Welding Maintenance Basics, Safety and Repair Techniques

2 Day Class

When: Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 14, 2019



$150 per person.

Please see "Registration Notes" below regarding refunds.


Anthony Stampe


West Jordan

Public Works Department
7960 S. 4000 W.
West Jordan, UT 84088

No spots available

Course Description

This course will discuss and show techniques for:

Shielded Metal Arc Welding or "Stick"

Principles, process variables-polarity, work angle, travel angle, arc length, travel speed, Equipment setup, striking an arc, advantages, limitations, troubleshooting, Electrode classifications

Gas and Tungsten Arc Welding or "Tig"

Background, advantages & disadvantages, Polarity, AC balance & AC frequency, Techniques & shielding gasses used,Torch amptrols vs. foot pedal, Welding an aluminum lap joint

Flux Core Arc Welding "FCAW"

Equipment used, polarity, flux agents, Self-shielded vs. gas shielded flux core, Process variables, differing techniques, Advantages & limitations of each

Gas Metal Arc Welding "MIG"

Equipment setup, gasses, wire feed speed, Process variables, CTWD, troubleshooting, Modes of metal transfer, advantages, limits, Electrode classifications

Practical Metallurgy 1

Covers terminology used in the welding & metal forming industry, including: mechanical properties (description & testing), numbering & naming conventions, metals identification, spark test (lab), heat treatments used by welders-Includes 24 page reference manual for each participant. Beneficial for: supervisors, welders, machinists, technicians,
auto & diesel mechanics

Distortion Fundamentals & Control Techniques

The types & causes of weld distortion, factors to
consider & shrinkage control, 2 videos (21 minutes, total), distortion fundamentals, keeping it square, optional lab: table leg exercise (30-45 min.)

Welding Safety

Discussion of basic electricity, arc welding safety, warning labels, Safety Data Sheets, 4 videos (35 minutes, total) covering-Electric Shock - PPE, Fumes & Gasses, Fire & Explosions

Oxy-Fuel Safety

Covers proper torch operation & cylinder safety, including: Proper start-up & shut down procedures, Differences between acetylene & alternate fuel cylinders & equipment, Avoiding hazards when cutting & heating, Features Victor Technologies videos, cross-sectional, models of equipment, checklists, safety quiz

Registration Notes

Because this is a specialized course, payment will be required in advance and there will be no refunds after the registration deadline if someone is not able to attend, which will be 1 month before the course. ***Note we do have the capability of changing the name on a registration, if for some reason the original person registered is not able to attend and you want to substitute another person from your agency. Please notify us of any changes. 

NOTE:  Registrations for unaffiliated, private individuals, are not finalized until payment has been received.

Road Scholar

This course fulfills an elective requirement for the Road Scholar program.