIG processes to specifications.

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10. Gtaw

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Here's how Gtaw is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Stack and weld rotors for gas turbine, coal, and hydro energy industry using GTAW and SAW processes.
  • Have lots of experience with GTAW that was the main form of welding I did for this company.
  • Tested according to ASME 1X-Certified Welder: Qualified to weld in GTAW, tested in 6G positions.
  • Fabricated parts and equipment using GTAW process on thin metals such as aluminum & other precious metals.
  • Weld and fit per drawing: GTAW aluminum, stainless, steel, and copper-nickel pipe.
  • Welded out of position in the 5G position using GTAW root and FCAW for fill.
  • Produce high quality full penetration welds for sanitary service using the GTAW welding process.
  • Set up operation and maintenance of (GTAW) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Equipment.
  • Fitted and welded stainless and carbon pipe using GTAW process.
  • Perform welding using SMAW/FCAW and GTAW welding processes.
  • Certified in GTAW, GMAW-Gas metal arc welding.
  • Assisted Weld Team with Automated GTAW welds.
  • Certified on GTAW 4G plate 316, 309 & er70s-6.
  • Weld and fit per drawing: GTAW 0.030-.060 stainless.
  • Structure & Production Welding - Full Time - FCAW Steel, GTAW Aluminum, Assembling, Field Work, Railings/Stairs/Platforms, Fabrication
  • Used the GTAW process to re-work parts welded incorrectly Educated new employees to the system and process used.
  • Fit and welded certified structural and S.S pipe some aluminum with GTAW and wire feed.
  • Selected Achievements: ?Modernized Boeing welding process from manual GTAW to automated GTAW
  • Mechanized GTAW, FCAWOrbital Welding Training, Testing and Maintenance.
  • Passed CWI 6g gtaw pipe test and kept certification current.

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11. Fcaw

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Flux Cored welding (FCAW), a viable option in manual pipeline welding applications compared to Stick welding (SMAW).

Here's how Fcaw is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Used FCAW and Blueprint knowledge as well as interpretation of measurements to properly Fit up Large electrical pole sections.
  • Welded or repaired seems with full penetration welds to pass an Ultrasonic Test using FCAW welding process.
  • Repaired and maintained of ship repairs and performed 3G/4G/ FCAW stick welding under National Shipyard KY.
  • Passed 3G FCAW and Sub-Arc Production Tests on Carbon and Stainless up to 1.
  • Repaired and refitted railroad cars with the use of FCAW welding processes.
  • Utilize FCAW welding procedures and work within the constraints of UT guidelines.
  • Fabricated, Fitted, and Welded structural steel components using FCAW.
  • Used FCAW 3/32 wire following the WPS for each specific assignment.
  • Used welding processes including: MIG, FCAW Welded metal components.
  • Fit and weld horizontal earth boring machine bases using FCAW.
  • Welded and assembled overhead cranes using the FCAW welding process.
  • Repaired and maintained 3G/4G FCAW and X-ray stick welding.
  • Perform mostly FCAW and Metal core on mild steel.
  • Iron gates were welded together by process of FCAW.
  • Conduct all necessary welding using the FCAW process.
  • Tack and weld using FCAW welding process.
  • Teach Welder Crew Training on FCAW.
  • Certified in FCAW and SAW processes.
  • Certified in FCAW all positions.
  • Certified under Tampa Tank Inc 1F, 2F, 3F, 1G, 2G, 3G FCM, ASME 3G FCAW.

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12. Overhead Cranes

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Here's how Overhead Cranes is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Measured, cut and fabricated components to specifications and completed construction of overhead cranes in both a team and individual environment.
  • Installed overhead cranes, runways, jibs, monorails, and free standing runways using forklift equipment and engineered drawings.
  • Operate 5, 10, 25, and 50 ton overhead cranes to safely and accurately position materials for assembly.
  • Fabricated Large Electrical Transformers * Read Blue Prints * Operated overhead cranes and rolling stock equipment to place pieces for fabrication
  • Used overhead cranes, gantries, grinders, torches and lift rigging to build the prefabrication structural beams for buildings.
  • Installed and repaired equipment, such as run way beams, track, support columns, and overhead cranes.
  • Used overhead cranes to move walls and panels, operate forklift to move smaller walls or to gather Parts.
  • Operated small and large forklifts, and overhead cranes to load trucks and railroad cars for the shipping department.
  • Welded structural components in flat position while using overhead cranes to rotate beams or structures into safe welding position.
  • Operated overhead cranes and fork trucks, grinders, plasma cutters, cutters, jigs and inspected finish products.
  • Read blueprints, ran saws and punch and used overhead cranes Accomplishments I became journeyman welder in shop.
  • Articulated large stainless steel vessels with use of overhead cranes and forklifts to achieve proper positioning for welding.
  • Performed OSHA inspections on overhead cranes, jibs, monorails, crane runways, hoists, and trolleys.
  • Have experience in operating overhead cranes, forklifts, sheet metal shears and breaks, and drill presses.
  • Inventory of all shop materials and tools, as well as use of overhead cranes and forklifts.
  • Used overhead cranes and chains to move and manipulate structural I-beams ranging from 50lbs to 10 tons.
  • Worked in a loud and constantly moving environment with overhead cranes, forklifts, moving rail cars.
  • Operated overhead cranes, grinders, chippers, welder, cutting torch, and heating torch.
  • Fix and repair overhead cranes for plants and fab shops in and around Baton Rouge.
  • Have over 10+ years combined code shop welding and environments using overhead cranes and forklifts.

