|Department:||Maintenance & Construction|
|Minimum Age Requirments:||Must be at least 18 years of age to apply|
Under general supervision, the Welder is responsible for performing skilled welding in the repair, modification, and fabrication of Company equipment and facilities. The welder is responsible for welding duties and work associated with the erection, repairs, refurbishment, modification, and/or construction of amusement rides or devices in accordance with recognized national codes and Company policies and procedures. Work and duties include welding assignments dealing with the repair, fabrication and/or maintenance of Park buildings, offices, housing, food service equipment, games equipment, and other various assignments as assigned by management.
Job Requirements/Essential Functions of the Job:
- The Welder will be working around high noise levels resulting from amusement rides and power equipment required to perform the job. The Welder must be able to remain focused on the job while dealing with interruptions from guests and/or other employee contact.
- The Welder must be able to operate equipment and make repairs on the Park following the Company’s policies and procedures.
- During training periods, the Welder must be able to read and assimilate information provided in the maintenance and construction manual, the Seasonal Employee Handbook, the Lagoon Policies and Procedures Manual, purchased equipment manuals and drawings, as well as to comprehend verbal instructions from trainers.
- The Welder will perform skilled welding work in the fabrication and repair of metal equipment for Park facilities and amusement rides including parts, gates, fences, doors, railings, grates, tools, and other items as needed
- Plans the details of working procedure by determining replacement needs or new material required for developing a logical approach to correct the problem.
- Performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of welding theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials and principles of operation of welding equipment. Starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with Company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
- Advises and cautions operators and mechanics about potential problems and inherent dangers involved.
- Notifies Construction Manager of potentially dangerous equipment noted and corrective action taken.
- The Welder must respond to emergency situations as needed and/or as assigned for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
- The Welder must be willing to conform to Lagoon’s grooming and personal hygiene requirements and wear the proper issued uniform. A neat, clean, professional appearance is required at all times.
- The Welder must be willing and able to perform all other job duties and assignments as assigned by management.
- Each Welder will be dealing with all levels of the Maintenance Division and all other departments to which the Electrician is related.
- The Welder may be part of a mechanical team on major installations and Park projects, working with other trades such as machinist, mechanic, electricians, carpenters, and plumbers, etc.
Due to the nature of the Company’s business, the Welder may be required to work for longer than normal work periods. The work schedule will vary from an average of 0-20 hours per week during the off-season, to an average of 0-50 hours per week during the operating season. The Welder must be willing and able to work variable hours, five-six days a week from as early as 6:00 a.m. to as late as 1:00 a.m. including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Seasonal employees agree to work as scheduled by the Company.
- Welding experience is preferred.
- Must have a current Driver’s License.
- Job Qualifications are stated in essential functions of the job description. Each Welder must be able to accomplish the essential functions in order to be competent in the job. Other qualifications not specifically noted in the essential functions of the job include: Education, certifications, registrations, licenses, special equipment skills, software experience, language skills, working conditions, physical demands, work schedule demands, work location requirements, and hazardous materials knowledge.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required. High degree of attention and care is required to prevent injury to others.
- Able to learn and understand all policies and procedures pertinent to departmental operations and the job.
- Able to learn, comprehend, maintain, and enforce the company’s policies and procedures.
- Able to make quick and effective decisions.
- Able to communicate effectively with the guests and employees in a professional and friendly manner.
- Able to complete simple math calculations when filling out payroll time records, taking measurements, and performing maintenance.
- Able to follow verbal and written instructions to perform specific tasks.
- Able to work independently as well productively as a member of a team.
- Able to follow safety practices and be safety conscious.
- Able to follow verbal and written directions.
- Able to implement general policies, procedures, and standards set forth by the Company which are described and detailed in the maintenance manual and park manual.
- Maintain sensitivity to all of the policies adopted and established by the Company.
- Able to follow verbal and written instructions to perform specific tasks.
- Protect the Company from loss of assets.
- Use tools and equipment properly to avoid damage, loss, or injury.
- Clean job site and work area daily or more often as needed.
- Verify tools and equipment are maintained, cleaned, secured, and stored properly at the end of each shift.
- Watch for and report any unsafe working conditions.
- Be safety conscious.
- Use designated safety equipment.
- Remain current on changes within the amusement park industry and ASTM amusement ride or device standards.
- Respond quickly to unusual situations during operation, including power failure, fire alarms, guest evacuation, and assistance per the company’s policies and procedures.
- Verify that work in progress and the job site are protected (protected from the public and the public is protected).
- Able to climb ladders, climb on rides, and complete daily electrical ride safety check sheets.
- Perform inspection checklists faithfully and honestly according to procedures.
- Disassemble/Reassemble rides and equipment as per the Company’s policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in the Welding trade; installation, operation, and maintenance of Welding equipment, apparatus, and instruments; laws, codes, rules, and standards pertaining to welding; safe work practices related to the building trades and welding work.
- Ability to examine problems, identify source of problems, and determine method for repair; plan and organize work; complete basic electrical tasks; read, interpret, and work from plans and diagrams; work with limited supervision; work cooperatively with others.
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. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Able to regularly use hands to finger, handle, and feel.
- Must have full use of hands, arms and legs to reach, operate equipment and climb on rides and attractions to perform repairs and ride safety checks.
- Able to move equipment which would include significant pushing, pulling, bending, and lifting.
- Able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Able to sit, climb, or balance.
- Able to walk quickly to/from job locations up to 1 (one) kilometer distance.
- Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
- Must have good hearing and visual acuity to observe unusual sound or noise from rides or equipment and/or variation of ride or equipment operation, speed, or performance.
- Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Able to read and understand maintenance ride checklists.
- Able to work from maintenance work order system.
- Able to speak to give other employees and guests verbal instructions.
- Able to work in a considerably noisy environment from equipment and amusement rides.
- Able to perform work duties outside in varying weather conditions prevalent at the time.
- Requires early arrivals and/or late night departures.