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Senior Welder for Utility Systems


Senior Welder for Utility Systems

  • R0040954
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Trades & Engineering
  • The University of Virginia
Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic, and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair, and maintenance of UVA's buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

We are hiring a Senior Welder for our Utility Systems teams who provide technical support and perform welding and cutting on a variety of metals including carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and plastics such as HDPE, PE, and PVC.

Duties Include:
  • Repairing, maintaining, and installing steam, condensate, heating hot water, chilled water, domestic water, storm, sanitary sewer, vents, plumbing fixtures, gas, and similar systems; pipefitting;
  • Welding to ANSI/ASTM B31.1 X-ray standard for heating distribution piping and other applications;
  • Fabricating piping and structural supports;
  • General work on equipment or systems in plants, steam tunnels, and the utility infrastructure;
  • Anticipating job requirements and ordering materials;
  • Completing all welds to X-ray quality and drawing requirements;
  • Increasing familiarity of area equipment and piping systems of all buildings.
  • Notifying customers and supervisors of status of work and any complications, which will change the schedule.
  • Providing technical guidance and training to Welders and inspecting the quality of work. Maintaining accurate records of work.
  • Promoting responsibility and efficient work among team members by giving clear and descriptive instructions.
  • Fostering a safe work environment by instructing and monitoring compliance of OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Responding to emergency calls and overtime requirements for various jobs.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Seven [7] years of pipe welding experience required, with four [4] years of experience in plumbing or mechanical trades required.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and having a considerable understanding of various pipe distribution systems is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of plasma cutting, cutting torches, soldering and silver soldering, as well as rigging pipe and associated materials to successfully complete projects is essential.
  • Ability to weld using GTAW, SMAW, GMAW processes.

  • Ability to pass ASME Section 9 B31.1 X-Ray welding test is required within six [6] months of the start date.
  • A valid driver's license is required.


The anticipated hiring range for this position is $28.00 - $32.00 per hour ($58,240 - $66,560 per year). Possibly eligible for Working Conditions Pay Differential of $2 per hour, when appropriate. This is a full-time position with UVA benefits . Employee benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

For this position, the selected candidate will need to complete the required background checks prior to the start date of the position.

Physical Demands:

The employee must be able to variously sit, stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, crawl, stoop, bend, squat, lift, pull, and use both hands-on repetitive tasks (including overhead tasks). The employee must have normal vision and hearing (correctable), and for some areas of employment, color vision and sense of smell.

To Apply:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition R0040954. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the following Required materials:
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, email address and telephone number).

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS into the CV/Resume box, into which multiple documents can be uploaded. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration .***

This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marcus Rozier, Academic Recruiter, at hjv5vm@virginia.edu .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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