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Solderers & Brazers

Also called: Brazer, Solderer, Electronic Assembler, Wirer

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Structural Repairer; Allied Trades Specialist; Hull Maintenance Technician

What they do:
Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.
On the job, you would:
  • Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.
  • Heat soldering irons or workpieces to specified temperatures for soldering, using gas flames or electric current.
  • Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Fred's Tip Cartridge Picker
  • Value Analysis

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$36,720
per year, on average
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