Welder

Commonwealth of PA | Bucks County, PA

Posted Date 10/09/2019
Description Are you a Welder seeking full-time employment?  If so, the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in Bucks County wants to talk to you! 

Work hours: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Work hours are subject to change during summer and winter seasons. May require some overtime and travel. As a Welder for PennDOT, you'll provide welding skills to assist in the repair and maintenance of Bucks County building, grounds, vehicles, equipment and tools.  This position performs a range of skilled trades duties in the repair of parts, structural welding of bridge members', repairs to frames on equipment, hitches, plows, as well as fabricating repair parts and body parts for a variety of applications.  As a Welder, you will also perform the following duties:
  • Performs a variety of welding duties involving welding, brazing, soldering, and metal-cutting jobs on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  
  • Performs cutting and welding operations, using arc, acetylene, or mig welding equipment, on all department machinery and equipment.  This could include, but not be limited to, truck and automobile bodies, engine parts, trailer parts, etc.  Welding and cutting of specialized material such as stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum, and steel. 
  • Makes repairs to winter services equipment fleet, including plow frames, plow blades, and spreaders. Fabricates replacement parts or new parts for modification of equipment. 
  • Safely operates power hand tools and air tools (band saw, drills, drill press, hydraulic press, electric pipe threader, air compressor, air hammer, air wrenches) in conjunction with welding and fabrication duties. 
  • Operates motorized equipment (forklift, pick-up truck, bucket truck, etc.) in conjunction with fabrication and welding duties. 
  • Performs a limited amount of mechanical work, including mounting and removing plow frames, spreaders, and chemical tanks on trucks, as well as disassembling and reassembling pieces of equipment. 
  • Communicates with supervisor and Purchasing Agent concerning purchasing of material. 
  • Maintains a safe working area and maintains safe work practices and performs other related duties, as assigned.
Four years of experience in the welding trade;
or
An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Special Requirements:
- Possession of a valid Pennsylvania non-commercial Class C Driver's License or equivalent.
- Must have certification to weld on bridge structures or obtain Structural Welding Certification for Bridges within the Probationary Period.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

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