Salary: $4,968.00 – $5,756.00 Monthly
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Closing Date: 10/17/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Capital Asset Management Program (CAMP) – Lacey Construction Shop
Lacey, Washington – Thurston County 

Join the Lacey Construction shop and ensure the efficient operation and upkeep of facilities and equipment. With your expertise in welding, carpentry, and plumbing you will fabricate parts and assemblies from drawings, sketches, verbal instructions, and order materials.

Picture yourself, 

Welding and making repairs to various metal structures using various types of welds and gasses.

With your experience, 

You will assist in the repairs of buildings, sheds, and concrete forms such as boat launches and other fish way structures. 

We are seeking a candidate, 

Who models WDFW values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

Some of what our Journey Level Welder & Fabricator will enjoy doing, 


  • Construct and weld what the customer is wanting from blueprints or measurements from the field. To include some knowledge of aluminum welding and framing. 
  • Cut different pipe material; aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, to make the product to weld or plate.  
  • Operate a variety of fabrication shop equipment such as oxyacetylene, arc welders, hand or electric pipe threaders, grinding wheels, buffers and drill presses.


  • Set up and weld piping manifolds and metal stairways, machinery guards, brackets, braces, and heavy construction equipment. 
  • Lay out work for various welding jobs, and work from verbal requests, rough sketches, plans, or blueprints.


  • Develop drawings and plan on-site for solutions for new installation or repairs.  


  • Assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of pipes, valves, manifolds, and sluice, knife, over and under gates. 
  • Assist in disassembling valves, replacing worn parts on various equipment and reassembly. 


  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Duties are performed in a fabrication shop and on occasion at construction sites in hatcheries and wildlife areas. 
    • Will work in inclement weather on rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and confined and difficult to reach spaces.
    • Will bend, stoop, squat, twist, push, pull, and occasionally lift 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project site. 
    • Welding activities will include exposure to chemicals such as paint, solvents, glues and gases, hot work dangers, use of heavy machinery, overhead cranes, and welding/mechanical tools such as torches, welders, lathes, and milling machines. 
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations.
    • Some tasks will involve sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Schedule:
    • Typically, 6:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday.
    • Work overtime as needed/requested. This may include overnight stays, evening, and weekend work.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Travel required will range between 20-40% depending on season.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Basic hand tools, power tools such as drills, roto hammers, cut off saws, circular saws, hydraulic punch, metal band saws, welders, cutting torch, plasma cutter, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, welding hoods (including papers) chainsaws, powered motors, automotive equipment, and trailers.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Frequent interactions between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Agency customers and vendors.


  • Completion of a recognized welder apprenticeship. 


  • Completion of a course at a welder’s training school. 


  • Four (4) years of experience in welding trade. 


  • One (1) year of experience as a journey-level worker in building and equipment maintenance, construction, or repair work with aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. 


  • Valid Driver’s License.


Recognized Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) Certification.

Knowledge of: 

  • Characteristics of ferrous and non-ferrous metals (aluminum) under welding conditions. 
  • Principles and operation of oxyacetylene and arc welding equipment. 
  • Fluxes and hardening agents. 
  • Fundamentals of heat treatment. 
  • Standards for welding high pressure boilers, steam lines, and other potentially hazardous equipment. 
  • Basic computer skills. 

Ability to: 

  • Read and work from blueprints, plans, and sketches. 
  • Use oxyacetylene and arc equipment in all welding positions.

Application Information

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references. 

For more information and to apply:

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