Welder

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Tecnico Corporation
Industries
O*Net Code
51-4122.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
5000
State
CA
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 5 total skills | 5000 total hours
Basic Terminology and Knowledge - 200 req. hrs
200 hrs
Welding Safety Practices, Tool Usage: Initial Welding Certifications - 1400 req. hrs
1200 hrs
Blueprint Reading, Tech Manuals, Specifications Materials. Weld Certifications. - 2600 req. hrs
1200 hrs
Welder Work Practices Various Techniques, Continued Welding Certifications - 4000 req. hrs
1400 hrs
Communications, Working & Coordinating with Other Trades - 5000 req. hrs
1000 hrs

Technical Instruction

Welding Safety
Covers safety equipment, protective clothing and procedures applicable to the cutting and welding of metals.
# | 2.5 hrs
Oxyfuel Cutting
Explains the safety requirements for oxyfuel cutting. Identifies oxyfuel cutting equipment and setup requirements. Explains how to light, adjust, and shut down oxyfuel equipment. Trainees will perform cutting techniques that include straight line, piercing, bevels, washing, and gouging.
# | 17.5 hrs
Plasma Arc Cutting
Explains plasma arc cutting equipment and safe work area preparation. Identifies correct amperage, gas pressures, and flow rates. Covers plasma-arc cutting methods for piercing, slotting, squaring, and beveling metals. Explains how to store equipment and clean the work area.
# | 7.5 hrs
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
Describes air carbon arc cutting equipment and processes. Identifies the electrodes and safe operation of the equipment. Provides step-by-step instructions for performing air carbon arc washing and gouging activities.
# | 12.5 hrs
Base Metal Preparation
Describes how to clean and prepare all types of base metals for cutting or welding. Identifies and explains joint design and base metal preparation for all welding tasks.
# | 12.5 hrs
Weld Quality
Identifies the codes that govern welding, including marine welds. Identifies and explains weld imperfections and causes. Describes non-destructive examination practices, visual inspection criteria, welder qualification tests, and the importance of quality workmanship
# | 10 hrs
SMAW: Equipment and Setup
Describes SMAW welding and welding safety. Explains how to connect welding current and setup arc welding equipment. Identifies and explains using tools for cleaning welds.
# | 5 hrs
Shielded Metal Arc Electrodes
Explains electrode characteristics and different types of filler metals. Describes the role of the American Welding Society (AWS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Explains proper storage and control of filler metals and identifies the use of codes.
# | 2.5 hrs
SMAW: Beads and Fillet Welds
Describes the preparation and setup of arc welding equipment and the process of striking an arc. Explains how to detect and correct arc blow. Describes how to make stringer, weave, overlapping beads, and fillet welds.
# | 120 hrs
Joint Fit-Up and Alignment
Identifies and explains job code specifications. Describes use of fit-up gauges and measuring devices to check fit-up and alignment and use of plate and pipe fit-up and alignment tools to properly prepare joists. Explains how to check for joint misalignment and poor fit.
# | 60 hrs
SMAW: Groove Welds with Backing
Explains groove welds and how to set up welding equipment for making groove welds. Describes how to make groove welds with backing. Provides procedures for making flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead groove welds.
# | 30 hrs
SMAW: Open V-Groove Welds
Explains open v-groove welds and how to set up welding equipment for making open v-groove welds. Provides procedures for making flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead open v-groove welds.
# | 80 hrs
Welding Symbols
Identifies and explains the different types of fillet weld, groove weld, and non- destructive examination symbols. Explains how to read welding symbols on drawings, specifications and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS).
# | 5 hrs
Reading Welding Detail Drawings
Identifies and explains welding detail drawings. Describes lines, fills, object views, and dimensioning on drawings. Explains how to use notes on drawings and the bill of materials. Explains how to sketch and draw basic welding drawings.
# | 10 hrs
Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metals
Explains physical characteristics, mechanical properties, composition, and classification of common ferrous and nonferrous metals. Identifies the various standard metal forms and structural shapes. Shows how to extract metal information from Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) sheets and Procedure Qualification Records (PQRs). Covers visual inspection, magnetic testing, and X-ray fluorescent spectrometry methods used to identify metals
# | 7.5 hrs
Preheating and Post Heating of Metal
Explains preheating, interpass temperature control, and post heating procedures that sometimes need to be done to preserve weldment strength, ductility, and weld quality. Covers the equipment used for heat treating metals.
# | 5 hrs
GMAW and FCAW: Equipment and Filler Metals
