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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers

Also called: Brazer, Solderer, Welder, Wirer

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: 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; Structural Journeyman

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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:
  • 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.

Knowledge

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

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
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

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
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes Hot Technology
  • 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)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$47,010
$31,350
$63,660
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