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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers

Also called: Brazer, Fabricator, Solderer, Welder

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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:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
  • design

Skills

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

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

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
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
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  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
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  • Value Analysis
Data base user interface and query software
  • Oracle software Hot Technology
  • Recordkeeping software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$42,490
$29,470
$64,240
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