CLASSIFICATION: WELDER MECHANIC I
Class Code: 9873-15 Date Established: 11-30-92
Occupational Code: 5-2-7 Date of Last Revision: 02-18-10
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform journeyman level welding, mechanic fabrication or repair work on fleet equipment and other specialized equipment.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Lays out, cuts and straightens material for welding, pre-heats and cleans metal, repairs cracked engine blocks, transmission cases, differentials and metal body damage.
· Performs general welding of highway construction/maintenance equipment/machinery and straightens truck bodies and snow plow equipment.
· Fabricates and installs plow mount components.
· Brazes non-ferrous metals, inspects, brushes and grinds welds, operating automatic cutting and welding equipment as required.
· Lays out, bends and fabricates steel from plans using standard shop equipment such as drill press, punch press, bender and hydraulic press.
· Sharpens and tempers tools performing general blacksmith and boilermaker work as well as maintaining and performing minor repairs on equipment, including rebuilding of truck springs.
· Installs and repairs hydraulic systems on all types of equipment including computerized controls.
· Performs specialized welding work on a variety of equipment for outside agencies.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling, and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require a significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting, or climbing.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires making a limited number of choices in selecting among alternative courses of action under supervisory guidance and in performing job functions according to a variety of prescribed policies or procedures.
Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent and completion of apprenticeship training as a welder. An Associate’s degree in a related mechanical trade may be substituted for the apprenticeship training.
Experience: One year’s experience as a journeyman welder. Two years of additional experience as a journeyman welder can be substituted for the apprenticeship or Associate’s degree.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver’s license. Possession of a valid New Hampshire Class B Commercial operator’s license with airbrake endorsements.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of the welding principles of various metals. Considerable skill in the operation and maintenance of tools and equipment commonly employed in gas or electric welding. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions and equipment of the trade. Must have a working knowledge of hydraulics and the skills to assemble hydraulic systems. Working knowledge of the use of electronic sensors and computers for the operation of hydraulic systems. Ability to follow sketches and plans. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written orders. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and superiors. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.