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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is skilled work involving efficient performance of a variety of welding tasks, either while functioning as an assistant to, or under the supervision of, a journey level welder or mechanic of a higher classification. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Assists in welding bumpers, fenders, and motor and gear casings;
  • Assists in repairs of broken parts of trucks, cars, graders, mowers, etc.;
  • Assists in reinforcing weak spots in machinery and apparatus;
  • Assists in welding of gasoline tanks, platforms and machinery;
  • Assists in rebuilds and replacements of broken frames on equipment;
  • Assists in dismantling and reassembling equipment to be welded;
  • Assists by tempering and sharpening tool bits, picks and shovels;
  • May operate a motor vehicle with snow plow, sander and other attachments in the removal of snow and ice;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of complex construction equipment; ability to do brazing and welding with acetylene or electric equipment; ability to work from plans, specifications and oral instructions; good motor, hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity.


Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and verifiable experience with operation of oxyacetylene and electric arc welding machines.


  1. Possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State, appropriate for the type of equipment to be operated.
  2. Access to transportation is required to perform field work responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.



Non-Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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