Duration: 4 years
To be delivered in September 2023.
Location: CATCH Stallingborough
Pipe Welder – Level 3- 48 months
- 10 months at CATCH full time, 38 months in company
- 3 days a week practical workshop
- NVQ included
Knowledge and Skills:
- The mechanical properties (strength, ductility, toughness, etc.), physical properties (dimensions, weight, corrosion susceptibility, contamination) of commonly welded materials.
- Pipe and tube weld joint types
- The welding positions and progression directions associated with welding pipe
- Welding controls to establish and maintain the key primary parameters associated with the welding process
- The major components of welding equipment, ancillary equipment, cabling and their assembly, including Power Source, Wire Feed System, TIG & PAW Arc Initiation Systems, interconnecting communications cables, torches, tongs, gas equipment etc.
- Welding Procedure Specification requirements, content and information derived to establish specific production information
- Welder Approval Certificates content and definitions to determine scope of coverage
- Identification and the causes of typical welding defects and how their occurrence can be reduced.
- Different types and functions of welding consumables and the requirement for correct identification, storage, conditioning, handling and recycling or disposal.
- Welding quality documentation, organisational reporting systems, procedures and their role within the overall quality process
- Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
- Obtain, check and use appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
- Obtain, position and assemble welding equipment and associated safety protection needed for each activity
- Prepare, check and protect materials and work areas ready for welding
- Produce pipe welds in 3 main joint configurations from Single Sided Butt, Socket, Flange and Set-on Branch.
- Produce pipe welds in by continually adjusting the orientation of the welder, welding torch, and welding consumable filler, including restricted access conditions
- Produce pipe welds in restricted access conditions by welding with both left and right hand
- Takes responsibility for decision-making, without autonomy and within the guidelines of the work instruction, for their workplace, the application of welding processes, and for their productivity
- Enquires and seeks guidance, to understand the processes and associated industrial applications.
- Committed to maintaining competence through Continuing Professional Development planning, preparation, and reflection to ensure safety, quality and production and ensuring Continuing Professional Development goals are achieved.
- Intervene and challenge poor practice and have confidence to channel feedback to the appropriate authorities to implement change.
- Consistently and reliably deliver expectations in safety, production, quality, ethics, and self-development
- Encourages and supports the development of others and completes point of work risk assessments.