Welder II

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Type of Employment: 

Position summary:

The Welder II is responsible for safely and proficiently performing welding techniques on various complex TRWD projects, training others with welding techniques and keeping the equipment and work areas in clean and in good working order.  The Welder II works as part of a team to assist with other duties such as vegetation maintenance, structure inspection and repair, and manual labor.


Qualifications required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three (3) years of experience using a cutting torch and plasma cutter, grinding, and wire/stick welding
  • Experience with various coating methods as well as painting
  • Ability to read and interpret plans as well as identify materials and labor costs
  • Knowledge of welding safety and Hot Work permits

Qualifications desired:

  • Valid Texas CDL Class A or Class B without restriction E
  • CDL tanker (N) endorsement

Functions and responsibilities:

  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Operate safety equipment, use safe work habits and maintain a clean, organized work environment
  • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers
  • Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding
  • Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals
  • Operate a oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, or carbon arc gouger
  • Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
  • Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations
  • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment
  • Remove rough spots from workpieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers.
  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter
  • Position and secure workpieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors
  • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths
  • Cut, contour, and bevel metal plates and structural shapes to dimensions as specified by blueprints, layouts, work orders, and templates, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knives
  • Fill holes, and increase the size of metal parts
  • Check grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments
  • Operate metal shaping, straightening, and bending machines, such as brakes, iron worker, cutting torches, hand tools, band saws and shears
  • Set up and use ladders and scaffolding as necessary to complete work
  • Use fire suppression methods in industrial emergencies
  • Estimate materials needed for production and manufacturing and maintain required stocks of materials
  • Mix and apply protective coatings to products
  • Perform data entry on work orders and for time-keeping
  • Interact and coordinate with other TRWD personnel
  • Perform maintenance and inspections of floodgates, dam and spillway structures
  • Perform general maintenance of TRWD structures and grounds including pipeline and floodway
  • After hours Emergency Response
  • Perform other duties as required

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job
  • Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done
  • Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 80 pounds and will occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides out in the field exposing the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This position will also work in confined spaces, on water ways such as lakes or rivers, and at various heights.


Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.97 550.00 -4.03
Benbrook 690.38 694.00 -3.62
Bridgeport 834.34 836.00 -1.66
Cedar Creek 320.96 322.00 -1.04
Eagle Mountain 647.67 649.00 -1.33
Lake Worth 593.12 594.00 -0.88
Richland-Chambers 314.01 315.00 -0.99
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

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