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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6315
Occ. Group: 415.824 


Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in executing skilled welding repairs and metal fabrication and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Accomplishes all welding repairs and metal fabrication for the university, using arc, heli-arc, and acetylene welding methods on materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, magnesium, and copper alloys.

Performs layout work, cuts, forms, drills, and fits metal prior to welding.

Reads and interprets prints and drawings, takes measurements, verifies dimensions, estimates and selects materials for the work to be accomplished.

Transports equipment, tools, and materials to and from the work site.

Performs periodic maintenance on welding and metal working machines and equipment.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the methods, materials and terminology of the welding trade.

Knowledge of the proper temperatures for tempering metals.

Knowledge of arc and oxy-acetylene welding methods.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to operate oxy-acetylene welding equipment.

Ability to read blueprints for fabrications.

Ability to operate necessary motor equipment.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Completion of a standard apprenticeship in the welding trade. Considerable experience in welding. 

 Date     Skill           Eval         
5/1/83        7      533033213

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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