Job Description, Salary, Job Requirements and more
What Does a Welder Do?
A Welder is responsible to cut and join metal pieces or parts together using hand held or remote welding tools. They make repairs, fill holes, and join metal pieces. They’re hired in a variety of different fields: fabrication, various manufacturing companies (solar, etc.), and can even be done under water. So once you have welding as a trade skill, you’ll be able to use it in a variety of different companies.
- Join metals (steel, aluminum, brass, stainless, etc.) together using a welding power supply.
- Filling holes.
- Repairing cracks/splits.
There are no formal qualifications to becoming a welder.
- Knowledge of metals.
- Ability to operate a welding power supply.
- Operate with safest/best practices.
- Read/follow plans.
Depending on the employer, this position may require a high school diploma. Some companies may require a certificate from a technical school proving that you graduated their welding program.
How Much Does a Welder Make?
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How do I become a Welder?
To become a Welder requires either a formal apprenticeship or on-the-job training. Different fabrication shops or companies may teach welding on the job, so you can learn as you go. Alternatively, you can choose to enter a formal trade school program for welding.
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Cutters, Solderers, Pipe Welder, and Brazers.