Describes general safety procedures for GMAW and FCAW. Identifies GMAW and FCAW equipment and explains the filler metals and shielding gases used to perform GMAW and FCAW. Explains how to set up and use GMAW and FCAW equipment and how to clean GMAW and FCAW welds.
# | 10 hrs
GMAW: Plate
Explains how to setup and use GMAW equipment and how to select and use different filler metals and shielding gases. Describes how to make multiple-pass fillet and V- groove welds on carbon steel plate in various positions.
# | 60 hrs
FCA: Plate
Explains how to setup and use FCAW equipment and how to select and use different filler metals and shielding gases. Describes how to make multiple-pass fillet and V- groove welds on carbon steel plate in various positions.
# | 60 hrs
GTAW: Equipment and Filler Metals
Explains GTAW safety. Identifies and explains the use of GTAW equipment, filler metals, and shielding gases. Covers the setup of GTAW equipment.
# | 10 hrs
GTAW: Plate
Describes how to build pad on carbons steel plate using GTAW and carbon steel filler metal. Also explains how to make multiple-pass GTAW fillet welds on carbon steel plate coupons in the 1F, 2F, 3F, and 4F positions, and how to make GTAW V-groove welds in the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions.
# | 60 hrs
SMAW: Open-Root Pipe Welds
Explains how to set up SMAW equipment for open-root V-groove welds, and explains how to prepare for and make open-root V-groove welds on carbon steel pipe. Provides procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with SMAW equipment on pipe in the 1G-ROTATED, 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.
# | 100 hrs
GMAW: Pipe
Explains how to set up GMAW equipment for open-root V-groove welds and explains how to prepare for and make open-root V-groove welds on carbon steel pipe. Provides procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with GMAW equipment on pipe in the 1G-ROTATED, 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.
# | 60 hrs
FCAW: Pipe
Explains how to set up FCAW equipment for open-root V-groove welds and explains how to prepare for and make open-root V-groove welds on carbon steel pipe. Provides procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with FCAW equipment on pipe in the 1G-ROTATED, 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.
# | 60 hrs
GTAW: Carbon Steel Pipe
Explains how to set up GTAW equipment for open-root V-groove welds and explains how to prepare for and make open-root V-groove welds on carbon steel pipe. Provides procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with GTAW equipment on pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.
# | 80 hrs
GTAW: Low Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe
Explains how to set up GTAW equipment for open-root V-groove welds on low-alloy and stainless steel pipe, and explains how to prepare for and make open-root V-groove welds on low-alloy and stainless steel pipe. Provides procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with GTAW equipment on low-alloy and stainless steel pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.
# | 70 hrs
SMAW: Stainless Steel Plate and Pipe Groove Welds
Explains stainless steel metallurgy; how to select SMAW electrodes for stainless steel welds; and how to weld different types of stainless steels. Covers safety issues associated with welding on stainless steels; how to prepare weld coupons; and how to set up SMAW equipment for welding stainless steel. Provides procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with SMAW equipment on stainless steel plate in the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions. Includes procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with SMAW equipment on stainless steel pipe in the 1G-ROTATED, 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.
# | 100 hrs
GMAW: Aluminum Plate
Covers the setup of GMAW equipment for welding aluminum plate. Explains aluminum metallurgy and the characteristics of aluminum welding; how to clean and prepare aluminum plate coupons for welding; and problems often encountered in aluminum welds. Explains GMAW techniques used in aluminum welding. Provides GMAW procedures on how to build weld pads on aluminum plate; how to make fillet welds on aluminum plate in the 1F, 2F, 3F, and 4F positions; and how to make V-groove welds on aluminum plate with backing in the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions.
# | 30 hrs
GTAW: Aluminum Plate
Covers the setup of GTAW equipment for welding aluminum plate. Explains how to clean and prepare aluminum plate coupons for welding, and how to select the aluminum filler metals and shielding gases used in the GTAW process. Explains GTAW techniques used in aluminum welding. Provides GTAW procedures on how to build weld pads on aluminum plate; how to make fillet welds on aluminum plate in the 1F, 2F, 3F, and 4F positions; and how to make V-groove welds on aluminum plate with backing in the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions.
# | 30 hrs
GTAW: Aluminum Pipe
Covers the setup of GTAW equipment for welding aluminum pipe. Explains how to clean and prepare aluminum pipe coupons for welding. Addresses GTAW techniques used to make V-groove and modified U-groove welds on aluminum pipe with and without backing. Provides GTAW procedures on how to make V-groove or modified U- groove welds on aluminum pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions.
# | 50 hrs