UNIFOR - Welder

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: 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 Welder is responsible for the installation, fabrication and repair of equipment and maintaining related records.


  • Welds new installations, repairs and fabricates equipment using equipment and techniques such as: oxy-acetelyne, electric arc, heli-arc, MIG and TIG welding.
  • Repairs steam coils, refrigeration coils, structural steel, pipe work, etc., which involves welding separately or in combination: aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron and other exotic alloys.
  • Performs welder duties in confined areas and at heights as required.
  • Maintains materials, stock and 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 as a high pressure electric arc welder, issued by the Manitoba Department of Labour.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • At least five years of related experience after receiving journeyman's certificate.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain records as required.
  • Ability to read and work off blueprints.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and contractors.
  • Ability to work independently.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work in tight areas.Must be able to work on scaffolds.


  • Must take tests as required by the Department of Labour to perform pressure vessel fabrication and boiler repair in accordance with ASME specifications.

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."