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Job Description:

  • 1) Welds lead or lead alloy, using gas torch or arc welding equipment, to install and repair lead items according to oral instructions or dimensional data from blueprints: Installs or repairs equipment, such as lead pipes, valves, floors, and tank linings.

  • 2) Cuts lead sheets or pipe, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knife.

  • 3) Levels and scrapes edges or surfaces, using hand scraper, and positions parts for burning.

  • 4) Ignites torch and adjusts valves to obtain flame of specified size and color or adjusts arc welding equipment to obtain specified arc.

  • 5) Welds in flat, vertical, horizontal, or overhead positions.

  • 6) Melts lead bar or wire to add lead to joint.

  • 7) Bonds lead to steel or copper to produce homogeneous lead lining or cover, using flux.

  • 8) Places hand molding irons on heavy joints or corners to hold them in position.

  • 9) Heats forms and dresses lead pipes, elbows, and parts, using handtools, torch, or arc welding equipment.

  • 10) Places asbestos strip under joints to prevent heating of supporting surface.

  • 11) May pour molten lead into permanent or sand molds to cast parts.

  • 12) May melt scrap in kettle and cast or extrude melted scrap into bars or wire for reuse.

  • 13) Important variations include type of joint welded.




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DOT:   819.281-010

Job Number: 5803