Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters
Also called: Fabricator, Welder, Welder-Fitter, Welder/Fabricator
What they do:Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
On the job, you would:
- Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
- Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.
- Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
- manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
- customer service
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- hold or move items with your hands
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
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
You might use software like this on the job:
- EZ Pipe
Analytical or scientific software
- Scientific Software Group Filter Drain FD
Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:
- Lead Burner
- Welder, Arc
- Welder, Combination
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
- Model Makers, Metal & Plastic
- Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
- Print Binding & Finishing Workers
- Printing Press Operators
- Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood
You might like a career in one of these industries: