FLSA: Hourly

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(025) $17.45 - $24.86 an hour     $36,296.00 - $51,708.80 a year

JOBCODE: 006102


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; long-term disability and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will be responsible for performing a wide variety of welding and metal-working tasks of a hazardous and technical nature to include serving as a lead

worker over lower level employees.


  • Leads the work of lower level personnel engaged in repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; designs and lays out welding and metal-working tasks to be performed; reads, interprets and works from blueprints, diagrams, and schematics.

  • Operates electric and acetylene welding equipment to heat, braze, cut, resurface, and fit a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals; repairs, rebuilds, fabricates, alters and/or maintains vehicles, equipment, machinery and related items such as trailer hitches, bumpers, conveyors, crane buckets, rails, and furnaces.

  • Operates power hydraulic presses, saws, grinders, cutters, threaders, and other related metal-working tools; operates paint sprayer to paint commercial refuse containers and equipment as required; performs minor maintenance and repair work on welding and metal-working equipment.

  • Performs general maintenance work including painting on municipal buildings and facilities as required to keep in working condition.

  • Maintains tools and equipment used in maintenance repair work to extend product life. Estimates time requirements to complete projects; completes time sheets documenting time spent on work orders; maintains informal records of materials and supplies utilized; contacts supplier in order to procure estimates for equipment, material, and/or work to be performed; requisitions parts, materials and supplies used in welding and metal-work; checks new commercial refuse containers to ensure compliance with specifications, as required.

  • Performs yard operations such as cleanup, minor repair, sorting of scrap material and other related duties, as required.

  • Loads and unloads heavy items, including supplies, equipment, and materials manually. Operates radio equipment (citizen band radio, base station, cell phone, paging system, etc.) to communicate with necessary parties.

  • Operates lightweight motor vehicle as required.

  • Performs related work as required.


Considerable knowledge of: standard methods, procedures, practices, tools and equipment used in metal-welding and fabricating work; techniques employed in heating,cutting, brazing, and resurfacing ferrous and non-ferrous metals; properties of various metals; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

Ability to: plan, lay out, assign, supervise, and inspect work of others; fabricate, repair,recondition and alter equipment and machine parts; perform work requiring physical exertion, strength and stamina; read, interpret and work from blueprints, diagrams and schematics; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; operate lightweight motor vehicle as required.

Skill in: use and care of welding and metal-working tools and equipment.


Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in metal-welding work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:Possession of a valid Florida driverís license. For Solid Waste position: Possession of a valid commerical driver's license class "b" with air brakes; or the ability to obtain within six (6) months.


Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of May 26, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

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Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 5/26/2014 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.