Under direction, in a State Correctional Facility in the Department of Corrections, to perform sheet metal construction and repair work to maintain the safety of persons and property; instruct, lead or supervise inmates; and to perform other related work.
Constructs, installs, maintains, inspects and repairs sheet metal parts; develops, cuts, forms, and fastens common sheet metals into various sheet metal objects; maintains a sheet metal shop; advises in the selection, ordering and storing of sheet metal supplies and equipment; makes rough sketches and estimates the costs of new sheet metal work; keeps simple records and makes reports; consults with other tradespeople; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
Experience: Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in sheet metal work. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship program may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion of a recognized apprenticeship before they may be appointed.)
Experience: Four years of experience as a sheet metal worker including experience such as constructing, installing, maintaining, inspecting and repairing sheet metal parts; preparing, forming and fastening sheet metal into various sheet metal objects; and maintaining a sheet metal shop. and Education: Completion of 576 hours of formalized technical instruction relating to sheet metal work offered by such established programs as: Job Corps; Skill Centers; ROP; Trades Schools; Military and JTPA (Joint Training Partnership Act). (An associate of arts degree or certificate of completion in metals industry technology may be substituted for the 576 hours of technical instruction.) Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment. (Two years of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for required education.)
Knowledge of: Principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in sheet metal work including safety practices; various sheet metals and their characteristics and uses.
Skill in: Laying out, developing and performing sheet metal work.
Ability to: Do arc and acetylene welding and brazing; make rough sketches and make estimates of materials and labor; read blueprints and work from plans and specifications; keep simple records and make reports; follow oral and written directions and work cooperatively with others; instruct and lead unskilled assistants; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.
Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or inmates.
Assignments include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.