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Salary Range

$39,707 - $53,206 depending upon qualifications

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

This is a combination of supervision and skilled work at the journeyman level in the welding of pipelines and meter sets in the construction and repair of gas pipelines.
An employee in this class is responsible for repairing, maintaining and welding pipelines by use of acetylene or electric arc welding methods.  Work is performed with latitude for independent action in accordance with the requirements of the work order.  Work is reviewed by inspection of work in progress and upon completion.

This job serves as Crew Supervisor and exercises supervision over skilled and semi-skilled personnel engaged in construction and maintenance of the City’s natural gas system; and other temporary staff as assigned.

Job Duties

Lays out pipe; welds joints of pipe on service or main line; wraps pipe with tape; welds tapping tee on service and main lines; pressure tests weld.
Prepares and checks equipment including rods and electrodes, torch acetylene rods, gas and oxygen, pipe and welding truck, arc welder, pipe cutters and threaders, slag hammer, striker, ball peen, tip drill and circle cutter.
Helps fill in a bell hole and service line ditch.
Assists service person in finding gas leaks when necessary.
Instructs and directs helper when assigned.
Assists with maintenance and painting of valves, meters, gas vents and signposts.
Performs related duties as required.
Supervises others in performing these and related tasks in compliance with the city’s “operation qualification” program.

Job Qualifications

(A) Considerable knowledge of welding, cutting and brazing practices and processes; knowledge of metals, their composition and properties and the methods of identifying and welding them; considerable knowledge of gas system operation, standards and practices.

(B) Basic leadership/supervisory skills; skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

(C) Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to observe proper safety precautions; ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public; ability to drive and operate light equipment under varying conditions; ability to set up and adjust oxyacetylene, electric arc and other welding apparatus; ability to read and work from blueprints.

Job Education

(A) Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; and

(B) API Certification or DOT Appendix C Certification for welding gas lines or the ability to obtain certification within 60 days of appointment; and

(C) Considerable experience in oxyacetylene and electric arc welding on gas or petroleum lines; and in the building and installation of plastic (“PE”) gas pipe; or

(D) Any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Job Computer Skills

Valid Class A CDL Georgia Driver’s License and acceptable Motor vehicle record for past 3 years.  Must be insurable by City of Covington motor vehicle insurance carrier.
Motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, medium duty (over 26,000 GVWR), trailers, trenches, backhoes, helium welder, tamper, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices.

City Of Covington Department


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