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Position Details

Position Information

Title Welder
Department AZ Rsch Labs-Interdisciplinary (2511)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Arizona Research Laboratories seek a Welder for their Machine and Welding Division. The position of Welder designs, fabricates, joins and repairs equipment, fixtures and structures by using various welding techniques. The Welder will operate appropriate equipment to put together mechanical structures or parts with a great deal of precision. This position holds a vital role within the Machine and Welding shop as it provides the foundation for infrastructure.

Established in 1979, Arizona Research Laboratories (ARL) is a group of researchers and core services solving critical scientific problems and generating knowledge for the future. The organization’s structure and values promote innovation through dynamic interdisciplinary collaborations. ARL provides high quality support to the UA research community through professionally-managed, campus-wide core service facilities. The ARL Research Core Services group provides investigators and students with state-of-the-art facilities necessary to carry out leading-edge biological, chemical, and engineering research. Core services specialize in providing high-end equipment that is difficult for individual investigators to afford and advanced technical assistance in the application of this equipment and other modern analytical methods. Besides simply making leading-edge technology available to the university community, the shared facilities bring investigators together toward common goals, thus facilitating inter-departmental, cooperative, multidisciplinary research projects. Finally, the core services facilitate the creation and development of research and analytical activities of other state agencies and of industrial clients.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities

Customer and Staff Relations

• Interacts with customers to ensure their needs are met in a professional and timely manner.
• Provides the customer with information in order to determine ways of reducing project costs.
• Establishes successful and positive working relationships with all customers, peers, supervisors and subordinate staff.
• Informs the customer of all relevant project details in a thorough and timely manner.

Technical Requirements

• Designs, fabricates, joins, and/or repairs ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
• Operates drill presses, power saws, grinders, and a variety of welding equipment and hand tools. May also perform minor operations on metal lathes and milling machines.
• Welds high vacuum and high-pressure systems.
• Welds ferrous and non-ferrous fixtures and various types of metal objects and structures using welding techniques in oxygen-acetylene, electric arc, MIG and TIG welding.
• Analyzes plans, drawings, work samples, specifications and work orders to determine work requirements, sequence of welding assignments and personnel needs. Works closely with researchers and machinists in the design and adaptation of research components.
• Estimates material and labor needs on jobs.
• Uses shop crane and forklift.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Must be able to stand for eight hours.
• Must be able to lift and carry heavy objects up to fifty-five pounds.
• Must be able to work in an environment where fumes from oils, forklift exhaust, plasma gases, cutters solvents and other potentially noxious gases are commonplace.
• Must be able to work in a dirty environment with restricted movement for eight hours.
• Must be able to work in an environment in which intense noise is commonplace.
• Must be able to work around materials that may be potentially hazardous.
• Must have 20/20 vision or vision corrected to 20/20.
• Must be able to speak English articulately, read and understand English.
• Must apply safe working practices and any potentially unsafe condition must be reported to a supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Six years of welding experience; OR, completion of an accredited four year welder’s training program; OR, completion of an accredited two year welder’s training program AND two years of welding experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Good working knowledge of mechanical inspection techniques which include the use and care of mechanical inspection equipment.
• Has solid knowledge of metallurgy.
• Has solid knowledge of applicable welding codes.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Trades and Maintenance
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE (Range $14.16-$20.62 Per Hour)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23996
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Larry Acedo
(520) 621-4066

Open Date 09/13/2017
Review Start Date 09/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have six years of welding experience; OR, have you completed an accredited four year welder's training program; OR, have you completed an accredited two year welder's training program AND have two years of welding experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents