Welding Foreman Duties
Performs skilled supervisory work in directing the work of
subordinate craftsmen involved in the following: welding; pipe
insulation; steam system operation installation; maintenance and
repair; pump maintenance and repair and metal machining.
This individual is responsible for assigning tasks among
subordinates and personally participating in the more difficult
tasks. Work assignments are received in the form of
instructions, sometimes accompanied by drawings or broken parts.
An employee of this class has full responsibility for deciding
work methods and other technical matters. Prepares cost
estimates and estimates of labor and material. Work is performed
under general direction of an administrative superior and is
reviewed during and at the completion of projects.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, assigns, schedules, and supervises the work of skilled
and trades helper subordinates on pump repairs, machinework,
welding, cutting, brazing, steam fitting, and pipe insulation
repair and installation projects.
Supervises the installation, repair, and maintenance of the
university steam distribution lines.
Lays out and supervises the cutting and fitting of material in
preparation for welding.
Maintains and makes repairs to welding equipment.
Prepares cost estimates of labor and material; orders supplies,
material, and equipment.
Prepares routine work and time reports and maintains standard
Recruits and trains subordinate personnel; establishes safety
and work performance standards.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; 5 years of related experience
including supervisory or lead experience and considerable
experience as a journeyman welder or any equivalent combination
of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the standard tools, equipment, materials,
methods, and practices of the trades commensurate to assigned
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the welding, steam fitting, and insulation
Considerable knowledge of the properties of ferrous and
non-ferrous metals encountered in welding tasks.
Ability to supervise the work of subordinate journeymen and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with personnel of other departments.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
and to work from sketches, diagrams, blue prints, and broken
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in
Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used on work