Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers

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Brazer, Solderer, Welder, Wirer

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Aircraft Fabrication Superintendent; Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman; Aircraft Structural Maintenance; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Craftsman; Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman; Heavy Repair Superintendent; Structural Apprentice; Structural Helper
Aircraft Structural Repairer; Allied Trades Specialist; Allied Trades Warrant Officer
Aviation Maintenance Technician; Damage Controlman; Diver; Diving Specialist; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Material Maintenance Specialty
Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic; Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic-Trainee; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-404; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F/A-18; Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1; Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-400/T-700; Machinist; Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22
Advanced Construction Mechanic; Advanced Steelworker; Aviation Structural Mechanic; Aviation Support Equipment Technician; Damage Controlman; Hull Systems Maintainer; Machinery Repairman Apprentice; Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy ( NAMTS) General Shipboard Welder/Brazer; Ship Survivability Systems Technician; Steelworker
Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman
What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.
  • Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


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
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Analytical or scientific software

  • Scientific Software Group Filter Drain FD
  • Value Analysis

Data base user interface and query software

  • Oracle Database Hot Technology
  • Recordkeeping software


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

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