Teams accepted to compete:
Update to common Questions:
10 AM Thursday orientation Iron Workers Training center off the route 201
First group noon(12pm) to 4pm on Thursday. Second group 8am to noon (12pm) on Friday
Only supplied grinders disc to be used.
Only supplied abrasives disc to be used.
No battery powered tools except drill.
Drill bit sizes 11/32” & 5/16”
14ga 1”x2” tubing is acceptable - Bare Metal Finish this means the metal will be Pickled and Oiled
Suppliers that have stock - Reliance metals, Triple S steel, Boman & Kemp
Chop saw blade is 3/32”
2 page print. (Overview)
1 page essay you choose font/spacing. Use what you need to do the essay.
PURPOSE To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of welding fabrication.
PROJECTA-frame for tools
The Welding Fabrication competition for Utah Skills USA will be in person this year. The project will help better the National Skills USA and will be on display at all future Natl. welding fabrication competitions. Each team shall build the same project as set forth in the prints given on the day of competition. Being that this project will be seen and used by the Natl. contest extra scrutiny will be paid to fit and finish. As always welds need to be judged prior to grinding. The project drawing will be provided the day of the competition. However, teams shall submit a set of drawings of a project they would like to build in a future competition. Also, a single page essay shall be submitted to the welding fabrication committee (see requirements below). The teams shall cut materials to size per bill of materials. It must be in as-milled condition. Teams shall bring the parts cut to the size and labeled as specified in the bill of materials to orientation.
Team Project Outcomes:
Teams Deliverables: 75pts
SkillsUSA Committee Members:
ESSAY AND DRAWINGSThe team essay topic is: As a welder looking for employment, what are you looking for in an employer and why?
(1-page total per team)
Submit drawings: Each team shall prepare a drawing of a project they would like to build in a future welding fabrication competition. (Submit drawing in PDF format sized for 11” x 17” paper via email to Rex Hardman)
The drawings and essay shall be submitted via email by end of day March 11th, 2022. Essay and drawings shall be emailed to Rex Hardman at the above address. If delivery confirmation is not received, please re-submit your material. There is a limit of 20 teams total for this competition (due to space constraints). The drawings and essay will be graded and scored to determine the top 20 teams that will compete.
DRAWINGS (Print)Prints shall be emailed to the committee chair no later than end of day March 11th 2022. Be sure to put your school’s name in the subject line of the email. Please format drawings for 11”x 17” paper.
Make sure file is not too large to email. Send drawings as PDF if using Soildworks or AutoCAD.
Lunch will be provided for the contestants on their day of competition.
Note: You will need to bring your parts cut per bill of materials to orientation.
PURPOSETo evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of welding fabrication.
CLOTHING REQUIREMENTOfficial SkillsUSA khaki work shirt and pants, leather work boots/shoes, and safety glasses with side shields or goggles. (Prescription glasses can be used only if they are equipped with side shields. If not, they must be covered with goggles.) To purchase official work clothes, contact Midwest Trophy Manufacturing Co. Inc. by calling 1-800-324-5996 or order online at www.mtmrecognition.com/skillsusa/.
Note: Contestants must wear their official contest clothing and work boots/shoes to the contest orientation meeting. Leather boots/shoes must be worn during competition.
ELIGIBILITYContest is open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in programs with welding as the occupational objective. This is a team event. Each team shall be comprised of three student members from the same school and training program.
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS:1. Supplied by the technical committee:
· All necessary welding equipment/filler material (welding machines, plasma cutter, chop saw)
Filler Material- ER70S-6 (.030”) GMAW/ ER70S-2 (3/32”) GTAW
Welding Equipment to be determined and provided by Miller Electric Mfg. LLC.
Allowed and Supplied by contestants.
·Welper style pliers
. Hearing and/or ear protection
· Steel from Bill of Material (See attached)
· Safety glasses with side shields (Z87 approved)
· Welding and cutting gloves
· Welding helmet with appropriate filter plate/lens and protective cover plate/lens in a flip or slide front. Auto darkening shields are permissible.
· Spare spatter and filter lenses
· Welding helmet and/or oxyacetylene/plasma cutting goggles
· Pocket calculator
· Lead pencil and/or ballpoint pen
· Soap stone with holder
· Scribe with magnet
· Combination square set/framing square
· Fillet weld gauge
· Speed square/protractor (any device to find/measure angles)
· Tape measure
· Straight edge
· Vise grips
· C grips/clamps
· Channel locks
· Crescent wrench
· Protractor or angle finder
· Angle bevel
· Files- any size or shape
· 50’power cord (120 V Industrial power cord 12GA)
· 4 1/2” grinder with wheels (Grinding/flapper wheels allowed)
· Clear face shields (for grinding and buffing)
· Center punches
· Chipping hammer with or without wire brush
· Wire brushes
· Knee pads
Drill bit sizes 11/32” & 5/16”
SCOPE OF THE CONTESTIndustry standards define the scope of the contest. All drawings, welding symbols, and welding terms shall conform to the latest edition of the American Welding Society (AWS) standards.
The contest will include assessments of the practical knowledge of welding including safety, measurement, and blueprint reading. Other common fabrication operations will also be assessed, such as assembly sequence, cutting operations (saws/plasma cutting), drilling, grinding, material handling and other common preparation work prior to fabrication.
COMMITTEE IDENTIFIED ACADEMIC SKILLSThe technical committee has identified that the following academic skills are embedded in this contest.
• Use fractions to solve practical problems.
• Measure angles
• Construct three-dimensional models
• Use knowledge of principles of electricity and
Magnetism and Fusion.
CONTEST GUIDLINES 1. Contestants must correctly use the welding equipment during the contest. The contest chairperson and contest coordinator may stop a contestant at any section of the contest if they deem a contestant’s manner to be hazardous to either themselves or others. Such a violation shall disqualify the participant for that section of the contest. If the contestant is warned a second time, he or she will be disqualified as a contest participant.
2. While the contest is in progress, there shall be no communication between the contestants instructors, other teams, or anyone else, except as directed by a judge, contest coordinator, or contest chair. It is expected that team members will communicate to each other.
3. Time limits will be established on the contest (4 hours).
4. Welding and cutting operation instructions will be specified in drawings.
5. Welding equipment used in the contest may be obtained from a variety of manufacturers and may include transformers, rectifiers, and/or inverters.
6. Filler metals will be compatible with the metals being welded and will be detailed on the contest procedure sheet. Instructions to the contestants will define more specifically the filler metals that may be used.
7. Welds will be evaluated visually utilizing a rating system as established by the SkillsUSA Technical Committee. Nondestructive and/or destructive tests may be used to complete the project evaluation.
8. Final judging of the welded projects will be evaluated per the difficulty of the assigned task and by utilizing the following visual inspection criteria: dimensional accuracy including distortion and conformity to drawing requirements.