Machine Operator II - Redline Fab

This job is no longer active. View similar jobs.

POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 2/15/2017

Tyco Fire and Security Marinette, WI

Marinette, WI
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 117,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


The Fabricator 2, welding, works under the direction of the Fabrication Supervisor. Production welds by operating a seam welder, planisher, spud, collar, bottom welders and heli-arc welder. Prepares shells for welding by using a shear to cut steel to the correct size and rolling it to obtain proper overlap. Prepares welding machines by utilizing of blueprints to assure proper locations of specifications and sets up machines to attain proper torque values in accordance with specifications. Prepares cartridge-welding machine to insure proper weld of closures. Also welds collars and bottoms of Red Line #5.


Comply with the following health and safety duties as a condition of employment:

Comply with safety rules

Attend and Participate in Safety Training

Participate actively in the safety process

Report all accidents and injuries immediately

Submit suggestions to improve safety

Know their duties in case of emergency

Be a coach to others who are acting unsafely


Comply with the following environmental duties as a condition of employment:

Attend and participate in all hazardous and non-hazardous waste trainings.

Ability to recognize chemical hazardous labels.

Spill management and clean-up.

Capability to follow satellite accumulation rules and requirements.

Proficiency to recognize hazardous wastes in your area and manage properly.



Must read prints and use small hand tools whenever needed to perform duties. Work is performed mostly from a standing position, but must be able to work while bending and in uncomfortable positions. Requires working with light to heavy materials.


1. Operates projection tube and collar welder to weld components such as carrying handle lugs, confiners, hanger attachments, collars, and bottoms to extinguisher shells. Sets up SY welders by sight-setting of torch and wire projections, adjusting gas, wire feed speeds, amperages and voltages, setting welding overlap for various size Red Line and SY Shells. Using hand tools attaches fixtures to each machine during size changeovers.

2. Using a shear cuts sheet steel to proper size for fabricating 10, 20 and 30 pound shells. Rolls cut steel into tubular shapes, insuring proper overlap. Adjusts both shear and roller when size of shell changes and steel varies uniformity.

3. Operates a seam welder and planisher to fabricate 10, 20 and 30 pound shells. Using hand tools sets up both machines when shell requirement change, by removal of the mandrel, adjusting arms, adjusting stops, etc. Utilizes expander to test and check seam weld.

4. Operates welders to weld red Line, 101 and JOY shell spuds and bottoms. Using hand tools sets up spud, collar and bottom welders when shell size requirements change. Adjusts welding head angles, wire feed, weld speeds, voltages and amperages and gases as necessary for welding of JOY and Red Line shells.

5. Hydrostatically tests extinguishers by plugging shell openings and filling each shell with water and pressurizing to specifications and time. Visually check each shell for leaks and identifies then by marking the location of leak.

6. Placing metal components into fixtures and using wire feed welder, welds a variety of 10, 20 and 30 pound brackets. Adjusts welder, voltage, wire feed, etc, as conditions vary, using MIG welder.

7. Using arc wire feed and heli-arc welders, repairs rejected extinguishers. Salvage operations include silver soldering, annealing and brazing. Repairs fixtures, jigs, metal conditioning baskets. Builds up spinning blocks. Occasionally is called to help Maintenance with welding requirements as well as the Tool Room. Uses grinding wheels wire brushes and belt grinders and sanders to smooth welded surfaces.

8. Sets up cartridge welder by adjusting automatic feeder to cartridge size, sets gas and positions welding torch and wire to insure proper weld. Also adjusts automatic shut-off to insure proper overlap and torch angle. Operates cartridge welder by visually inspecting cartridge and closure before fitting and feeding into automatic loader.