Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.1% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 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.

Other Job Titles Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers May Have

Aluminum Welder, Assembly Line Brazer, Brazer, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, Solderer, Sub Arc Operator, Welder, Wirer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Master Welder

I usually get to work at around 6:15 in the morning and get ready for a day of teaching. My students get into class at 7am and at that time I pass out the equipment we are going to be using. I then go to teach my lecture course at 11am. I start winding down my day at around 2pm when my classes are down. I am also part of the academic senate, so occasionally I have to go to departmental meetings.

Welder/aprentice ,


Typical day at work is a day filled with tasks, i build and design projects with the help of my superior and when i am not i am shipping out orders, talking to customers, and building other projects, a great deal of memorization is required aswell as patience.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.

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