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Old 29.01.2015, 14:52
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Re: Welding

you're the expert - i'm just a guy who customizes chromoly bike frames and other small projects sometimes

best of luck

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Do you mean oxy/acetylene? Its not used very often for welding - but is for brazing softer materials - copper, bronze, silver, etc.
Yes, oxy/acetylene! Gives me the heebie-jeebies! Those big tanks of compressed explosion material. Will make sure to keep him away from copper, bronze, silver ........ He`ll have to restrict himself to welding simple stuff.
I just have to find out what constitutes "simple stuff" and keep him focused.
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Old 29.01.2015, 15:03
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Yes, oxy/acetylene! Gives me the heebie-jeebies! Those big tanks of compressed explosion material. Will make sure to keep him away from copper, bronze, silver ........ He`ll have to restrict himself to welding simple stuff.
I just have to find out what constitutes "simple stuff" and keep him focused.
IMO, brazing is much simpler. But for small scale brazing (small areas to bring up to heat), your OH could likely get by with a turbo torch and a can of mapp gas. Depends on the materials, solder, etc.
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To be honest, I prefer tig welders for soldering and brazing. It's much cleaner and accurate.
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Re: Welding

Here are a few questions that might hopefully help someone come up with an idea or two for you.

How many contacts/applications have you made (over what time period).

What type of companies and industries? (important as you might be missing one or more industries where there are opportunities).

What geographical area have you looked in (within CH)? Are you open to other areas (how wide an area around where you live)? If so, where?

Are you getting to the point where you have an interview (or are you being rejected on the fact you do not have a Swiss paper)?

What is your level of oral and written German?

Are you getting to an interview but not able to communicate with HR or other?

Are you getting to the point where they have you do a practical test using one or more of the standard processes? Are you asking to do a practical test to prove your skill level?

A bit more detail from your side (with specifics) might help someone generate an idea or two for you.

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Re: Welding

You drag my dead corpse post out from its grave? You zombie my big metal-gluing fantasies from their dead dead dead reality-induced death, for what? Just to bitch about how no one in Switzerland wants to hire an underwater welder who can't speak German? Eh? Maybe you are trying to angle for the rich expat market, who need underwater welders for their submerged pyrotechnic ballets in their private lakes?

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You can't learn welding from books.
Karate neither which may explain why I still haven`t got my black belt

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@Canadian welder:
I know a guy who's recruiting specialists for shipyards. He's based in Poland, but operates all over Europe. If you want to i can contact you with him.
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Sure!
That would be appreciated!
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