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Job Specification



Under the direction of a Crew Supervisor, Mechanic or other supervisor 
in a state department, institution, or agency, performs electrical arc 
welding and acetylene welding and cutting; does related work as required.

Performs varied electric arc and oxyacetylene welding and 
cutting of steel plate, sheet metal, tubing, pipe, cast iron, 
aluminum, copper, brass, bronze and/or other metals used in 
the maintenance, repair, rebuilding and fabrication of equipment.

Butt welds, lap welds and welds inside and outside corners of plate 
or sheet in a vertical, horizontal or overhead position.

Fuses and brazes metal together; silver solders and soft solders 
various metals.

Cleans and prepares surfaces prior to welding and removes slag 
from the finished weld.

Properly uses materials and items of equipment such as regulators, 
bare and coated electrodes, filler rod, brass rod, cast iron and 
aluminum flux, torches, tips and safety equipment.

Performs oxyacetylene burning and carbon and steel electrode arc 
cutting of various types of metals.

Works from sketches, plans, and specifications in accordance with 
approved trade practices.

May weld cracked and broken parts of passenger vehicles, trucks, 
snow plows, concrete mixers, cranes, graders and other highway 
automotive maintenance and construction equipment which are 
made of cast iron, aluminum, brass or steel.

May cut and weld broken frames, mufflers, fenders, doors, bodies, 
tail gates, cracked motor blocks and other automotive parts.

May assemble, weld and cut new rotary dirt screens, renew paddles 
on mud jacks, repair and cut cast iron drain pipes and pipe racks.

May cut and weld traffic signs and posts or steel highway bridges, 
including the replacement of broken and/or weakened parts and the 
welding of stiffener angles and plates and steel forms for concrete.

Prepares reports of materials used, time spent, costs and work 

May weld and cut parts for varied types of farm, garden, laundry, 
kitchen, boiler plant, and engine room equipment and machinery.

May repair and weld wire fences and gates, fire escapes, steam 
lines for steam fitters, metal furniture, ash and coal handling 
equipment, or perform welding of a general maintenance nature.

May be required to undergo fire training classes.

May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic 
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the 
agency, office or related units.


Successful completion of a two (2) year training program in 
basic welding operations.


One (1) year of comprehensive experience in welding work involving 
the cutting, welding and repair of automotive machinery and/or 
maintenance equipment using oxyacetylene and arc welding and cutting.

NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required two (2) years 
of training may substitute additional experience as indicated 
above on a year for year basis.


Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee 
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Appointee will be required to possess a valid Commercial Driver's 
License (CDL) only if it is necessary to perform the essential 
duties of the position.

NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees 
possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with
the class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the 
Appointing Authority.


Knowledge of the procedures used in cutting and welding cast iron, 
aluminum, brass, silver solder and other metals used in automobiles, 
trucks, and other motor vehicles of the types which are commonly 
used by state departments.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in welding fire escapes, 
fences, gates, traffic signs, bridges and other stationary fixtures.

Knowledge of the characteristics of various metals and their 
melting points.

Knowledge of the techniques used in maintaining equipment at the 
highest level of efficiency.

Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions.

Ability to organize assigned welding work, analyze problems involved 
in the use of welding and develop effective work methods.

Ability to distinguish between various metals.

Ability to do varied types of welding under varying circumstances.

Ability to requisition, store, safeguard, record and properly use 
department welding equipment, materials and supplies.

Ability to work effectively with associates.

Ability to prepare factual records of work assigned, materials used, 
time spent and work completed.

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and information systems used by the 
agency, office or related units.

Ability to read, writes, speak, understand, or communicate 
in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. 
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible 
as long as they can perform the essential functions of 
the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their 
known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made 
because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

MER   07/27/2007