Maintenance Welder Mechanic
Salary: $21.07-$25.73 hourly / $3,665-$4,474 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, performs skilled welding in the
repair, modification, and fabrication of equipment and facilities;
makes minor mechanical repairs on a variety of heavy equipment; and
performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from
Mechanic/Welder by the responsibility for performing skilled welding
as its primary assignment and minor heavy equipment repair as a
secondary assignment. The Mechanic/Welder class is responsible for
minor and major small engine and heavy equipment repair as its
primary assignment and welding as a secondary assignment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Repairs, modifies, designs, lays out, or fabricates (with or
without blueprints) a variety of metal work including construction
vehicles and equipment, ornamental iron work, debris gates, and
2. Cuts, fits, and welds metal using gas and electric welding
equipment; performs skilled brazing and soldering; and uses a
variety of machines, such as power saws, grinders, and drills, in
3. Diagnoses and repairs minor mechanical defects in gas- and
diesel-powered engines, including graders, loaders, rollers, dozers,
sweepers, tractors, and other heavy equipment.
4. Operates dump trucks and trailers to haul non-functioning heavy
equipment from worksites to County or private shops for repair.
5. May operate heavy equipment during emergencies.
1. Two years of experience in skilled gas and electric welding plus
one year in minor repair of gas- and diesel-powered heavy equipment;
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Equipment Mechanic I with Santa Barbara County plus six semester
units in welding technology. A minimum of one year of additional
experience in welding may be substituted for the required
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: tools and methods of the welding trade, including
brazing, soldering, electrical, and arc welding; the operation,
minor repair, and preventive maintenance of gas- and diesel-powered
construction equipment; and safety practices related to welding and
Ability to: read, interpret, and work from blueprints and technical
manuals; design, fabricate, and repair a variety of metal work;
estimate costs and materials; maintain simple records; perform minor
repair and maintenance on a variety of diesel-powered heavy
equipment; operate a variety of construction equipment; and work
cooperatively with others.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's
License during the probationary period.
Once an incumbent has obtained the Class A license, he/she will be
subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to being assigned work
requiring such a license; once assigned, incumbents will be subject
to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random,
reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up