Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Welder/Fabricator-Hyattsville in Hyattsville, Maryland
Recruitment Category TypeStandard
Number of Vacancies1
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)
Monday thru Friday6:00am – 2:30pm
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.
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
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
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
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.
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants
If you have a currentAWS-D1.1 Welder’s Certificate please include it with your application.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
*Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?
*Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?
*Do you have 4 years of experience in SMAW, TIG, Oxy Acetylene welding and cutting?
*Do you have a current AWS-D1.1 Welder's Certificate?
*Have you completed a recognized apprenticeship program in metal layout and welding?
*Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?
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?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application