District Welder Entry Level

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is Northern Utah’s Regional Water Supplier for: treated municipal water, wholesale irrigation water, retail secondary irrigation water, untreated industrial water and groundwater replacement water. We proudly serve the water needs in Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan and Box Elder counties.

We offer excellent benefits including a wellness program, pension, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, health, dental, vision, HRA, life, LTD insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Every employee at Weber Basin is responsible for fostering an organizational culture that is based on the District's core values of Collaboration, Ownership, Mutual Respect, Professionalism, Appreciation, Safety, and Sustainability.


Under the general supervision of the Department Manager, Superintendent, and/or Crew Chief, performs independents killed work in the welding field directly related to a variety of District assets. Duties include responsibility for safely and efficiently performing welds of varying degrees on all types of water related infrastructure and equipment. All work shall be performed in compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements to maintain the infrastructure and equipment at an acceptable operating level and with sustained reliability for the District to meet its operational and water delivery goals and commitments.

This position is classified as safety sensitive and is subject to random drug testing.

JOB FUNCTIONS (Not necessarily a comprehensive list.)

  • Welding Related Activities 50% to 75%. Performs other labor-intensive duties such as pipeline repair, pipe clamshell installations, wrapper plate fabrication, flange installations using primarily stick weld supplemented by MIG when appropriate. Shall be familiar with industry standard welding procedures for various host metals including mild steel, stainless, and aluminum. Requirements shall also include general fabrication for various projects not related to pipe installation and repair including intake screen construction, diversion structure repair, access fabrication …etc.
  • Follows industry standards for all safety procedures related to welding and fabrication work conducted.
  • Sets up and operates arc welding machine or other electric arc welding equipment that welds together parts of metal products as specified by blueprints, layouts, welding procedures, and operating charts.
  • Welds metal parts using gas welding machine or other welding equipment.
  • Lays out, fits, and welds fabricated, cast, and forged components.
  • Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair machine parts, plant equipment, motors, etc.
  • Maintenance Worker 25% to 50%. Supports Department initiatives through operation of 10-wheel dump trucks, performs miscellaneous transmission and distribution pipe installations and repairs with varying pipe materials from plastic, metallic based to concrete, prepares pipe trenches along-side Maintenance Workers.
  • Operates specialized heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, rubber tire backhoes, trenching equipment, snow plows, and other similar equipment in the construction, maintenance, and repair of District facilities.
  • Performs installation of repair of water service connections, meters, repairs or replaces water meters, cleans and maintains storage tanks, pumps houses, and checks pressure relief valve stations.
  • Assists in the maintenance of District heavy equipment, dump trucks, fleet trucks, trailers and miscellaneous tools and small equipment.
  • Performs and support general district maintenance worker related activities up to and including pipeline system repair and replacement including air-vacuum valves, isolation valves, meter systems, access vaults, and other related infrastructure.
  • Performs general maintenance functions such as placing and finishing concrete, general carpentry, plumbing, instrument repair, and other related activities as required.
  • Attends routine safety meetings, participates in pre-job safety briefings, and assists with maintaining and creating a safe work environment in all job settings including proper donning of appropriate personal protective equipment necessary for the respective task.
  • Participates in District safety training program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE: Job functions are subject to change depending on District needs and the individual in this position may be required to perform other jobs. Any of the herein-stated requirements and conditions are subject to approval and/or waiver by the General Manager. The regular work schedule is subject to change depending on the District needs for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS(The education and experience requirements for this job may be satisfied by any acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.)

Education: High school graduation or equivalent with completed courses in industrial arts or general vocational education with preference given towards individuals with an Associates Degree in mechanical engineering technology, welding and fabrication engineering, welding fabrication and inspection or similar.

Experience: Approximately two years related welding experience with preference given towards candidates with direct pipeline welding experience including new installations, repair, and general maintenance practices utilizing industry approved welding procedures

Shall have a minimum of two years’ prior direct welding experience including any of the following: general fabrication, pipe repair, and/or structural welding. Shall be familiar with both stick and arc welding and be proficient in both methods. Shall be required to obtain pipe welding certifications within six months of hire in the positions as described in both fillet and groove. Experience may be substituted with equivalent education.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of the tools, materials, and equipment employed in the welding trade; considerable knowledge of relevant safety practices and procedures.

Skills: Skill in the use of specialized hand and power tools and welding equipment.

Abilities: Ability to read plans, specifications, blueprints; ability to learn and apply safety principles basic to the welding trade; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to work effectively with other District personnel in a construction environment.

Special Requirements: Preference will be given towards candidates with American Welding Society Pipe Welding Certifications (ASME or API acceptable as well). Certifications shall be for both fillet and groove. Related pipe welding certification shall be required to be obtained within six months of hire.

Other Qualifications: Must have and maintain a valid Utah driver’s license and an acceptable driving record per District policy. Must obtain a Class A, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 3 months of hire.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Mental Demands: Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and critical thinking.

Physical Demands: Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing are essential to performing required job functions. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exists. Daily local travel required in normal course of job performance.

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

The employee must be able to lift or carry weight, with or without assistance, or exert force as follows:

Regularly: 1 to 25 pounds

Occasionally: 26 to 50 pounds

Rarely: Over 50 pounds


The District provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable law. Weber Basin Water Conservancy District will not refuse to hire a disabled individual who is capable of performing the essential requirements of the position with reasonable accommodations when they do not create an undue hardship.

Any applicant who is chosen as the top candidate for the position will be required to submit to a physical examination to determine if he/she is able to perform job-related functions and submit to and pass a background and motor vehicle records check. Hiring is also conditioned upon submission to and successfully passing of a urine test to screen for the presence of drugs and alcohol.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.22 to $27.87 /hour

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction


  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift
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