Fitter/Welder, Welder-Fitter, Maintenance Welder, Fabricator, Welder, Welder/Fabricator, Fabrication Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Aluminum Welder, MIG Welder (Metal Inert Gas Welder)
What is a
A Welder takes various metal components and uses intense heat to fuse them together to form a final product. They use multiple welding machines to repair and maintain metal equipment and structures of various sizes according to diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes for projects.
Welders set up, operate and maintain welding equipment. They must understand and implement personal and company safety measures by wearing specialized goggles, helmets and gloves.
Operation and Control
Complex Problem Solving
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What Will You Do as a
Operate welding equipment.
Lay out parts to prepare for assembly.
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products.
Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
Select production equipment according to product specifications.
Ignite fuel to activate heating equipment.
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow.
Determine metal or plastic production methods.
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What Education Do You need?
People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree
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