Posted 2 weeks ago
Fairfax County Government
Performs more complex journeyman level work of the Welder trade to include welding repairs, fabrications, and modifications on a variety of equipment and structures. Welds, cuts, solders, and brazes a variety of equipment and structures in the shop and at field sites. Operates acetylene and electrical welding equipment, band saws, sanders, hydraulic presses, pipe traders, and various hand tools to prepare work pieces. Heats, bends, and straightens work pieces. Performs bead welding, tack welding, brazing, flame cutting, heat treating, plasma cutting, chipping, or grinding off excess weld slag or spatter. Cleans chips and grinds cracks and joints in work pieces, using solvents, wire brush, chisel, and portable grinders. Reviews and interprets blueprints to fabricate materials for required specifications. Sets up and adjusts welding equipment. Drives a vehicle to and from work locations and keeps vehicle supplied with tools and materials. Drives commercial vehicles, as necessary. Leads and participates in the work of other journeymen and apprentices involved in welding tasks. Exercises safety in dealing with equipment and hazardous welding by-products. Participates in safety trainings. Maintains stock inventory of welding supplies and materials. Keeps minor records and performs simple administrative tasks. Performs other related duties as required.
Note: Solid Waste operates a seven (7) day per week operation with early and late shifts, to include alternate schedules. Overtime, weekend, and holiday work is required. Position is designated as "Essential Emergency Services Personnel".
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade, supplemented by (1) completion of an acceptable apprentice-level training program with some successful experience in performing journeyman-level work, or (2) varied and responsible journeyman-level experience in the welding trade, or which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; plus two years of experience as journey-level welder using various welding methods.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
Three years welding experience. Welding certification. Three to five years of preventative maintenance. Ability to effectively communicate, read and interpret blueprints.
Ability to bend, sit, stand, lift up to 50 pounds for a variety of tasks and duties which may require extensive work time in these positions. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include exercise.
Full benefits and a flexible work/home life.
Fairfax County was home to many of America’s earliest statesmen, including George Washington of Mount Vernon and George Mason of Gunston Hall. It is one of the premier centers of technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large, diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
The County offers residents an excellent environment in which to raise and educate their children. The Fairfax County Public School System and area private schools offer parents numerous education options. Fairfax County is also a leader in higher education, where five major colleges and universities, including the main campus of George Mason University, are located. Northern Virginia Community College – the largest community college in the Commonwealth of Virginia – has two campuses in Fairfax County. The community has a wealth of cultural and recreational resources that provide abundant opportunities for children to learn and grow.
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