Texas A&M UniversityDepartment
Geochemical & Environmental Research GroupProposed Minimum Salary
$15.98 hourlyJob Location
College Station, TexasJob Type
StaffJob Description Our Commitment
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values . Who we are
The Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) is a center of excellence in applied geosciences within the College of Geosciences of Texas A&M University. GERG, founded in 1981, focuses on applied interdisciplinary research in the ocean and environmental sciences. As part of GERG's mission in education, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to interact with GERG's scientists and staff in their study and research. Students at GERG are mentored and advised in their study and research in many areas by the staff and scientists at GERG. GERG benefits from the leadership developed by the students and the dynamic and diversity of student activities. What we want
The Welder - Facilities Specialist II, is responsible for helping to maintain the welding and machine shop areas as well as the outdoor and indoor storage areas at GERG.Helps with fabrication and welding of buoy systems, and mooring systems. Helps with the mobilization and demobilization of field projects. Helps with work at sea, when required. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity. What you need to know
This position requires a Jack of all trades with very good welding skills and mechanical ability; This is a 12 month, full time Temporary position. COVID-19 information:
Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process. Required Education and Experience:
Required Licenses and Certifications:
- Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in related field
- Four years of mechanical or industrial maintenance facility experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must have a State of Texas class C vehicle operators license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
- Knowledge of Forklift operation and tig and mig welding techniques for aluminum, stainless steel and mild steel
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
- Must be able to lift, move, push, and/or pull moderate weighted objects
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
- Three years' experience with welding of aluminum and completion of technical courses in welding
- Three years in mechanical or industrial maintenance or residential/commercial painting
- Completion of a federally certified welding apprentice program
- Experience with short bed lathe
- Experience working at sea
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Welding Certificate from an accredited program
- Trailer operation and towing knowledge
- Must have a strong initiative and be self motivated
- Knowledge of construction and upkeep of building exteriors and interiors
- Oceanographic Equipment - Performs welding and cutting of steel and aluminum for fabrication of oceanographic equipment. Helps with the mobilization and demobilization of field projects.
- Vehicles - Helps with the maintenance and repair of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical equipment. Manages inventory of supplies and equipment. Initiates purchase orders for parts, supplies, and equipment. Will drive to alternative job sites, including down to the coast, as well as to retrieve supplies from off-site locations.
- Building Maintenance Non-custodial - Is responsible for helping to maintain the welding and machine shop areas as well as the outdoor and indoor storage areas at GERG. Keeps welding and machine shop areas clean and organized. Maintains outdoor storage area. On occasions, helps with plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and structural systems.
Instructions to Applicants:
- Work at Sea - Helps with the deployment and recovery of buoy systems at sea. Performs other duties as assigned.
Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institutions verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutions procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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