Pipeline Welder III (PW III) work directly with pipeline field crews performing a variety of combination welding in installing and repairing water distribution pipelines, repairing machinery and equipment, and cutting and fabricating special metal articles. The most competitive candidates for this will have: Skill in laying out, setting up, fitting and welding water distribution pipelines and related fittings Knowledge of the use and operation of oxyacetylene and electric arc welding equipment Knowledge of the welding properties of various metals and alloys Knowledge of shop mathematicsHiring ProcessCandidates are required to complete an online employment application and respond to supplemental questions. Responses to the supplemental questions will be competitively reviewed. Those candidates scoring the highest on the supplemental questions will be invited to a performance test (shop test). Candidates successful in the testing process will be placed on a hiring list.
Completion of the twelfth grade, or its equivalent and either: One year of experience comparable to the District's Pipeline Welder II class, including successful completion of the courses and on-the-job training specified in the District's Pipeline Welder II Training Plan and upon supervisory certification of proficiency; OR Attainment of recognized journey status in oxyacetylene and electric arc welding and one year of experience in pipeline welding. Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be in good physical condition for doing strenuous outdoor work. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and in wet, cramped, and awkward positions. Must be willing to work overtime on an extended shift or off-hours as needed. May be required to be clean shaven as required to wear respiratory protection equipment.