Welder/Fabricator II
University of Idaho - Moscow, ID

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University of Idaho

Welder/Fabricator II
Facilities-Building Trades-Machine Shop

Open for Recruitment: April 30, 2013 - May 14, 2013
Announcement #: 18556011466
Pay Rate: $14.06 - $18.62/hr; $29,244 - $38,729/yr
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Shift: See Below
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
Online Application ( Apply Here )
Job References
Supplemental Questionnaire

The Building Trades department has a vacant position that we want to fill with a motivated and hardworking individual. If interested in the position, please complete the online application process which will include completing a University of Idaho electronic application, providing responses to an applicant questionnaire, and providing contact information for references.

The normally scheduled workweek for this position is fulltime, 40 hours per week. The actual workweek can be either Monday through Friday working 8 hours per day, or 4 days per week working 10 hours per day. There is also some flexibility with the actual hours of work; however, the scheduled hours will generally occur between 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. Occasional weekend work may be necessary to meet peak workload demands and an on-call rotational schedule.

Because this is a classified, board-appointed position, the person hired for this position will be eligible for a full range of benefits. These benefits include access to: medical, dental and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; membership in the PERSI retirement system; membership in other supplemental retirement programs; eligibility for vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay; and eligibility for educational privileges (reduced tuition fees) for self and/or spouse and qualified dependent children.


Working under the general direction of the Machine Shop Foreperson, the incumbent of this position is responsible for: fabricating, installing and repairing mechanical systems, research equipment and building structural components; repairing and maintaining mechanical and maintenance equipment using tools and equipment associated with the welding and fabrication trade; and for contributing to the team effort. The incumbent must be able to perform certified welding on structural components, steam and chilled water distribution systems.

Certification: Must possess certification showing welder qualifications for E70XX low hydrogen electrodes in 3G and 4G positions for structural applications, or must have the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of hire.

Good knowledge of: the methods and standard practices of the welding and fabrication trade; and ferrous and non-ferrous metal alloys including their typical uses, physical properties and heat treatments.

Considerable experience: joining a wide variety of metal alloys using various welding processes including: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, OAW, RSW and PAC; brazing and soldering with brass, silver and lead/tin alloys; using heat treating procedures for tempering steel alloys; using tools and equipment common in the fabrication industry to form, shape, cut and machine various alloys; and working from drawings and blueprints to determine dimensions, tolerances and layout of work.

Experience: rebuilding pumps, blowers, motors, compressors, vacuum pumps and other various mechanical system components.

Physical Ability to: perform the physical activities and strenuous work associated with fabrication and maintenance duties such as bending, stooping, crawling, working in high or confined spaces, working in inclement weather, and lifting objects weighing up to 80 pounds.

Must possess: a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Two years professional training in a vocational institution or equivalent journey-level experience.

Knowledge of HVAC mechanical systems and repair.

Experience rigging loads for overhead crane work and operating forklifts.

Ability to operate a personal computer and use common software programs.

Demonstrated skill providing good customer service and working in a team environment.

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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