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Job Specification



 Under direction, performs various tasks in electric arc and
 oxyacetylene  welding and cutting; maintains, repairs,  rebuilds,
 and  fabricates  metal equipment and tools; may prepare  or  work
 from  sketches, plans, and specifications in accord with approved
 trade   practices;  takes  the  lead  over  and  gives   suitable
 assignments  to  those assigned as helpers;  does  other  related
 duties as required.

 NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are
 for illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this title may
 not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely, all 
 duties performed on the job may not be listed.


 Operates various electric resistance welding machines  such
 as  spot,  seam,  and flash, or uses a manual gas  torch  welding
 process such as oxyacetylene to join a variety of different kinds
 of parts or components.

 Determines the welding techniques and machine settings to be
 used;  assembles  and  sets up the parts to be  welded  following
 guides such as resistance welding control charts, specifications,
 accepted  shop  practices, and oral or written instructions  from
 the supervisor to make the required welds.

 Welds  metal  parts and structures that may vary  in  size, shape,
 and thickness, and welds dissimilar metals such as copper
 to steel to weld all types of commonly used metals and alloys.

 Controls the metals and determines the welding technique to
 use for preventing distortion, burning of the metals or other
 defects when welding in hard to reach places that must meet close
 tolerance, strength, and other requirements to ensure evenness of
 fit and smoothness of contour.

 Welds materials in various positions such as flat, horizontal, vertical, 
 and overhead to perform the required welds.

 Devises special jigs and fixtures to hold parts to be welded
 by using  techniques such as preheating, heat sinks, and stress
 relieving  to maintain specified dimensions to prevent distortion
 or burning of the parts being welded.

 Controls the torch or arc and the positioning and feeding of
 the welding rod or electrode when welding manually to prevent
 burning of base metals, complete fusing of base filler metals,
 and to obtain the desired penetration and weld head dimensions.

 Obtains, stores, records, safeguards, and properly uses
 equipment, materials, and supplies when performing work.

 May prepare itemized work orders of work performed and 
 materials used in accord with established policy and procedures.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and computerized 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 varied experience in welding which shall have included 
 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 this position.


 Knowledge of welding and related trade procedures such
 as  brazing, soldering, flame and arc cutting, surface hardening,
 annealing, and metal spraying.

 Knowledge of electric, gas, and other welding processing, repairing,
 modifying, rebuilding, and assembling various types of metal and 
 alloy parts, equipment, systems, and structures.

 Knowledge of the characteristics of various metals, and how they 
 react to different welding processes and techniques.

 Ability to read, interpret, and complete assignments from layouts 
 and diagrams.

 Ability to obtain, store, record, safeguard, and properly use equipment, 
 materials, and supplies.

 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, write, 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 essential functions of the job with or without
 reasonable accommodation.  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
04305LC N/A12-

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

MER   05/11/2010