Welder I

Expiring today

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$43,031.46 - $71,719.23 Annually
Posted
Apr 24, 2021
Closes
May 08, 2021
Ref
21-00362
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs a variety of routine skilled welding duties to include welding repairs, fabrications, and modifications on a variety of equipment and structures. Welds, cuts, solders, and brazes a variety of equipment and structures in the shop and at field sites. Operates acetylene and electrical welding equipment, band saws, sanders, hydraulic presses, pipe traders, and various hand tools to prepare work pieces. Heats, bends and straightens work pieces. Performs bead welding, tack welding, brazing, flame cutting, heat treating, plasma cutting, chipping or grinding off excess weld slag or spatter. Cleans chips and grinds cracks and joints in work pieces, using solvents, wire brush, chisel and portable grinders. Sets up and adjusts welding equipment. Drives a vehicle to and from work locations and keeps vehicle supplied with tools and materials. Drives commercial vehicles as necessary. Operates snow removal equipment. Exercises safety in dealing with equipment and hazardous welding by-products. Participates in safety trainings. Maintains stock inventory of welding supplies and materials. Keeps minor records, performs simple administrative tasks, and properly document inventory parts and supplies used daily. Performs other related duties as required. This position is designated as an Emergency Services Personnel and required to report during weather related and manmade disasters and emergencies.

Note: Solid Waste operates a 7 day per week operation with early and late shifts, to include alternate schedules. Overtime, weekend and holiday work is required. Position is designated as Essential Emergency Services Personnel" per PM 31. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions. The locations for these positions are 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton and 4816 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)
  • Working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, practices and tools used in the welding trade;
  • Working knowledge of local, state and national codes;
  • Working knowledge of occupational hazards, applicable safety practices and emergency response procedures;
  • Thorough knowledge of chemicals and their associated hazards, personal protective equipment required, safety precautions and emergency treatment;
  • Working Knowledge of acetylene and electrical welding equipment;
  • Ability to use the tools, equipment and materials pertinent to the trade;
  • Ability to plan and perform work of the trade at the full journeyman level;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, sketches, blueprints and manufacturers' manuals;
  • Ability to estimate time and material needs, determine when repair is not economically practical, and to perform routine clerical tasks and arithmetical computations;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade, supplemented by (1) completion of an acceptable apprentice-level training program with some successful experience in performing journeyman-level work, or (2) varied and responsible journeyman-level experience in the welding trade; or which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Commercial driver's license (CDL) Class "B".
  • DOT Medical Card.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driver's license check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Welder certificate and two years experience. Takes direction cooperatively, always working for the good of the whole. Has strong attendance habits. Realizes time is of the essence and does what it takes to stay ahead of the schedule' we seek a dedicated individual who will be responsible for the preventative maintenance. Effectively communicate in English both orally, in writing, and follow sketches and blueprints.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Strength and dexterity to perform all required tasks including lifting, bending, standing, stooping, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Climbs up and down ladders and stairs. Climb in and out of equipment. Traverses various types of terrain. Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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