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13. Structural Steel

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Structural steel is a type of steel material commonly developed or utilized to perform duties such as making tools to construct many structures and buildings. It usually forms in a different size, shapes, properties, and compositions for various industrial and manufacturing companies. These are often used in constructing buildings, aircraft, bridges and pipelines.

Here's how Structural Steel is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Supervised and coordinated activities of workers engaged in fitting and welding various components relating to industrial silencers and structural steel components.
  • Fabricate and build miscellaneous structural steel for industrial and residential applications.
  • Fabricated structural steel for commercial and residential buildings.
  • Provided fitting services for structural steel fabricating shop
  • Fabricated/Installed structural steel for commercial projects.
  • Repaired and fabricated structural steel buildings.
  • Fit and welding of structural steel, erection of steel columns, decking, beams, bar joists, and handrail.
  • Interpreted prints, drawings, and sketches to fabricate structural steel components using welders and a variety of power tools and machines
  • Fabricate fit and weld of structural steel and different structural for building and other civil structures as specified in work drawings.
  • Worked as a steel connector, connecting structural steel components on the job site following the erection foreman's directives.
  • Used welding processes including: structural steel fabrication for walk ways and platforms, storage tanks/piping ladders structural components.
  • Fit up and welded beams, columns, and other various structural steel projects that came through the shop.
  • Worked in the environment producing specialized fabricated products such as pressure vessels, piping, structural steel and more.
  • Fit structural steel* Operate grinders, saws, cutting torches* Light MIG welding* Read blueprints and cut/fitted according to specifications
  • Team Leader, field work, rail and stair installation, work on structural steel, and parts.
  • Welded and fit sections for wind towers and power plants, as well as building structural steel.
  • Operate and program FMI machine to run structural steel to be punched to precise measurements for assembly.
  • Work as part of a team too complete assigned task (structural steel fabrication and welding).
  • Produced high quality welds for vessels, industrial piping systems, tanks and structural steel projects.
  • Worked my way up from a welder to a layout man at this large structural steel shop

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14. Fitter

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Here's how Fitter is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Position required experienced welder and fitter skills.
  • Worked as layout specialist, lead welder, Team Leader, Plate and Weld Inspector, heavy plate fitter / welder.
  • Advance from Fitter/Welder position to Lead Man in a month's time and was responsible for a 6 man crew.
  • Set up sites, loading trucks, rigged loads for building tanks, fitter, welder of chemical and water tanks
  • Rotated among multiple roles as a Pipe Fitter and Welder tasked with in-house hydro pipe testing and structural welding.
  • Started as pipe fitter working from blueprints, cutting and fitting pipe for hospital sterilizers and CAS systems.
  • Preform duties of millwright and fitter.work from structural or piping blueprints, adhere to all safety and OSHA codes
  • Welded pressure vessels, operated rolling machine * Performed fitter duties following layouts directions * Operated Robotic Welder
  • Started as a Coil Fitter, fitting support bars and heating coils onto railroad tank cars.
  • Certified Welder, fitter, fabricator did all aspects of ship repairs, from welding to mechanical
  • Work as a welder/ fitter building and welding boom sections of varying sizes for crawler cranes.
  • Job Title- MIG Welder/ Fitter Company Name- Riley MFG * Job Description- Building logging equipment.
  • Pipe welder and fitter plus plumbing, brazing, soldering copper and gluing PVC together.
  • Hired on as a welder fitter combo for temporary turnaround work at various industrial plants.
  • Roll back the fitter and stomp down any of the angles that have any gaps.
  • United States Navel Reserve Fireman Hull Technician, ship fitter, shipboard maintenance and welding.
  • Performed various jobs in the manufacturing environment as a welder, fitter, and helper.
  • Hired on as fitter, used navy prints to build different components for navy ships.
  • Tube and pipe welder, fitter, tank welder and fitter, power plant maintenance.
  • Shop welding, welder fitter, structural welding, I-beams, columns, full pins.

