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Welder

F48

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving welding work in the construction, repair and maintenance of state equipment and facilities.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

•  Repairs, alters and/or fabricates a large variety of metal tools, equipment, machinery, furnishings, fixtures and structural components by the use of oxygen-acetylene, heli-arc and/or electoarc-welding equipment and techniques; sharpens and tempers tools.

•  Reads and interprets construction or welding blueprints and sketches; makes material and time estimates.

• Oversees or supervises the work of other maintenance welders, maintenance repair technicians, laborers, or others assigned to the welding shop.

•  Maintains records of shop activities; test drives or operates heavy equipment and light vehicles.

•  Performs field welding on structural grade steel.

Level Descriptors

The Welder job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the duties assigned, the expertise required to perform assigned work, and the responsibility assigned for providing supervision to others.

Level I: Code: F48A Salary Band: F

At this level employees are assigned responsibilities involving routine skilled welding work at the full performance level.  They will perform the most difficult work and may provide functional supervision to repair technicians, laborers, or others assigned as helpers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, tools and machines utilized in maintenance welding work; and of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.  Ability is required to read and interpret blueprints, shop drawings and sketches; to follow written instructions; and to guide the work of others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of experience in skilled welding work; or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience in the welding trade.

Level II: Code: F48B Salary Band: G

At this level employees are assigned responsibilities involving highly skilled maintenance and repair welding work, which may include operating machine tools such as milling machines and metal lathes in order to mend and fabricate replacement parts, and providing supervision to other skilled, semiskilled or unskilled personnel engaged in performing welding duties.  In this role, they will plan, organize and control the work being done within general guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus two additional years of qualifying experience.

Level III: Code: F48C Salary Band: I

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving field maintenance welding work on structural grade steel which may include the supervision of other maintenance welders.  Responsibilities may also include operating machine tools such as milling machines and metal lathes to mend and fabricate replacement parts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus ability is required to field weld on structural grade steel; and to read and interpret moderately complex blueprints, shop drawings and sketches.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of four years of experience in skilled welding work which included the welding of structural grades of steel; or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience in the welding trade with a maximum substitution for two years only of the required experienced.

NOTE:  Selected applicant will be required to take and pass a test to become a Code Welder.

Special Requirement

Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma Drivers license or commercial drivers license at time of

appointment in order to operate required equipment or vehicles or that selected applicants pass a drug test prior to

appointment.

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