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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 630F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor
Salary Range: 48G
Abolished Effective: 08-14-2009


Lead and work with welders in maintenance and new work involving welding skills.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by the responsibility to assign and lead work at a project or job location, to instruct other qualified welders and to correct and specify methods.

Typical Work

Perform all duties of a welder;

Lead assigned personnel in the performance of work;

Assure adherence to safety rules, regulations, and precautions by assigned personnel;

Develop preliminary cost estimates for installation and repair;

Develop methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: characteristics of ferrous and non ferrous metals under welding conditions; principles and operation of oxyacetylene and arc welding equipment; fluxes and hardening agents; fundamentals of heat treatment; standards for welding high pressure boilers, steam lines, and other potentially hazardous equipment; basic computer skills.

Ability to: read and work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; u6e oxyacetylene and arc equipment in all welding positions; estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

One year, full-time experience as a journey welder-fabricator or equivalent trade skill.  Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal  requirements, such  as  a license/certification/registration.

Some positions require a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class.  Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class.  Revises class code (formerly 5481); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

Abolished:  Adopted 08/13/2009, Effective 08/14/2009