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.

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.


Certificate after high school or high school diploma/GED usually needed

Median Income


Skills Needed

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

Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities Needed

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

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