Pay Range 16 Breakdown
|Hourly (40 hrs.)||$18.7910||$28.1865|
|Hourly (42 hrs.)||$17.8962||$26.8443|
|Hourly (56 hrs.)||$13.4222||$20.1332|
Range: $39,085.31 - $58,627.96 (16)
Position Number: 48
JOB TITLE: WELDER
SUBTITLE: GAS WELDER
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing technical duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the natural gas distribution system.
Supervises and participates in the installation and maintenance of gas mains, service connections, and meters.
Measures and draws installation of mains and transfers to maps for future reference.
Operates various types of equipment, including a backhoe, plowing machine, and directional boring machine.
Repairs gas leaks and responds to service calls.
Ensures that personnel follow safe work practices.
Performs welding duties on new and replacement service lines to live gas lines, welding duties on new and replacement steel gas mains, and the building of new gas regulator stations.
Locates and marks gas services and mains.
Performs hot tapping and stopping procedures on live gas mains using Mueller equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of the installation, maintenance, and repair of gas distribution systems.
Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding the handling of natural gas emergencies.
Knowledge of the materials and techniques used in the construction, repair, and maintenance of a natural gas delivery system.
Knowledge of the practices, materials, methods, tools, and techniques used in welding trades.
Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the welding and gas construction trades.
Skill in the operation of specialized equipment, including a backhoe, plowing machine, and directional boring machine.
Skill in arc and acetylene welding.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Gas Distribution Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related supervisory and technical duties. Inclement weather conditions contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to supervise and participate in the construction, repair, and maintenance of the city’s natural gas distribution system. Success in this position provides for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, contractors, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently walking, sitting, stooping, bending, crouching, or standing. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed at job sites. The employee may be exposed to sparks, hot metals, ultraviolet radiation, metal fumes, much noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and to cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as welding hoods, masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: None.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of an API 1104 Welding Certification in the SMAW and OAW processes.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated