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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Welder/Fabricator-Hyattsville in Hyattsville, Maryland

Functional TitleWelder/Fabricator-Hyattsville

Recruitment Category TypeStandard

Functional CategoryProduction


FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Requisition Number21-0007

Number of Vacancies1

Job LevelNon-Management

Job CodeN/A

Job Description Summary

Organization NameFacilities Maintenance

Reports toTrades Shop Unit Coordinator

Full or Part TimeFull Time

If Part Time how many hours per week

Regular or TemporaryRegular

Position End Date (if temporary)

Work Schedule

Monday thru Friday6:00am – 2:30pm

Position LocationHyattsville

General Summary

Performs highly skilled work in repairing, modifying and fabrications of equipment at water and sewer plants, pumping stations, pipelines and depots. Designs, develops and constructs structural steel, aluminum, stainless steel and cast iron assemblies, as well as equipment and special tools when required.

Essential Functions

  • Fabricates a variety of metal equipment and structures from blueprints and own drawings; Welds interior and exterior of field pipelines

  • Installs antennas, devices, and safety equipment on top of elevated tanks

  • Modifies, repairs, and replaces safety equipment throughoutWSSCfacilities

  • Makes modifications and repairs to pumps, valves, pipelines, barscreens and rakes all plant-related equipment where needed

  • Drives and operates loaders, backhoes and other related equipment when making repairs and /or modifications to them

  • Performs specialized welding on pumps, shafts, gears and housings of all types of metals

  • Designs and fabricates tools and repair equipment that is unique to that job or piece of equipment• Handles, stores, and uses bottled gases that are unique to the job

  • Designs, modifies, and repairs equipment in pumping stations

  • Operates welding truck and maintains the materials, tools, and equipment on that truck

  • Uses skill and knowledge of safe rigging practices in moving and installing equipment

Other Functions

Performs other duties as required

Work Environment And Physical Demands

  • Must be able to work in inclement weather

  • Must be able to work in confined spaces and elevated heights

  • Must be able to work in close proximity with wastewater

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of welding shop and field layout techniques and methods

  • Extensive skill in the use ofSMAW,TIG,MIG, and Oxy- Acetylene cutting and welding

  • Ability to operate and perform maintenance on the metal shear, metal punch, metal break, metal band saw, metal wet saw, metal bender, metal rollers, grinders, and the pipe bender and pipe notcher and all other metal-working equipment according to safety procedures

  • Ability to perform all work in safe and professional manner

  • Ability to work from blueprints or sketches and ideas verbally conveyed by fellow employees pertaining to the requested work

  • Ability to work with non-trade employees in problem solving when needed and the ability to work independently or with a team on any given assignment

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Four years experience inSMAW,TIG, Oxy Acetylene welding and cutting

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with no more than 4 points and the ability to obtain aWSSCdriver’s permit

  • Must obtain and maintain a validAWS-D1.1 Welder’s Certificate within 1 year of hire


Successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in metal layout and welding

Salary$22.36 - $37.89 per hour

EEO Statement


It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Special Instructions to Applicants

If you have a currentAWS-D1.1 Welder’s Certificate please include it with your application.

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • *Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have 4 years of experience in SMAW, TIG, Oxy Acetylene welding and cutting?

  • yes

  • no

  • *Do you have a current AWS-D1.1 Welder's Certificate?

  • yes

  • no

  • *Have you completed a recognized apprenticeship program in metal layout and welding?

  • yes

  • no

  • *Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces who was a bona fide resident of the state of Maryland when you entered the U.S. military?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application