Website US Army Corps of Engineers

Welder Job Highlights

Title Welder
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Salary $27.23 to $31.78 per hour
Function Manufacturing/Management
Location Louisville, KY, United States
Company US Army Corps of Engineers

Company Profile

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.

Job Profile

Aspiring candidates who are currently a permanent, Federal employee or have other appointment eligibility(s) as an internal candidate, can apply for this vacancy number SWGJ212888673463 for status candidates.

Note: This is a full-time seasonal position

Educational Qualification

Work Experience

  • They should have either paid or unpaid experience that includes volunteer work done through National Service programs and other organizations.

Note: There is no specific length of training or experience required.

Employment Conditions

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • The business travel requirement is 75%.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing.
  • This position requires a pre-employment physical exam.
  • This position requires a valid State motor vehicles operators’ license.
  • This position requires obtaining and maintain the American Welding Society (AWS) Code D1.1 welder’s certificate.
  • This position requires lifting objects weighing up to 50 and up to 100 pounds.
  • This position requires obtaining and maintain all Corps of Engineers licenses.

Evaluation Criteria

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories i.e. Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified. Veteran preference eligible is listed ahead of non-preference eligible within each quality category.

Required Documents

Your Resume: The resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.

Other Supporting Documents:

Cover Letter, optional;
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable;
Submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible.


  • Interpret technical data of various types of drawing manuals, specifications, blueprints and sketches, etc. which contribute to the accomplishment of the job.
  • Operate and control the various movements of the crane and load to avoid quick drops, jerks, or sudden movements which may cause cables to break or loads to fall.
  • Operate forklifts in uneven conditions to unload vehicles and move materials outside storage yards.
  • Perform welding duties such as pre-heating, brazing and bead welding, tack welding, flame-cutting, pressure welding, and heat-treating.
  • Use electric, oxyacetylene, oxyhydrogen gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, and gas carbon arc welding processes to weld metal parts.
  • Use templates, jigs, blueprints, and other guides to repair, modify or fabricate metal items.
  • Utilize a variety of hand and power tools to position, bend, shape, or modify assemblies or components in a safe and effective manner to accomplish assigned work.


  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
  • Dexterity and safety
  • Knowledge of metals
  • Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Use of measuring instruments


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Employer’s Statement

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

To apply for this job please visit www.usajobs.gov.

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