Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Job Classification Specification
Pay Grade A40
|Under moderate supervision, welds, fabricates, and repairs a variety of metal parts, vehicles, and facilities/support equipment
|Welder is an Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) journey-level position. It differs from the Welder Leader (ATU) in that a Welder welds, fabricates, and repairs a variety of metal parts, vehicles, and facilities/support equipment while a Welder Leader oversees and coordinates the daily activities of a group of Welders and assigns tasks within a work crew. The Welder Leader communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures and maintains accountability for the safety of assigned employees. A Leader receives additional pay for each hour worked as stipulated by the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Differs from Sheet Metal Worker in that Welder primarily welds metal parts made by the Sheet Metal Worker and fabricates parts from metals heavier than 3/16", while Sheet Metal Worker diagrams, fabricates, and installs various sheet metal parts and structures from sheet metal up to 3/16" thickness.
Supervised by: Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
In order to achieve Metro’s goals in support of its mission, potential candidates are
required to commit and continuously practice and demonstrate the following work values:
Examples of Duties
- Safety – To ensure that our employees, passengers
and the general public’s safety is always our first consideration.
- Service Excellence – To provide safe, clean, reliable,
on-time, courteous service for our clients and customers.
- Workforce Development – To make Metro a learning organization
that attracts, develops, motivates and retains a world-class workforce.
- Accountability for Performance and Fiscal Responsibility – To manage every taxpayer and customer-generated dollar as if it were coming from our own pocket and ensure the highest possible return on investment.
- Innovation and Technology – To actively participate in identifying
best practices for continuous improvement.
- Sustainability – To reduce, reuse and recycle all internal resources
and reduce green-house gas emissions.
- Integrity – To rely on the professional ethics and honesty of every
- Teamwork – To actively blend our individual talents to achieve world-class
performance and service.
- Civil Rights – To actively promote compliance with all civil rights statutes,
regulations and policies.
- Community – To actively engage with the Community as it relates to Metro interest/services.
- Uses a variety of hand tools, machines, and welding equipment to repair and
fabricate items of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Utilizes engineering drawings and blueprints and develops shop drawings
Prepares layouts and manufactures patterns
Fabricates tools, jigs, and fixtures
Maintains tools and equipment
Leads employees by assigning work and providing training
Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
Essential Knowledge and Abilities
- Metals, methods, tools, equipment, materials, safety procedures, and efficient operating practices used in MIG, TIG, ARC, and oxyacetylene welding
Vehicle operations and safety
- Follow oral and written instructions
Communicate effectively with others
Operate MIG, TIG, ARC, and oxyacetylene welding equipment
Read, understand, and apply blueprints, diagrams and specifications
Weld ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and stainless steel
Design tools and equipment
Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
Read, write, speak, and understand English
Potential candidates interested in the WELDER LEADER position MUST meet
the following requirements:
- 2 years' experience performing journey-level work as a combination welder (IMG, TIG, ARC, and GAS)
1 year employment in an active welder apprenticeship program may be substituted for equivalent experience
Graduation from an accredited welding trade school may be substituted for experience
Valid California Class C driver's license
- Must provide own tools of the trade
Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.
Date Originally Created: 4/24/1995
Date Last Revised: 2/5/2009