Recruitment #1802-5772-001

General Description

Performs welding work involving the repair and fabrication of ferrous and non- ferrous parts and assemblies, forging, tempering and forming, construction of jigs and fixtures, and modification of metal structures and equipment.

Essential Functions

Repairs, modifies and fabricates parts and assemblies for heavy duty trucks, trailers, construction equipment, machinery, utility services equipment, recreation facilities and equipment, water tanks, metal furniture, stands and fences, and performs general welding work using both gas and arc welding techniques and equipment.

Lays out, cuts, forms, forges, tempers, welds, grinds, and fits iron and steel raw stock to make parts, fixtures, tools, guard rails, bracketry, containers, tanks, special tools and equipment.

Repairs, modifies and fabricates parts and assemblies for refuse containers, loading rods, and other specialized refuse collection containers and equipment.

Utilizes blueprints, diagrams, and oral and written instructions to plan, layout and complete work tasks.

Estimates material quantities and selects and requisitions appropriate material to complete work tasks.

Reshapes, sharpens, tempers, and repairs construction hand tools such as picks, shovels, crow bars, jack hammer bits, chisels, and similar tooling.

Fabricates and repairs special wrenches, lift rods, punches, screwdrivers, drift pins, valve extensions, and other special equipment.

Repairs and fabricates steel structures, playground equipment, light poles, fences, railing, gates, bleachers, backstops, bicycle stands, storage racks and bins, walkways, trailer frames and hitches, grating, steel doors, frames, storm drains and other metal structures.

Demolishes metal structures as necessary.

Brazes or solders copper and brass materials, containers, fittings, and tubing.

Repairs and fabricates parts and assemblies of aluminum and stainless steel.

Machines parts and tooling and repairs castings and other malleable materials.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At lest 3 years heavy duty gas and arc welding, at the skilled journey level

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Metal Inert Gas Welding Certification

Some positions require: Stainless Steel (T.I.G.) Welding Certification, Forklift Operator Certification

Selection Plan

You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a Written Examination.

Written Examination will be held on: Thursday September 13, 2018

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20%  for education and work experience
  • 80% for the written examination

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must present your documentation at the written examination.  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  


If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please email Shelly.Urias@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.  

The list may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

75 lb Lift Test 

If GS then:

Respirator Physical

50 lb Lift Test

If P & R then:

Basic Physical

30 lb Lift Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.