WELDER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Aluminum Welder, Assembly Line Brazer, Brazer, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, Solderer, Sub Arc Operator, Welder, Wirer

JOB TASKS

  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.

  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.

  • Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.

  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.

  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $21.25/hr. $44,190 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Average (3% to 4%)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 43,400

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High School/Equivalency – Technical Training

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