This class is designed to advance the student's skills in the Shielded Metal Arc (Stick) process. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to prepare material and perform welding of fillet and groove welds in carbon steel using E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions. Practice is geared towards Structural Welding Code vertical and overhead tests. Upon successful completion of the course, student will receive an Earlbeck Certificate of Completion. A certification test will also be administered within this course. Passing the certification tests provides an all position limited thickness AWS D1.1 welder certification.
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Upon completion, the student should be able to:
Perform Safety inspection of equipment and accessories
Set-up and prepare material for welding
Adjust machine to desired polarity and amperage setting
Make fillet welds in all positions on carbon steel material
Make groove welds in all position carbon steel material
Perform AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code-Steel welder certification test coupons in 3G & 4G positions on 3/8" plate
Fundamentals of Welding
Each student must outfit themselves in work boots, jeans or heavy work pants and long sleeve flame retardant shirt. They must also bring safety glasses and their own welding gear. (Helmet, gloves, jacket, chipping hammer, wire brush and pliers)