This is work at the journeyman level in the use of acetylene and
electric welding equipment.
Work involves responsibility for the application of trade skills
to a wide variety of welding, brazing, and metal cutting jobs on
ferrous and nonferrous metals. The employee of this class
exercises independent judgment as to methods used. Work
assignments are received from a superior, orally and in writing.
Work may be checked while in progress as swell as upon
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Preheats and cleans metals; lays out, cuts, and fits materials
for welding; selects proper welding heat and proper type and
size of electrodes for correct penetration and strength of
Does cutting and welding on such machinery and equipment as
truck and automobile bodies, piping, pump and engine parts,
trailer parts, heavy construction equipment and parts, and
similar machinery and apparatus.
Does flat, vertical, and horizontal welding; brazes, solders,
and coats nonferrous metals; inspects, brushes, and grinds
Drives truck and tows portable welder and acetylene
burning-welding equipment to outside construction jobs.
Cuts down boilers and ties on to steam lines; repairs and
installs pumps; repairs and installs dishwashers and garbage
Does blacksmithing, such as manufacturing eye bolts, braces,
angle brackets, and similar items; adds metal to tools and
Maintains and makes minor repairs to welding equipment.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and
experience as a journeyman welder; or any equivalent combination
of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods,
tools, and materials of the welders trade.
Considerable knowledge of the properties of ferrous and
nonferrous metals encountered in welding work.
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the trade.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
and to read and work from simple sketches, diagrams, and broken
Skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment common to
the welding trade.