Lyon Shipyard


1st, 2nd and 3rd class levels are based on proficiency, knowledge, skills and abilities. Ability to learn all types of welding using various processes.  This will include; Oxyacetylene, Metallic Arc, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Ensures that yard safety rules and regulations are carried out. Carries out other duties as assigned by the shop supervisor for the following shops;


  • Tech Weld Shop


Duties and responsibilities


(Duties and responsibilities, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.) 

  1. Ability to learn complete the Welding process and make adjustments to the welding apparatus depending on the type of weld being performed. 
  2. Ability to regulate gas pressure, select the proper torch tip, pre and post heat as required and weld butt, lap, fillet joints in flat, vertical and overhead positions.
  3. Complete welds on mild steel, carbon steel, cast iron, copper, and their alloys by fusion and adhesion, as well as braze and solder ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  4. To learn and gain the ability to use jigs, clamps and positioners as well as select electrode.
  5. Receive job assignments from supervisor and carries out assignments as directed.
  6. Required to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  7. Must be able to speak to others to convey information effectively so that the job can be completed in the manner it should be.
  8. Have the ability to see details at close range while he/she is doing his/her job functions.
  9. Must have the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  10. Have the ability to make precise coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

Must be certified in three position A361/2” plate by stick