Whether you are just beginning your career, contemplating a career
change, or are a seasoned professional looking for a new opportunity to
expand your career, LAUSD offers a variety of non-teaching
opportunities. Our competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, excellent
training, and a professional environment, plus many other incentives,
make up the culture that is LAUSD Classified Employment.
Our service excellence, commitment to training, opportunities for growth,
exposure to new technology and promotion of family-work balance, have
resulted in a demonstrated track record of longevity of service of our
As an employee of the LAUSD, you will join a group of skilled and
dedicated men and women who are working together to serve the
educational interest of the children in our community. If you are looking
for new challenges to take your career further, consider the Los Angeles
Unified School District (LAUSD).
District paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, and
vision for you and your dependents.
Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System
Two Weeks of Paid vacation to start; three weeks after five years of
year-round paid service.
Job Duties/Responsibilities A Welder performs journey-level welding, cutting, and brazing using
electric, heliarc, and oxyacetylene welding equipment in the shop and
Some of the core duties that job incumbents will perform, may require
- Fuses metal parts together for the repair and maintenance of
equipment such as steel furniture, machinery, tanks, pipe tubing,
castings, and motor vehicle body fixtures requiring the use of either
electric, heliarc, or oxyacetylene equipment.
- Lays out fence lines and installs metal fence posts, handrails, fence
fabric, gates, and related parts.
- Fabricates metal structures such as grilles, grates, catwalks, steel
stairs, playground equipment, gates, and boiler stacks from structural
shapes and plates.
- Performs journey-level repairs and/or modifications to structural metal
components of school buildings and structures.
- Adjusts power unit controls for correct voltage and current delivery as
determined by the type of metal to be welded.
- Sets up electric, inert gas shielded arc, or oxyacetylene welding
equipment for operation.
- Connects and adjusts hoses, regulators, and tips for gas welding and
- Attends respiratory protection meetings, including annual respirator
- May assist in preparing material lists, estimating job costs, preparing
job records, and performing surveys.
Minimum Requirements Education:
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent
Successful completion of a recognized welding
apprenticeship program or five years of welding experience in the
building trades, of which one year must have been at the journey-level.
A City of Los Angeles Welder certification for structural steel.
A Welding certification or qualification issued for a nationally-recognized
standard or code in the minimum category of limited thickness 3G or 4G,
vertical-weld progression uphill.
Examples of acceptable certification include:
American Welding Society (A.W.S.)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.)
American Petroleum Institute (A.P.I.)
American National Standards Institute (A.N.S.I.)
A valid California Driver License and use of an automobile.
Special Physical Requirements:
- Manual dexterity and strength to use tools of the trade.
- Ability to stand, walk, bend, crawl, climb, reach overhead, crouch,
kneel, balance, push, pull, and safely lift up to 100 pounds of equipment
- Ability to do physical work under conditions involving temperature
- Ability to work safely in confined spaces.
- Vision sufficient to view work and weld with precision.
- Normal sense of smell to detect potentially hazardous conditions, such
as gas leaks.
- Ability to work safely at heights, including use of ladders, scaffolding,
and other related equipment.
Desirable Qualifications The ideal candidate for this position will possess the knowledge of:
- Standard practices, materials, and processes of the welding trade.
- Types and uses of electric, heliarc, and oxyacetylene welding
- Heating and welding characteristics of various metals and of the fluxes
and materials used in welding.
- Safety regulations and practices in the use and storage of welding
equipment and materials.
Further, the ideal candidate will also possess the ability to:
- Microsoft Word and Outlook.
- Perform welding in accordance with established weld procedure
- Fabricate and weld various types of joints from all positions, using
either electric, heliarc, or oxyacetylene equipment.
- Set up and adjust welding equipment.
- Maintain welding equipment in safe working condition.
- Perform work while wearing protective equipment including respirators
and protective clothing.
- Operate a computer and associated peripheral equipment.
Employment Selection Process Recruitment and assessment for this classification is continuously open.
Applications may be submitted at any time and will remain on file for up
for one year. Applicants will be assessed in the order of the date on
which applications are received. When the needs of the District are met,
this bulletin may be suspended or cancelled without notice.
Candidates who have taken the computer-based
multiple-choice written test in 2018 will be able to re-certify their scores.
The assessment process consists of a Written Test and a Performance
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The Los Angeles Unified School District intends that all qualified persons
shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.
Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing
are available to individuals with disabilities. Please call (213) 241-3455
for more information. The TDD number for individuals with hearing
impairments is (213) 241-8408.
Additional Posting Information Selection and promotion are based on a competitive employment
assessment process. Candidates who pass all parts of the assessment
process are placed on a hiring (eligibility) list based on their assessment
score. Hiring departments may make job offers to candidates on the top
three ranks of the hiring list. Eligibility lasts for 12 months or more or until
the list is exhausted. In addition, the hiring list resulting from this
assessment process may be used to fill open positions in related job