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Hillsborough County Government

Equipment Fabrication Specialist (#EQFBSPAG10) AG10
$17.24-$26.72 Hourly / $2,988.27-$4,631.47 Monthly / $35,859.20-$55,577.60 Yearly


  • Completion of the ninth grade; AND        
  • Four years of experience in duties involving metal-welding and metal fabrication; AND
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Will be required to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch for frequent and extended periods of times.        
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75-lbs.        
  • Ability to work in adverse or extreme weather conditions.       
  • Ability to weld using Low Hydrogen 7018 rods and aluminum migs in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.        

  • Fabricates equipment and component hardware by interpreting design prints and sketches. ·        Repairs damaged equipment and hardware using electric and acetylene welding and brazing equipment.       
  • Prepares broken parts for welding by grooving, scarfing, cleaning and/or degreasing surfaces, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.        
  • Removes excess weld, slag, and spatter from surfaces using hand scraper or power chipper.
  • Cuts metal plates or structural shapes.       
  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment to comply with safety standards and maintenance requirements.       
  • Records time spent on repair or fabrication projects and materials used in the process. 
  • Operates other machine shop equipment to prepare components for welding, such as, electrode holder and cutters.      
  • Acts as lead worker of subordinate staff.        
  • Drives a motor vehicle to and from work sites and loads and unloads equipment and supplies.       
  • Cleans sites upon work completion. 
  • Performs other related duties as required. 


  • Knowledge of materials and tools used to repair, fabricate, and design and layout various types of equipment and components.       
  • Knowledge of safety requirements pertaining to gas, arc, and mig welding.        
  • Skill in operating welding and torch equipment.        
  • Ability to perform work related mathematical calculations.       
  • Ability to read and understand job related material.        
  • Ability to write job related reports.        
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.        
  • Ability to follow established procedures.        
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.

CLASS: EQFBSPAG10; EST: 1/7/2018; REV: 4/22/2019;