Welder Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Designs, fabricates, joins, and repairs equipment, fixtures, and
structures by using various welding techniques. Welders are called
upon to lift and carry heavy objects, and work under conditions of
restricted movement, a dirty environment, air contamination, intense
noise, and hazardous materials.
a journey level job classification. It is distinguished from the
Welder Lead classification, which is comprised of certified welders
with a broader base of welding expertise who are proficient in the
design, fabrication, joining, and/or repair of space age metals,
scientific, and research components.
Examples of Duties:
- Designs, fabricates, joins, and/or repairs equipment,
fixtures and various types of metal objects and structures using
oxygen-acetylene, electric arc, MIG and TIG welding techniques.
- Operates drill presses, power saws, grinders, metal lathes
and a variety of welding equipment and hand tools.
- Analyzes plans, drawings, work samples, specifications, and
work orders to determine work requirements and sequence of
- Estimates material and labor.
- Recommends supplies and materials to be ordered.
- May operate various snow removal equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of applicable codes.
- Knowledge of welding techniques, (oxygen-acetylene, electric
arc, and TIG), tools and equipment.
- Skills in the fabrication, joining and repair of a variety
of metal objects, equipment, fixtures and structures.
years of welding experience; OR, Completion of an accredited four
year welder's training program; OR, Completion of an accredited two
year welder's training program and two years of welding experience;
OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from
which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license is required
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