Job Information

University of Utah Welder-Fitter in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/18/2023

Requisition Number PRN37213B

Job Title Welder-Fitter

Working Title Welder-Fitter

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full Time, Day Shift, 40hr Week

VP Area President

Department 00403 - Metals & Machine Shop

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 21.63 to 24.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Provides journeyman level welding services to all University departments through industry standards in engineering, design, layout and fabrication procedures for all ferrous and non-ferrous materials.


Four years previous experience in Tig, Mig, Arc. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. Experience in Sheetmetal Fabrication is a plus.

Incumbents must understand Industrial Standards to determine strength and safety requirements.

A comprehensive examination will be scheduled for evaluation of applicants.

This position is NOT responsible for providing patient care.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Essential Functions

1. Interprets drawings and engineering steps to create a project.

2. Consults customers on design changes and answers questions regarding changes to the blue prints.

3. Determines specific dimensions, materials load ratings, technical specifications and safety requirements for each project.

4. Decides work processes and procedures to meet customer deadlines and cost limitations.

5. Determines type of technical layout needed for each project (radial line, triangulation, round layout and bend allowances).

6. Welds all ferrous and non-ferrous materials to certified standards.

7. Sheetmetal Fabrication skills is a plus.

Problem Solving

Drawings or sketches are assigned to an incumbent and they are then fully responsible for the completion of the job. Direct changes from the specifications or drawings are decided between the welder, the supervisor and the customer.

The welder is responsible for determining the type of layout required to fabricate a job, the machinery to be used to create the best quality end product and the welding selection for strongest, most durable and timely production. These decisions are all made from previous apprenticeship theory and on the job training to the journeyman skill level.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of an approved 4-year, 8,000+ hour accredited apprenticeship program or four years previous experience in tig, arc, acetylene welding, brazing and silver soldering or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. The position also requires extensive experience in radial line, parallel, and triangulation layout procedures. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. Incumbents must have an understanding of Industrial Standards to determine strength and safety requirements. A two-hour comprehensive examination will be scheduled for evaluation of applicants. This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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