UNIFOR - Senior Welder

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Senior Welder
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services, and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under general supervision, the Senior Welder is responsible for the efficient operation of the welding shops, installation, fabrication and repair of equipment, supervision of subordinate staff, estimating time and material requirements for the jobs and maintaining related records.


  • Welds new installations and performs any equipment repairs requiring hard welding techniques.
  • Estimates time and materials required for specific jobs.
  • Repairs steam coils, refrigeration coils, pipe work, etc.
  • Fabricates items of equipment required by Univerity departments.
  • Supervises subordinate Welders and Helpers.
  • Maintains related records as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must possess a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Welder (including high-pressure welding) issued by the Manitoba Department of Labour.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


At least five years of related experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read blue prints and drawings and estimate material requirements.
  • Ability to supervise and relate well with subordinate staff members.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and contractors.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work in tight and confined areas.
  • Must be capable of working on scaffolds, swing stages and in aerial truck devices.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."