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15. Flux Core

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Here's how Flux Core is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Fabricate structural material, according to drawing specifications, cut assemble and weld out, using flux core stick welding procedures.
  • Fabricated parts for barges, built wing tanks, bottoms, stern and rakes and operated stick and flux core equipment.
  • Passed a 2G Flux core weld test Fitted pipe and performed Flux Core welds to ensure products were produced to specifications.
  • Fitted and welded various types of beams * Other duties included: burning, grinding and performed arc and flux core welding
  • Fitted & Welded on all types of structural and mining equipment used Flux Core welding and MIG along with stick.
  • End Date: 1990 Completed repairs and construction for Great lakes ships using welders, Both Stick and Flux Core.
  • Welded columns and beams, after being checked, by using 1/16 flux core according to proper welding procedures.
  • Fabricated pressure vessels and tray towers, pipe welder, certified with stick, MIG, and flux core.
  • Perform welding to undercut joints using 045 flux core wire and solid wire and profiling joints with hand grinder.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment, using gas metal arc, flux core, and submerged arc welding.
  • Experienced in reading and working with blueprints, performing fitting, and running .045 and 1/16 flux core wire.
  • Welded flux core up to1/8" solid wire making the frames as well as the main cutting drum.
  • Used flux core wire, along with stainless, hard facing, and very experienced in carbon arcing.
  • Weld seams and all joints with flux core .045 and .052 and fit structural steel in all positions.
  • Certified to weld mild steel and stainless flux core in the 3G position and spray transfer in 1G.
  • Welded cut metal sheeting on skeleton of barge using stick and flux core techniques ensuring complete seal.
  • Operate overhead crane * Perform Flux Core welding on heavy wall construction * Track repair in mining field
  • Make vertical up, vertical down, horizontal, overhead and flat welds using flux core wire.
  • Use welding(Flux Core)& Plasma cutting equipment to fit- up and weld pole structures
  • Fit and (flux core) weld large rock crushing equipment- Assist in finish assembly and hydraulics

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16. Tape Measure

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A tape measure is a thin, flexible strip of plastic or metal that can be rolled up when it is not being used. The tape measure has numbers marked on it linearly which is used for measuring length.

Here's how Tape Measure is used in Welder Fitter jobs:
  • Weld aluminum in all positions, weld parts to blueprint specks, operate air tools, circular saw, and tape measure
  • Verified proper fitting of components using squares, rulers, tape measures, levels, digital levels and laser levels.
  • Read blueprint, use tape measures to determine appropriate weld fitting, and weld material according to blueprint measurements.
  • Clean work using a grinder Accomplishments Experience Skills Used Reading tape measure, fitting skills, welding.
  • Utilize tape measure, heating and cutting torch, and plasma cutter to perform jobs.
  • Use of tape measure, square ruler, bubble level and a variety of grinders.
  • Used a tape measure, square and other miscellaneous tools also to ensure quality product.
  • Verify conformance of work pieces to specifications using squares, rulers, and tape measures.
  • Used digital levels, bubble levels and tape measures to ensure tolerance specifications.
  • Blueprint interpretation, welding gauges, squares, millimeter and standard tape measures.
  • Read tape measure and had to know decimals to read prints.
  • Use tape measure to find the overall length of the part
  • Read and understands how to read tape measure for measurements.
  • Read blueprints, use calipers, tape measurement, etc
  • Tape measures were used for that purpose.
  • Can read a tape measure in metrics.
  • Use straightener, calipers and tape measures
  • Read a tape measure accurately.
  • Used squares and tape measures.
  • Utilized Press Brake, Shear, tape measure, scale, caliper, level, templates, etc.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Welder Fitter

MIG15.1%
Hand Tools8%
Stainless Steel7.1%
Gmaw6.6%
Aluminum6.3%
Smaw4.8%
Air Arc4.3%
Safety Rules4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Welder Fitter

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
MIG
MIG
15.1%
15.1%
2
2
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
8%
8%
3
3
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
7.1%
7.1%
4
4
Gmaw
Gmaw
6.6%
6.6%
5
5
Aluminum
Aluminum
6.3%
6.3%
6
6
Smaw
Smaw
4.8%
4.8%
7
7
Air Arc
Air Arc
4.3%
4.3%
8
8
Safety Rules
Safety Rules
4.1%
4.1%
9
9
TIG
TIG
3.8%
3.8%
10
10
Gtaw
Gtaw
3.7%
3.7%
11
11
Fcaw
Fcaw
3.6%
3.6%
12
12
Overhead Cranes
Overhead Cranes
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Structural Steel
Structural Steel
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Fitter
Fitter
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Flux Core
Flux Core
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Tape Measure
Tape Measure
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Drill Press
Drill Press
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Layout Specifications
Layout Specifications
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Pressure Vessels
Pressure Vessels
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Component Parts
Component Parts
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Engineering Drawings
Engineering Drawings
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
CNC
CNC
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Heat Exchangers
Heat Exchangers
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Welders
Welders
1%
1%
26
26
Construction Documents
Construction Documents
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Dual Shield
Dual Shield
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Rough Spots
Rough Spots
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Customer Specifications
Customer Specifications
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
ISO
ISO
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Plasma Torch
Plasma Torch
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Ensure Conformance
Ensure Conformance
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Welding Tools
Welding Tools
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Structural Forms
Structural Forms
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Blueprint Specifications
Blueprint Specifications
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Fanuc
Fanuc
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Combination Squares
Combination Squares
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Safety Guidelines
Safety Guidelines
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Band Saws
Band Saws
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Portable Grinders
Portable Grinders
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Different Types
Different Types
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Hand Files
Hand Files
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Shop Equipment
Shop Equipment
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
QC
QC
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Construction Projects
Construction Projects
0.2%
0.2%
49
49
I-Beams
I-Beams
0.2%
0.2%
50
50
Hand Shears
Hand Shears
0.2%
0.2%

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