Minimum Qualifications Must have at least four years of satisfactory full-time experience working under a skilled journey-level welder which would provide training equivalent to that gained in an apprenticeship program. Must have New York State Department of Transportation Welder Certification valid for unlimited thickness and vertical, horizontal, and overhead welding (all welding positions). Must obtain a valid Commercial Driver License Class B before completing probation.
Duties Description The Bridge Welder, under general supervision, performs high-level structural maintenance and repair and all types of welding on Thruway structures, including other high-level bridges; fabricates bridge members and accessories in the shop and in the field; supervises helpers and laborers engaged in major steel repairs to bridges; using shop drawings and plans, fabricates steel members, catwalks, ladders and light fixtures and installs such items on high-level bridges using scaffolds and boatswain chair which the employee has rigged; works as a blacksmith and welder in fabricating special purpose tools and making repairs to equipment; and may be assigned to supervise other journey-level workers in the absence of a supervisor.
Additional Comments This is a NYS Thruway Authority Unit 1 Teamsters position:
Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Coverage.
Dental and Vision Coverage.
13 Paid Holidays, 4 of which are floating holidays, which are credited in July each year for use from July 1st through June 30th.
Vacation, Sick and Personal Accruals.
Sick Leave is credited at the rate of one-half day each biweekly pay period up to a total of 165 days.
Sick Leave Incentive Plan – Employees who have not accumulated 165 sick days and have not used sick leave during the periods of January 1st to June 30th or July 1st to December 31st, each year, may receive two days of pay for each six-month period. Employees who have a sick leave balance of 165 days, and continuously maintain that balance for each six-month period, may receive four days of pay for each six-month period.
Employees with 20+ years of continuous Authority/State service may receive up to an additional five days of vacation leave accruals annually.
Membership in the New York State and Local Retirement System, as well as optional enrollment in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.
Tuition Assistance Program which reimburses 90% of tuition costs for approved courses up to 15 credit hours per year.
New York's 529 College Savings Program, which provides New York families with a tax-advantaged way to save for college.
Flexible Spending Program, which allows employees to set aside pre-tax payroll deductions for eligible health care and dependent care expenses.
Service Award Payments - Upon completion of 10 years of Authority service, eligible employees will receive a 10-year Service Award Payment. Payments are then awarded every five years as noted in the contract until 30 years of Authority service is reached. Service Awards have a positive impact on retirement.
Employees are paid bi-weekly, with no lag time.
Some positions will be eligible for downstate and/or geographical pay depending on location and title.
The New York State Thruway Authority is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, familial status, citizen or immigration status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status. The Thruway Authority is committed to a workplace free from discrimination based on the referenced characteristics and other federal and state protected characteristics.
The New York State Thruway Authority provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Development at email@example.com or call (518) 471-4321.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this vacancy, please submit a resume and any other documents for proof of eligibility to the contact information in this announcement. Please include the Vacancy ID and title of the position you are applying for in your email.