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Desert_Faux #1 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 15:37

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I hand weld 8-12 hours a day car frames at a well sized factory. I hand repair welds that the robots sometimes mess up... Today one of the guys in my cell found that some moron welded the ring on his weld gun that is used to hang up our wands so we can get out of the cell and the robot picks up the car frame.

 

Someone welded on the welding wand... Damaged it pretty good. It was someone on one of the other shifts that did it.

 

Just when I thought some of my coworkers couldn't be any more dumb they feel like they gotta prove themselves to being king Idiot. 

 



Devildog8 #2 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 15:42

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Cant fix stupid

Benjeeh_CA #3 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 15:43

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I'm taking my welding foundations course  right now and honestly with some of the people in my class this doesn't surprise me

Coffee_ #4 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 16:03

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Looks like they tried to weld copper to steel... So plus 2 on the moron scale for who ever did this.

I have been doing TIG welding as one of many secondary skills for 40 years.. My primary skill is a Machinist.



Tod_kommt #5 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 16:20

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natural selection, nature weeding out the weak one's

Knagar #6 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 16:22

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I spend all day every day tig and stick welding, not sure this would even make the top 10 of stupid crapI see on a daily basis.

heavymetal1967 #7 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 17:29

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Remember folks these are SOME of the folks doing factory welding on vehicles.

 

 



TheGrizzlay #8 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 17:34

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I don't weld, but I do work in a factory as a production operator.

 

Different job, but I see stupid co-workers do stupid things all the time. Nothing surprises me anymore.



ChaosKampf #9 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 17:47

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View PostDesert_Faux, on Jan 12 2018 - 08:37, said:

Someone welded on the welding wand.

 

Never heard it called that, but I guess that's one of the differences between Factory-lingo, and Construction-lingo. To Construction workers (around here anyway), the business end is called the "Stinger", regardless of whether it's TIG, Stick, or MIG.

 

I spent about 25yrs welding, the last 13 of which as a TIG welder specializing in Stainless fabrication in Restaurants, Food Plants, and Hospitals. I am a Retired Union Sheet Metal Worker, and in that Trade if you get good at one of the specialties like Food Grade TIG welding, that's all they want to let you do from then on. By the time I finally got sick of doing nothing but weld, and threatened to quit, I didn't care if I never held a Stinger again for the rest of my life. Still don't, for that matter...



ChaosKampf #10 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 17:59

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Holding AWS "Certs" isn't so great as many Welders think either, mainly because there is no "Blanket" certification. In the Construction world, there are different AWS certifications, not only for MIG, TIG, Stick, but also for exactly what you are actually welding on.

 

I had to have separate certs for DOM SS tubing (TIG), carbon steel sheet metal up to 10g (MIG), and SS sheet metal up to 10g, which required two different certs, one for MIG and one for TIG. On top of that, you also have to maintain them, being re-tested at least once per year for each different certification. Certain factories (one of which has a big "3" in it's name) even want you to re-cert before starting on certain specialist jobs for them, even if you had just done your annual re-cert two or three months earlier.

 

Edit: It is however, a very good way to make yourself more important, and much less "disposable" to the company you work for.


Edited by ChaosKampf, Jan 12 2018 - 18:04.


Nunya_000 #11 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 18:07

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View PostDesert_Faux, on Jan 12 2018 - 06:37, said:

Someone welded on the welding wand... 

 

 

View PostChaosKampf, on Jan 12 2018 - 08:47, said:

 

Never heard it called that, but I guess that's one of the differences between Factory-lingo, and Construction-lingo. To Construction workers (around here anyway), the business end is called the "Stinger", regardless of whether it's TIG, Stick, or MIG.

 

That is because new welders are from the "Harry Potter" generation.  :trollface:

 

 



Desert_Faux #12 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 19:33

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View PostChaosKampf, on Jan 12 2018 - 16:47, said:

 

Never heard it called that, but I guess that's one of the differences between Factory-lingo, and Construction-lingo. To Construction workers (around here anyway), the business end is called the "Stinger", regardless of whether it's TIG, Stick, or MIG.

 

I spent about 25yrs welding, the last 13 of which as a TIG welder specializing in Stainless fabrication in Restaurants, Food Plants, and Hospitals. I am a Retired Union Sheet Metal Worker, and in that Trade if you get good at one of the specialties like Food Grade TIG welding, that's all they want to let you do from then on. By the time I finally got sick of doing nothing but weld, and threatened to quit, I didn't care if I never held a Stinger again for the rest of my life. Still don't, for that matter...

 

 

I am union and we don't really do a lot of heavy welding. we do light welding by hand. I myself don't have to touch up a lot of welds, but some of the welds I am assigned aren't part of my processes but they personally ask me to do so because the area's that are supposed to repair a couple reoccurring bad welds has a habit of not giving a crap and not doing their job. 

 

It's also commonly called a Welding Gun in the factory too... but given some of the winners I work with I have a hard time calling it a Gun myself, cause I wouldn't be surprised one or two eventually went crazy and brought one to work. 

 

I am not certified, but I did have to go to a class and pass a test with certain qualifications on the quality of weld I produce set by FORD standards. To get hired on full time Ford (our major customer) requires us pass a weld test and create a certain quality weld. 

 

Once you pass the class though most people don't weld at all and just feed parts into machines and palm out. I being easily bored could NOT deal with loading 6 parts, sitting down for 2-3 minutes and then loading parts again so I took something where I have to walk and move around and it is NEVER the same thing or same movements. True usually same few welds I have to repair but there is always the element of something new being possible.



Desert_Faux #13 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 19:38

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View PostKnagar, on Jan 12 2018 - 15:22, said:

I spend all day every day tig and stick welding, not sure this would even make the top 10 of stupid crapI see on a daily basis.

 

Used to in the past people would stick the nozzle honey on certain area of the frames where someone would have to weld. Stick enough Nozzel Gel to a area that needs to be welded produces a pretty nice fire ball.  I've never tried it, as I am one of the last people to check the frames before they go into Ecoat (Electric Coating). 

 

Worst I ever seen what the frame was flipped in my cell and I go to check my designated welds... only to find some idiot on the line somewhere put chewing gum on what was at one time the underside of the frame... :/



Lethalhavoc #14 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 19:59

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Edited by Lethalhavoc, Jan 12 2018 - 20:03.





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