This vacancy is located in the Maintenance Department at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, Jackson, LA. ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised or residential, outpatient and inpatient services.

  • This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System within 90 days of closing.

The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time, temporary WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed. Please list all work experience.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact:
Brian Haines
LDH- ELMHS Human Resources
Jackson, LA 70748


Three years of experience in the welding trade.


Training in the welding trade will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience on a month for month basis.

Completion of a Technical Diploma or Associate of Applied Science welding program from a Louisiana Technical or Community College or equivalent program from other institutions will substitute for two years of the required experience.


The Technical Diploma and Associate of Applied Science welding programs offered by Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) schools consist of 45-75 credit hours of coursework. Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) and Technical Competency Area (TCA) credentials offered by LCTCS schools are not equivalent programs and will be credited under the first substitution.


Code certification in accordance with API Standard 1104 or ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code may be required.

Function of Work:
To independently perform specialized welding or cutting operations on materials, tools, and equipment. To supervise subordinate welders on project basis.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a foreman or superintendent.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional over subordinate helpers, welders, apprentices, etc.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Welder by performance of complex, difficult, and specialized assignments (i.e. aluminum, non-ferrous, stainless steel).

Differs from Welder Foreman by lack of responsibility for assigning and inspecting work in addition to instructing subordinates.

Performs specialized welding the areas of aluminum, non-ferrous, and stainless steel.

Requisition materials.

Preheats and cleans metal.

Lays out, cuts, and fits materials for welding.

Welds machinery and equipment.

Perform as cutting and welding operations on structural steel.

Brazes various non-ferrous and ferrous metals.

Inspects brushes and grinds welds.

Sharpens and tempers tools and does general repair work on graders and other road equipment. Directs and trains helpers.

Fabricates, designs, and lays out welded objects.

Perform as all duties of a Welder.

Performs code certified welding on high pressure lines in accordance with API Standard 1104 or ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Represents, on a statewide basis, the Department of Transportation Marine Maintenance Unit to render assistance to Marine Equipment in preventive maintenance, equipment inspection, and maintenance programs and in the supervision of shipyard repairs.

Conducts on-site preventive maintenance and safety inspections of light and heavy marine equipment, writes reports on equipment condition, and recommends corrective action.

Assist in conducting Coast Guard Inspections and Department of Transportation and Development pre-inspections of Marine Vessels. Discusses the needs for various types of marine equipment with Supervisors and others; makes recommendations for specifications for purchase of equipment including revising and updating current specifications.

Maintains inventory on marine equipment showing location, physical history, and current mechanical condition.