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Pipe Welder - City Distribution Division - SFPUC (7360)

Recruitment: RTF0122188-01072403

Published: January 27, 2023


Brandon Bradley -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 7360-Pipe Welder
Salary range: $116,792.00 - $141,986.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


  • Application Opening: January 12, 2023
  • Application Deadline: February 3, 2023 (Extended)
  • Compensation Range: $110,344 - $134,160
  • Recruitment ID: RTF0122188-01072403 (122189)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

  • The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months. 


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. 
To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at

Role description

Project Name: Potable Water Service Line Connections                   

Position Description:

Under general supervision, operates acetylene and electric arc welding equipment in connection with the installation, repairing and maintenance of water distribution pipelines and related facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Operates all types of welding and metal working machinery necessary to the repair and maintenance of all pipelines, pumping stations and water treatment equipment.

2. Lays out pipe and constructs pipe specials, such as offsets, bends, sleeves, reducers, tanks and meter batteries.

3. Performs repairs, by electric arc welding, acetylene welding, brazing or silver soldering, all types of valves, tools, leak pumps, construction and storage equipment.

4. Performs cuts, fits and welds pipes; repairs leaks and makes templates.

5. Manufactures emergency repair items, such as leak bands, tapping tees, gate rings and common vault cover.

6. Makes various types of mechanical pipe connections, such as threaded, flanged, flared and compression.

7. Constructs and maintains special truck bodies.

8. Performs related duties as required.

Nature of Work:

Work requires physical effort and manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; requires continuous exposure to working conditions where injuries may be encountered; requires ability to work in inclement weather; perform emergency repairs nights, weekends, and holidays; must be able to work in damp enclosed places, heights (up to 220 feet) or confined spaces; climb in and out of ditches, and lift and carry 50 pounds.

How to qualify

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

Experience and License:

1. Five (5) years experience as a welder using oxyacetylene and electric arc welding methods which must include one (1) year as a welder on high pressure pipelines.

2. Possession of a Class C Driver's License.


One(1) year of training from a recognized trade school or union welding program in electric arc and oxyacetylene welding may be substituted for one(1) year of experience.

Verification of Education and Experience:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at:

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

What else should I know?

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

    Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Human Resources Analyst, Brandon Bradley at

    CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

    The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.