Welder - Spokane, WA

Employer: City of Spokane

Job Description:

Performs skilled, journey-level work in the cutting, welding, hard-facing and machining of a variety of metal products; employee is subject to call at any time during an emergency breakdown of equipment or water pipes.


Consults with the supervisor, and works from oral or written instructions, rough sketches, or blueprints.
Fabricates a variety of large diameter water pipe fittings. Cuts, welds and fabricates a wide variety of metal parts and pieces of equipment using either oxy-acetylene or electric arc equipment, electric powered hydraulic metal shears, plasma arc, carbon arc, lathe, drill press, sheer and bend brake, calipers, micrometers, band saw, assorted with welding. Fabricates and modifies various truck bodies and frames, grill guards, refuse boxes, and other metal products. Moves or repairs truck dump bodies. Performs related heavy equipment body welding and repair work.
Heats and straightens parts of truck frames or other equipment frames, tools, and parts of machinery.
Cuts and welds sewer and water pipe connections in the field.
Repairs backhoes, dozers, cranes, and other heavy construction equipment.
Repairs and maintains tools and equipment used. May modify existing tools.
Performs related work as required.


Open Entry Requirements:
(Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.)

Education: High School Diploma, Trade School Certificate, or Equivalent.
Experience: Satisfactory completion of formal training in welding, and two years experience in both oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding.



You must pass the Civil Service examination for this job classification to be eligible for hire by the City of Spokane. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online by 4:00 p.m. on the filing cut-off date.

Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.

Please note in accordance with state mandate, all qualified candidates will be required to wear a mask and temperature screenings are necessary before being admitted to take the scheduled exam.

This exam will consist of a written test and a pass/fail performance test required prior to hire, with scoring weights assigned as follows:


Written Test: 100%.
Approximate Duration of Exam: 2 hours.

Self-schedule written test date and time:

The testing location and time is to be determined. Upon passing the minimum qualification review, you will receive an e-mail with complete instructions to self-schedule your test session. Multiple sessions may be made available depending on the number of applicants and are filled on a first come, first served basis.
The multiple choice written test may include such subjects as:

Welding Tools, Materials, and Terminology
General Welding Knowledge
Safety and First Aid

The performance test will be conducted as follows:

SMAW in the 3G (vertical) position, with 6010, running in the upward or downward progression, with backing on 3/8" plate.

Top candidates will be contacted to schedule your performance test. This is a pass/fail test required prior to hire. If you fail a performance test, you will be removed from the eligible list for the Welder position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status, or disability status.

Contact Person:
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity/jobs/2922384/welder
Base Pay: $45,033.98 - $70,332.19/yr

Posted on December 07, 2020

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