The fundamental reason the classification exists is to perform skilled welding work in the fabrication and repair of automotive and related metal structures or equipment. Work involves the use of acetylene and electrical equipment in the heating, welding, cutting, and brazing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in accordance with standard trade practices. Welding assignments are usually accompanied by blueprints, sketches and oral instructions indicating the type of material to be used. Little supervision is received concerning work methods or techniques which are left largely to the discretion of the employee, but work is subject to inspection as to volume of production and quality of workmanship. Essential functions are: performs electric arc, M.I.G. and acetylene welding, brazing, silver soldering, lead soldering and acetylene burning and reads, designs and fabricates equipment. Employee reports to the Master Automotive Mechanic.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must have at least two (2) years' experience as a skilled welder or possess a Welding Degree or Certification.
NOTE:Qualifying education, training and experience that provide
the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be
Employment is conditioned upon applicants acquiring and maintaining an Alabama Driver’s license and providing a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) from the Department of Public Safety as proof of an insurable driving record. Must be able to work nights, weekends, or holidays as needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have the ability to lift objects of 60 -100 lbs. unassisted and the ability to work in inclement weather and dusty environments. Ability to remain in a standing position for extended periods of time. Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, twist, climb and balance to perform welding tasks on and under vehicles and equipment.