Welder D - Office of Track and Structures

Washington D.C.
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

Locaton: Various

Hours: Various

Days Off: Various


Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, and satisfactory completion of an acceptable training program in track repair or welding or a related field is required.

Considerable knowledge of an have performed satisfactorily the duties of a tracker repairer or welder or related field for a period of not less than two (2) years.

Medical Group:

Ability to complete satisfactorily the medical examination for this class.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks including frequent lifting of objects up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 100 pounds.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for safety identification.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is highly skilled technical maintenance welding work. An employee in this class is responsible for performing welding tasks on track and structures and various types of industrial building, support or automotive equipment, including the construction and/or modification of existing facilities and equipment. This work requires an understanding of maintenance procedures and practices, maintenance theory, the materials, parts, tools, test equipment and operating systems associated with WMATA track and structures repair.

Employees are assigned routine welding work in subways, on aerials, on ballasted track sections and/or in a repair facility. Employees are expected to gain familiarity with WMATA operating practices and safety rules. All important aspects of the work are subject to detailed and specific procedures which the employee follows closely. Employees receive instruction and close supervision on new assignments, while regular assignments are performed independently. Work is normally reviewed and verified upon completion to check progress and conformance to established policies and requirements by a TRST Supervisor or Leadman.

Performs complex structural and high pressure pipe welding in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions on various types of industrial building, support or automotive equipment including construction or modification of existing facility and equipment in accordance with WMATA Track Standards, schematics, layout diagrams and standard welding guidelines.

Performs preventive, scheduled, unscheduled, or corrective welding maintenance and repair work utilizing oxyacetylene, arc welding, boutet, manganese welding, cutting equipment, portable air welder, portable grinder, power handsaw, drill, etc. in accomplishing assignment.

Sets up and works from scaffolding, ladders and other high reach or specialized equipment as required in assigned work.

Completes required documentation and reports for the repair fabrication or modification work performed by using the proper forms.

Attends on-the-job and formal training classes; assists individuals in higher classifications in their assignments or provides job specific training to lower classifications.

Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies which require repairs to track, structures, or equipment involved in incidents, accidents, or derailments as well as snow removal emergencies.

Performs all tasks and assignments within the established safety practices and maintenance guidelines.

May operate Authority vehicles between work locations.

Works variable shifts, days and hours as required and as provided for under existing Union contract.

Performs all other related duties as required.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment.  It is not intended to replace the official job description.  Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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