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Class Code: 3215
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Performs journey-level welding in the fabrication, repair and maintenance of equipment parts, structures and other items. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Cuts and/or joins metal parts in order to fabricate or repair vehicle equipment, appliances, tools, furniture and other articles, using tools such as plasma cutter, mig welder, tig welder, arc welder, oxyacetylene torch, chop saw, grinder, drill press, clamps, and hand and power tools.

2. Designs and fabricates parts and equipment to meet unusual or special needs of DPS, using manufacturers' specifications, measuring devices, calculator, drawings and service requests.

3. Installs or removes special equipment in vehicles in order to prepare patrol cars for duty, reassignment or disposal, using welding equipment, grinder, paint, measuring devices, and hand and power tools.

4. Designs and creates holding jigs to aid in the fabrication of parts in multiple numbers, using measuring devices, drawings, saw, and hand and power tools.

5. Maintains records of work completed (e.g., vehicle work orders, service requests, etc.) in order to provide an accounting of activities in the welding shop.

6. Calculates quantities, times, materials, distances, weights and standard-to-metric conversions in order to perform vehicle repairs or modifications and to prepare cost estimates for unusual jobs.

7. Maintains inventory of supplies routinely used in the operation of the welding shop by inspecting stock and ordering goods as needed. Inspects parts and supplies received in order to verify accuracy of invoices.

8. Transports vehicles, equipment, parts or supplies to directed locations in order to expedite repair work or modifications, using Department automobiles, trucks, trailers, forklifts, etc.

9. Installs manufacturers' test parts and equipment in order to test durability and safety.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. the characteristics and properties of various metals used in the cutting, forming and welding of objects.

2. the properties of various welding rods and fluxes used in welding metals.

3. occupational hazards and safety precautions, practices and procedures of the welding trade and fleet shops.

4. the construction of various models of automobiles, trucks and other Department vehicles to create and install specially-fitted equipment.

5. state and federal environmental laws pertaining to the handling of hazardous materials routinely used in the repair and modification of vehicles.

6. vehicle passenger safety issues involved in the design and installation of vehicle modifications.

Skill in:

1. identifying and using proper hand and power tools in a safe manner.

2. the use of various types of equipment and tools common to the welding trade (e.g., mig welder, tig welder, oxyacetylene torch, arc welder, plasma cutter, saw, drill press, grinder, etc.).

3. the operation of vehicles (e.g., automobiles, trucks, motor homes, etc.) for transport.

4. maintaining welding shop equipment in serviceable condition.

Ability to:

1. calculate mathematical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division on a calculator to determine weights, measurements, time and quantities.

2. read and interpret technical shop manuals, manufacturers' specifications and wiring schematics pertaining to systems to design and install special equipment.

3. follow detailed oral and written instructions in the fabrication and installation or repair of requested equipment.

4. visualize an idea and develop a working model to fabricate unusual or very special equipment.

5. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignments.

6. learn to use personal computer to monitor inventories, order parts and supplies, and write reports.

7. record accurate information on pre-formatted forms, such as requisitions, cost estimates, time and material records.

8. communicate ideas to shop personnel regarding the design and installation of equipment modifications.

9. read and interpret blueprints or sketches in fabricating equipment and other articles.

10. paint special vehicle equipment (e.g., brackets, cages, push bumpers) built in the welding shop.

11. acquire additional skills to maintain technical competencies.


May be required to move items up to 60 pounds for distances of up to 10 feet.

May be required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel and squat for extended periods of time.

May be exposed to fumes or dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts and moderate to loud noise levels.

Must wear appropriate protective gear and clothing as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires three (3) years of journey-level mechanical experience in fabrication welding to include heliarc, gas and arc welding. Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license. Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

NOTE: Vocational education and training in welding may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required welding experience on a month for month basis.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/22/2014 1:47:11 PM