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Vacancy: Welder

Blantyre City Council invites application for the position of Welder tenable in the Directorate of Engineering services.

REPORTING :         Assistant Director of Engineering Services (P)

 GRADE :                   M8/S4

 SALARY:                  In line with Terms and Conditions of Services for Blantyre City Council


 Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) and

Successful completion of a relevant apprenticeship program will be a plus.


  • Reading blueprints and drawings and taking measurements to plan layout and procedures
  • Determining the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements
  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)
  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded
  • Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces
  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead)
  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps
  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
  • Carry out planned maintenance checks
  • Respondto emergency calls
  • Conserve resources wherever possible to ensure budgetary integrity and institution’s satisfaction
  • Submit timely reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience as welder
  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA etc.)
  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
  • Deftness/steady hand and great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of different kinds of metal and their properties is essential
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)
  • Proficient in English
  • Self-directed, always looking ahead and is detail-oriented.


Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary Appointments and Disciplinary Committee

Blantyre City Council

Private Bag 67



Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 21st April, 2023