The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Mechanic/Technician - Welder

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $2,216 - $3,220+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 13-07-31-01-5123
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Letter of interest. References should be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Member of the construction and maintenance staff supporting Applied Research Laboratories' projects under the department direction of Operational Support Services.

Essential Functions

Perform work laying out, cutting, welding and fabricating weldments related to construction and maintenance trades. Work from blueprints, sketches and verbal instructions. Estimate material and labor requirements to perform welding duties. Assist in carpenter shop. Operate power tools such as a table saw, radial arm saw, drills, skill saw and sanders. Operate construction and load handling equipment such as forklifts, cranes, trucks and trailers. Assist with building maintenance. Repair roof leaks, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, doors, door closures, ceiling tiles, floor tiles and carpet. Assist with office moves. Move office furniture, white boards, bulletin boards, computers and assemble and configure modular furniture. Maintenance and repair work on the LTTS barge. Replace anchor lines, maintain winches, keep deck plate repaired, fabricate and erect structures.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned including pressure testing, cleaning test tanks, digging ditches, painting and sandblasting.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Five years demonstrated ability in maintenance and repair in a crafts trade or facilities maintenance as well as three years as a journeyman in a construction/facility maintenance trade. Five years demonstrated ability in building construction, as a helper or apprentice to a journey level craft worker, metal fabrication and fabrication assembly, gas, heliarc and journey level welding. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without day-to-day supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular and punctual attendance. US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years experience in construction and maintenance work and the ability to use the related tools and equipment. Demonstrated knowledge of erecting buildings along with general knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, and concrete work. Ability to use power tools such as saws, drills, and paint sprayers. General knowledge and experience operating forklifts, and large trucks. Experience in all phases of construction. Demonstrated ability with various types of metal (ferrous and non-ferrous). Texas Class A Operators Drivers License (CDL).

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Some heavy lifting required. May work from a 12 foot step ladder, crane basket, forklift platform, or scaffold. May work at heights of approximately 40 ft above or 40 ft below ground level.

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