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Welder II - Welder II

Hiring department Utilities & Energy Mgt
Monthly salary $3,662+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 630AM to 300PM
Posting number 17-09-07-01-5264
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Security sensitive; Certified 3-Yr Driving Record requested and Criminal Background Check conducted on selected applicant. Hiring decision contingent on clearing checks. May work 4-10, 9-80, or alternate work schedule. Applicant required to successfully complete testing to Lift/Carry 78 lbs, pull 125 lbs, lift 2-45 lbs weights up ladder, kneeling work in confined spaces and other tasks.

Required Application Materials

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

Additional Information


To provide certified welding skills and related functions in the performance of maintenance, repair, fabrication, and installation tasks for the university campus, departments, and facilities.

Essential Functions

Responsible for performing certified welding in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers _ASME_ pressure containment welding codes and the American Welding Society _AWS_ structural welding codes. Welds all assemblies and types of metal in compliance with the codes and certifications applicable to the requirements of and specified by the hiring department. Maintains records of equipment repairs. Maintain welding certification in accordance with University requirements. Lays out, cuts, fits, and installs various metal types _ferrous and non-ferrous_ and assembles structural, pressure containment and piping fitting. Assists plant mechanics in the installation and repair of power plant and chilling station equipment. Estimates material and labor requirements and orders or procures materials. Follows all safety guidelines pertaining to the equipment, vehicles, and tools used to perform assigned tasks. Create and update procedures. Assists plant mechanics in the installation and repair of power plant and chilling station equipment. Works in conjunction with trades or utility personnel. Maintains shop areas, work sites, equipment and tools in a safe and orderly fashion. Identifies, reports, and corrects safety hazards. Perform confined space entries. Perform elevated work and operate cranes, personnel lifts, and forklifts. Drives UT vehicle. Maintains acceptable driving record required by UT Systems Policy UTS157. Complies with high standards of workmanship and safety. Accuracy required in all phases of work performed. Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Performs preventative and breakdown maintenance on welding shop equipment and tools, ensuring that they are accounted for, properly serviced, and are free from abuse and neglect. Reads and understands engineering and fabrication drawings, welding procedures, and procedure qualification records. Installs and repairs piping and equipment in accordance with drawings, ASME, AWS, and other appropriate codes. May be required to wear a supplied air or purifying air respirator. Inspect, erect, utilize, and break down scaffolding in support of plant maintenance and operational duties. Clean up work areas and plant areas as required. May report to the PRC Campus.

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

Performs other related functions as assigned. Attends staff meetings, safety training or meetings, and plant operation and maintenance training courses. Training certification required in 18 months. Required to carry UT cell phone during work hours.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Five years of related journey level experience in welding or completion of formal certification welding program. Required certification: Employment is contingent on demonstrating the ability to produce sound welds by passing welder performance qualification tests in accordance with the requirements of ASME pressure containment and AWS structural codes as specified by the hiring department. Welders must also physically demonstrate that they have retained the skills necessary to continue with the above welder certification in conformance with the schedule and requirements prescribed by the department. If the demonstration is unsatisfactory they must retest. Failure to retest satisfactorily can be grounds for dismissal. Applicant must provide a current three year driving record. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an industrial or university physical plant environment. Experience with welding power piping and tubes in power boilers. Experience with repairing rotating equipment. Experience operating cranes, forklifts and personnel lifts. Accuracy in all phases of work performed. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions used in the welding trade. Current certification of welding proficiency and qualifications. Demonstrated ability to diagnose problems. Familiar with automated and maintenance computer systems.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving May be required to work extended shifts, nights, weekends, or holidays. Perform elevated work, and work on and inside boilers, tunnels, manholes, and confined spaces. Perform elevated work and operate forklifts, cranes, and personnel lifts.

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