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Modesto, CA Full-time   Manufacturing
Posted on February 9, 2020



Plus excellent paid benefits

Performs journey-level welding and fabrication in the maintenance and repairs of District vehicles, equipment, substation structures, irrigation systems, and power plants. Apply immediately. Applications & detailed job announcement at EEO


Under general direction from the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, perform perform journey-level welding and fabrication in the maintenance and repairs of District vehicles, equipment, substation structures, irrigation systems, and power plants.

This is a non-exempt position and is part of the Utility Services and Maintenance Bargaining Unit.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Repair and fabrication of metal items utilizing metal working equipment including layout and design work;
  • Fabrication of sheet metal items such as boxes, trays, covers and vents; fabricate and repair grates, structures, railings;  
  • Fabrication and installation of truck bodies and beds, trailers and other specialty items for any/all other District Departments;
  • Build up and hard face worn areas on construction equipment buckets and blades; body and fender work along with painting;
  • Repairs cracks and other structural defects in aerial trucks, digger trucks, truck mounted cranes and trailers;
  • Fabrication of specialty items and tools;
  • Fabrication from drawings, blueprints and sketches; Performs welding and fabrication repairs in the field.

Other Related Duties
Other duties as assigned.

Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Course work from an accredited four (4) year trade school, college or university in welding, mechanical drawing and blueprint reading.

Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in journey-level welding and fabrication. Experience in performing automotive repair is desirable.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all types of welding including; electric, oxy-acetylene, and mig/tig;
  • Knowledge and ability to perform code quality welding and cutting of ferrous and non-ferrous metals;  
  • Knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the trade; hazards and safety precautions; metal forming, tempering, hardening, sharpening and soldering;
  • Knowledge of DOT regulations for body installation and modifications;
  • Knowledge and ability to safely operate equipment such as but not limited to: metal lathe, iron worker, metal shear, ban saw, power forging hammer, box and pan brake, and metal milling machine;
  • Knowledge of basic auto mechanics, hydraulics and electrical systems;
  • Ability to visualize special projects; determine proper work method, design, engineer, layout, fabricate and evaluate completed project;
  • Ability to identify different types and grades of metal and determine proper repair and fabrication procedures;  
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others;
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of materials, work time and other information as required;
  • Ability to safely work in a confined space and from elevated platform;
  • Ability to perform facility fabrication and repairs including but not limited to: steel building structures, automated drive through gates, high pressure washers, car wash, fuel dispensing station, material supporting racks, lighting systems, air compressors, and electric roll up doors;
  • Ability to instruct others in the use of welding equipment and techniques.

Special Requirements: Must have a California Class C driver's license, possession of a certified welding certificate is required.