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Job Standard for Welder/Machinist

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Welder/Machinist Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06352
  • Pay Grade: I
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


To perform journey-level welding, machining, and fabrication of metals and special alloys to maintain, repair, design, and modify vehicles and construction related equipment; and to construct specialized devices, parts and structures; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: safety precautions and procedures relating to mechanical equipment and repair shops; the use, care, and disposal of hazardous automotive material and waste.


Experience: diagnosing and repairing gasoline and/or diesel automotive and construction type equipment; using mechanics’ tools and related specialized equipment to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines and related drivetrain, electrical, and hydraulic systems; preparing records and reports; diagnosing and repairing electronic and computer controlled motor vehicle systems; reading and interpreting technical service manuals. Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience welding and fabricating specialized vehicular devices.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
  • Ability to inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Welder/Machinist must:

  • Uses plans, diagrams, blueprints, and work requests to determine project design, and works with requester to insure needs are met.
  • Fabricates/Modifies parts, , equipment, and any item needed in shop operations to satisfy customer need.
  • Determines metals needed, welding methods, and all particulars of requested jobs; heats and tempers metals; designs, lays-out, and cuts special parts or designs jigs to develop items from ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Figures angle, length, diameter, and weight of metals for specific jobs and calculates extremely close tolerances to machine work; heats, tempers, straightens, and shapes metals.
  • Prepares and cleans surfaces and special parts for welding and machining; selects, positions, aligns, and bolts parts or fixtures to be welded or machined.
  • Repairs heavy equipment such as graders, loaders, crawlers, and fabricates repair parts using lathes, milling machines, shavers, and various welders, torches, metal shears, presses, benders and rollers, air tools, saws, and drill presses; uses micrometers and precision measuring tools and all related hand and power tools.

35% of Time the Welder/Machinist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Welder/Machinist

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Incumbents work around heavy equipment, toxic fumes, gasoline, diesel fuel and solvents, and high voltage up to 80,000 volts. Some positions require incumbents furnish their own hand tools, travel overnight, work irregular schedules and be on-call. Field repairs are made in all weather conditions. Incumbents may be required to obtain certifications such as in welding, mobile air conditioning, air brake mechanics, emissions, or other areas determined necessary by the employing department. These positions involve performing strenuous work and lifting and carrying objects weighing approximately 80 pounds and hearing and eyesight acuity to detect engine noises, read gauges, and detect metal fractures.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.