Weld Out Inspector

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Ensure that work produced by welders meets specifications for quality and safety.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statement (s)

• Ensure compliance with safety and environment guidelines, policies, and regulations.

• Perform visual inspections on welded products in progress and completed jobs. 

• Inspect weld jobs for defects such as cracks, porosity, undercut etc.

• Record results of tests and welding inspections.

• Plans and conducts the analysis, inspection, test, and/or integration to assure the quality of assigned product or component.

• Reviews all welded products or components and provides input to the decision of whether to accept or reject the product.

• Documents data obtained during all quality assurance activities, consistent with company policies and procedures.

• Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities and provides recommended process improvements to management.

• Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards.

• Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications. 

• Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers. 

• Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required. 

• Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded. 

• Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status. 

• Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems. 

• Discard or reject products, materials, or equipment not meeting specifications. 

• Collect or select samples for testing or for use as models. 

• Write test or inspection reports describing results, recommendations, or needed repairs. 

• Compare colors, shapes, textures, or grades of products or materials with color charts, templates, or samples to verify conformance to standards. 

• Recommend necessary corrective actions, based on inspection results. 

• Analyze test data, making computations as necessary, to determine test results. 

• Clean, maintain, calibrate, or repair measuring instruments or test equipment, such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, or height gauges. 

• Read dials or meters to verify that equipment is functioning at specified levels. 

• Check arriving materials to ensure that they match purchase orders, submitting discrepancy reports as necessary. 

• Fabricate, install, position, or connect components, parts, finished products, or instruments for testing or operational purposes. 

• Inspect or test raw materials, parts, or products to determine compliance with environmental standards. 

• Compute defect percentages or averages, using formulas and calculators. 

• Stack or arrange tested products for further processing, shipping, or packaging. 

• Monitor production operations or equipment to ensure conformance to specifications, making necessary process or assembly adjustments. 

• Adjust, clean, or repair products or processing equipment to correct defects found during inspections. 

• Monitor machines that automatically measure, sort, or inspect products. 

• Compute usable amounts of items in shipments. 

• Interpret legal requirements, provide safety information, or recommend compliance procedures to contractors, craft workers, engineers, or property owners. 

• Disassemble defective parts or components, such as inaccurate or worn gauges or measuring instruments. 


Competency Statement(s)

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

• Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

• Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

• Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

• Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

• Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

• Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

• Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

• Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Education: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: 2-3 years related experience

Computer Skills: None specifically required

Certificates & Licenses: Certified Welding Inspector AWS-CWI/SCWI, SCWIP 3.1/3.2, ASNT VT Level II/III

Location: Lake Providence, LA
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