Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

TITLE: Welder

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Perform skilled welding and metal fabricating work involving the shaping, fabrication and repair of various
types of equipment and systems for various projects. Perform duties in collaboration with supervisor and
other trades areas as required in order to maintain District facilities and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Five (5) years of journey level welding experience
3. State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
4. Valid Arizona Driver’s License with clean driving record

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the
following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not
a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Construct or make welding repairs to metal equipment such as fences, handrails, gates, latches,
metal door and window frames, locks, and playground equipment.
- Weld automobiles, trucks, and trailers.
- Perform miscellaneous welding work as required.
- Fabricate metal parts and equipment such as covers, gages, guards, racks, benches, and boxes to
protect valves, controls, and lights from vandalism.
- Use various welding equipment, cutting torch, cutoff saw, drill press, grinders, shaping tools, and a
variety of welding equipment and hand tools
- Work from blueprints, sketches and oral directions.
- Prepare and estimate labor and material requirements and maintain a small inventory of supplies
and materials.
- Operate District vehicle to travel to job sites.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

- Knowledge of tools, equipment and procedures used in MIG, ARC, TIG, Plasma ARC and gas
welding
- Knowledge of properties of various metals
- Knowledge of applicable safety practices and equipment
- Skill in the use of MIG welding, ARC welding, TIG, and Plasma ARC and gas welding equipment
and other standard tools and equipment
- Skill in both verbal and written communication
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
- Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to the trade

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Dangerous machinery and hazardous chemicals
Exposure to extreme weather conditions Restricted movement, dirty environment, intense noise
Work hours may include nights and weekends

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Bends, stoops, reaches
Lifts up to 80 pounds of materials
Climbs to various heights and works in confined spaces
Drives District vehicle

CATEGORY: Classified

WORK YEAR: 12 months

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Facilities Management For Learners

GRADE: 52

REPORTS TO: Facilities Management Department Manager or Facilities Management Supervisor

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: March 2000

REVISED: June 2020

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