|Performs skilled welding and metal work. An employee in this class of work is responsible for performing a variety of welding and metal-working tasks involving fabrication, alteration, reconditioning, repair and/or maintenance of metallic parts and equipment. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical supervisor and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through observation and inspection of results obtained.|
|Designs and lays out welding and metal-working tasks to be performed; reads, interprets and works from blueprints, diagrams, and schematics.
Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair products, pipes, machine parts, motors, generators, and other various equipment.
Prepares pipe joints using auto and hand ox-fuel equipment to perform square cuts and bevel cuts.
Welds pipe joints flat, horizontal, vertical, inclined, uphill, and downhill with and without back up rings and root passes.
Operates electric and/or acetylene welding equipment to heat, braze, cut, resurface and fit a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Repairs, rebuilds, fabricates, alters and/or maintains trailer hitches, bumpers, chain link fences, vehicle bodies, and other types of metallic equipment, parts and materials.
Operates power hydraulic presses, saws, grinders, cutters, threaders, and other related metal-working tools.
May operate and train others to operate 45 ton crane (Fleet Management).
Performs minor maintenance and repairs on welding and metal-working equipment.
Operates plasma cutter.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Advanced knowledge of standard methods, procedures, practices, tools and equipment used in metal-welding and fabricating work.
Advanced knowledge of techniques employed in heating, cutting, brazing and resurfacing ferrous and nonferrous metals.
Advanced knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
Advanced knowledge of the properties of various metals.
Some positions may require skill in the operation of 45 ton crane.
Some positions require skill in the operation of a variety of City vehicles and equipment to move and/or repair.
Advanced skill in the operation of MIG/TIG welders.
Advanced skill in use and care of welding and metal-working tools and equipment.
Advanced skill in the fabrication of steel pieces using electric welder, oxy/acetylene torch, drill press, hand tools and grinder.
Advanced skill in the fabrication, repair, reconditioning and alteration of vehicles, equipment and machine parts which involves standing, walking, lifting of 50 + lbs., bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pulling, and climbing ladders.
Advanced skill in repairing refuse containers which involves standing, walking, lifting of 20 + lbs., bending, pushing, pulling and reaching.
Working knowledge of plastic welds for chlorine lines, chemical tanks in wastewater area.
Ability to pass performance tests and/or standardized tests to meet certification requirements of a specific assignment.
Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, diagrams and schematics.
Ability to work around explosive tanks, sparks, chemicals, noise, noxious fumes and insects; may also work in confined areas, heights and in extreme weather.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to inspect refuse containers to ensure that they are properly repaired, cleaned and painted which involves climbing, detailed inspection and writing.
Ability to act as lead welder on projects and assignments.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to speak, hear and understand and follow oral and written instructions.
|This is not a carreer path progression position.
High school graduate with six (6) years advanced welding experience required; some supervisory experience deisred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Certification by American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Welding Society, Mid-Florida Technical School or qualified private welding school required.
Florida Class "D" License required prior to employment. Must have home phone. Positions in Fleet Management require Florida Class "B" with Air Brakes Commerical Driver's License. Some positions may be required to pass an annual respirator physical; no facial hair allowed between the face and sealing surface of the respirator face plate.
Positions in Wastewater require certification to work in confined space entry and training/certification in use of respirators.
Formal or On-the-Job-Training required as follows:
Welder Helper (300 hours)
Shielded Metal Arc (300 hours)
Advanced Gas Metal Arc (300 hours)
Gas Tungston Arc (300 hours)
Pipe Welder (300 hours)
Welding in all positions on/of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, assorted alloys (ferrous and non-ferrous metals), low & high pressure pipe.
REVISION: 6/12/07-CF-Respirator physical language added per Dept. request.