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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7441

WELDER

SUMMARY :   Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled welding repair, maintenance and fabrication work.

 

TASKS :

·         Performs a variety of routine maintenance/repairs in order to maintain facility/equipment in operating condition, ensure safe work environment, and/or ensure service is not interrupted.

·         Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on a variety of mechanical/ hydraulic/motorized or stationary equipment including pumps, guardrails, lift stations, gates, and fences.

·         Estimates/determines materials, supplies, equipment, and time needed to complete assigned welding work orders/projects.

·         Troubleshoots a variety of mechanical/hydraulic/structural equipment/system problems.

·         Obtains materials, supplies, and equipment needed to complete assigned welding project/work order.

·         Interacts with the public and/or other staff in order to answer questions or identify their service needs.

·         Identifies general facility and other maintenance/repair needs.

·         Prepares work orders in order to document activities, track time/material costs, and identify location/nature of the maintenance/repair.

·         Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS – REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE : (Applicants are expected to possess the required Knowledges, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below prior to being hired for positions in this job title.)

·         Knowledge of established safety procedures for performing a variety of skilled welding, maintenance, and repair work.

·         Knowledge of types of materials appropriate for use in a variety of skilled construction, maintenance, and repair work.

·         Knowledge of metals and their characteristics including rod types, sizes and appropriate uses.

·         Knowledge of tools and equipment used for a variety of skilled welding tasks.

·         Knowledge of mechanical/hydraulic system troubleshooting procedures and techniques.

·         Knowledge of basic mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

·         Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance.  

·         Ability to read, understand, and follow technical codes, guidelines, instructions associated with completing a variety of skilled welding projects.

·         Ability to operate tools/equipment used in completing a variety of skilled maintenance projects involving welding.

·         Ability to estimate the amount of time needed to complete an assigned project.

·         Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division.  

·         Ability to learn to perform a variety of work activities associated with completing a variety of skilled welding/maintenance projects.

·         Ability to perform routine maintenance/repairs on tools/equipment used in completing a variety of welding/maintenance projects.

·         Ability to determine the type/amount of materials needed to complete the assigned project.

·         Ability to determine the tools/equipment needed to complete the assigned project.

·         Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

·         Ability to analyze problems and identify possible solutions.

·         Ability to troubleshoot a variety of structural/mechanical/hydraulic system problems.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS – NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE BUT EXPECTED TO BE DEVELOPED ON THE JOB:    (The following Knowledges, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below, although considered to be necessary in order to perform the work of this job title, are not required at time of hire.)

·         Knowledge of the Building Codes.

·         Knowledge of basic electrical circuit/load principles.

·         Knowledge of established customer service procedures and techniques.

·         Knowledge of safety procedures for storing/disposing of a variety of hazardous materials.

·         Knowledge of BrowardCounty purchasing procedures.

·         Ability to read, understand, and follow blueprints/schematics/shop drawings used for a variety of skilled maintenance projects involving welding.

·         Ability to explain work procedures to less experienced staff.

·         Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work activities.

·         Ability to conceptualize solutions to a variety of maintenance issues or problems, layout and fabricate needed parts or solutions.

·         Ability to climb a ladder, work at heights up to 40’ and work in confined spaces.

·         Ability to bend, stoop, twist, and reach to complete a variety of work assignments.

·         Ability to enter data into a computerized record system.

 

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE :    Graduation from high school;   one (1) year of full time welding repair and maintenance work;   or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Bargaining Unit:                                   Blue Collar                              

FLSA Status:                                       Non-Exempt    

Code of Ethics Certification:                No

Class Spec. Estab./Revised:              E 10/1976    R 06/2004


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