The position of Welder A reports directly to the Welding Supervisor and/or Project Manager for particular assigned project.
High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or, 5+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. This job requires the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and active experience in the following welding processes: SMAW, SAW, FCAW, and others. Maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. This job requires the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. This job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, pictorial or diagram form. Will be required to pass welder certification or performance tests to meet certification standards of governmental agencies or professional and technical associations. May be required to work while wearing respiratory protection, either air supplied or air purifying, depending upon atmospheric conditions and work location. May be required to work in confined spaces, above ground in excess of fifty feet, outdoors in direct sunlight and in seasonal temperature extremes. The ability to verbally communicate alarms or warnings clearly, concisely, loudly and quickly is essential. Must be able to clearly and quickly hear or otherwise sense alarms or warning and take appropriate action, maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, standing, kneeling or crouching – particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, slippery surfaces, going up or down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles or other objects using hands, arms, feet or legs. Must be able to move about on hands and feet, bending the body downward and forward bending leg and spine – working in a bent over position. Sensing physical attributes such as size, shape, temperature, texture or sharpness of an object by touching is required. Must possess foot agility and dexterity – operating pedals, foot controls, kick bars and other similar tasks that require foot or toe motion. Must be able to grasp, grip and/or apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm, holding an object in the hand. The ability to clearly and concisely perceive sounds, the ability to hear and understand detailed oral communication, the ability to hear warning signals and alarms given verbally and mechanically is essential. Must be able to lift, raise or lower objects in a vertical direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Must be able to move objects backwards, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Job will require pulling, exerting a steady backward, downward, upward or outward force against an object –jerking, plucking, wrenching, stretching, towing, drawing, dragging or tugging objects in a sustained motion. Reaching, extending the hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction. The ability to see, read and understand written communications; including directions, instructions and warning signs, to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision). Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist, using the lower extremities and back muscles and moving on foot, particularly for long distances. Must be able to pass all pre-employment physicals and testing.