Welder

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.

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Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.

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Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.

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Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.

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Education

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

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Median Income

$40,240

Skills Needed

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Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

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

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Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

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

Abilities Needed

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Keep your arm or hand steady

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Hold or move items with your hands

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Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat

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Use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

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