Welder II
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Columbus County, NC

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Position assigned to the Bridge Maintenance Unit. Depending on where the recommended applicant lives, the base of operations for this position will be assigned to Columbus, Cumberland or Robeson County Bridge Maintenance. Employees in this class perform operation of acetylene and electric arc welding equipment in the repair and replacement of structures. Work assignments are received from a bridge supervisor or Bridge Maintenance Engineer to include general instructions regarding the welding needed. Work is performed at a journey level. Employee performs lay outs, cuts and fits material for welding. Examines parent metals and alloys in order to determine their strength and hearing properties and determines the amount of heat to be applied. Operate acetylene and electric arc welding equipment to permanently fuse structural elements during repairs. Assemble and disassemble steel elements to be repaired or replaced on bridges. Design and fabricate without blueprints, drawings and instruction. Position is subject to require overnight travel. Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Possess working knowledge of the principles and methods of acetylene and electric arc welding. Possess a working knowledge of the heating properties of a variety of alloys and parent metals. Ability to effectively operate tools and equipment of the welding trade. Follow blueprints, drawings and oral/written instructions. Possess physical strength and ability sufficient to move relatively heavy objects and to perform manual labor tasks for short periods of time. Ability to work extended hours in all weather and terrain conditions. Operate State vehicle. Promote safe working environment. Possess AWS Welding Certification in order to utilize 1” A36 Steel Plates and AWS Group 4 Electrodes in all positions. Valid NC Class A Commercial Driver License required within 90 calendar days of employment. Permit required within 30 calendar days of employment. Pre-employment drug testing is required for this position. As a condition of employment, release forms (ALCDRG-01 and ALCDRG-06) must be signed allowing the NCDOT to check with previous employers for the past two years about controlled substances and alcohol testing.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High school or General Educational Development diploma and two years of progressive experience in acetylene or electric arc welding including the welding of high pressure steam lines and boiler repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. . . .

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Renee Carter
P.O. Box 1150

Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302

(910) 829-6345

It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and work experience and that you answer all questions associated with the application. NCDOT will not accept "See Attached" or Resume's in lieu of education and work experience completed on the application. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.