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Maintenance Welder Mechanic

Salary: $21.07-$25.73 hourly / $3,665-$4,474 monthly / Range: 5444

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 fencing.
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 completing work.
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.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

1. Two years of experience in skilled gas and electric welding plus one year in minor repair of gas- and diesel-powered heavy equipment; or,
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 coursework; or,
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 equipment repairs.

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 basis.
 



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