Metal Fabricator- Seattle, WA

Employer: City of Seattle

Job Description:
About Parks and Recreation Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR)is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. Delivering excellent customer service to each visitor and participant is a core value.

Our commitment: SPR commits to Our City Values, Workplace Expectations, and Racial Equity and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We support and hold ourselves accountable by striving to eliminate barriers to access and provide employees with equitable opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

The Seattle Parks Planning, Development and Maintenance Division is seeking qualified candidates to fill a current Metal Fabricator vacancy. Our division maintains more than 25 miles of boulevards and various facilities, including 26 community centers, 8 indoor swimming pools, 2 outdoor (summer) swimming pools, 4 environmental education centers, 2 small craft centers, an outdoor stadium, and much more.

The Metal Fabricator position is a journey level member of a crew that is directly responsible for repair, maintenance, fabrication and installation of safety handrails, signs, diving boards, lifeguard chairs, pool ADA lifts, fencing and gates, soccer goals, basketball hoops and a myriad of other Parks Department assets. This position reports to the Metal Fabricator Crew Chief.

Job Responsibilities
- Fabricate and repair brackets, frames, pump installations, tanks, panels, tools, shafts and other related mechanical equipment.
- Weld material using arc, carbon arc, metallic inert gas, tungsten inert gas and oxygen acetylene processes on a variety of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
- Shape, punch, drill and secure metal parts, cages, steel decks, trusses, machinery foundations, brackets, hand, and guardrails.
- Work at heights, over water on docks, or in a boat repairing floats and piers
- Prepare preliminary cost estimates of material and labor for specific tasks.
- Interpret drawings and specifications to lay out work, mark dimensions, angles and cutouts on metal plates and pipe.
- Design lay outs and fabrications for a variety of sheet metal ducts, guards, gates, doors and flashings for items such as heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems, machinery, cages, buildings and roofs.
- Coordinate work activities with other skilled trade shops.
- Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

Requires a journey-level status in structural iron, sheet metal or metal fabrication, lay outs, repair, welding or burning or four years as a metal trades helper under a metal trades journey worker (or a combination of education and/or apprentice training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class)

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient in software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
- Ability to accomplish work as part of a team in a diverse environment.
- High level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently under minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated responsible behavior and ability to take the necessary precautions to complete assignments safely in a public setting.
- Good mechanical and problem-solving skills.
- Experience with detail, high level finish work and tight tolerances.
- Excellent customer service and ability to effectively communicate with the public.
- WABO certified welder or ability to become WABO certified within six months of hire.
- Washington State Boaters Card.
- NCCCO Service Truck Crane Certification or ability to obtain within one year of hire.

Additional Information
Work Environment
Required to stand, walk or bend for extended periods of time.
Required to lift objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
Required to work in cramped spaces.
Required to handle or work with toxic/hazardous equipment and substances.
Required to work outdoors in all types of weather.
Required to work at heights.
SPR's Core Competencies are (NON-APEX/SAM):

Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making and promoting high quality standards.

Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.

Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.

Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.

Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

To align with our commitment to equity and the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative, SPR is collecting cover letters and resumes without personal identifiers to achieve a blind screening process. Although a resume or cover letter is not required for this position, if you would like to attach additional submissions, please see instructions in the supplemental questions. Attachments to this application will not be considered by the screening panel.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $40.85 - $41.85/ HR

Posted on June 21, 2022

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