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Become A Welder-Manufacture

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Working As A Welder-Manufacture

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $31,848

    Average Salary

What Does A Welder-Manufacture Do At System One Services

* Welds components in flat, vertical, horizontal, or overhead positions.
* Clamps, holds, tack-welds, heat-bends, and grinds component parts.
* Ability in blueprint reading, component identification, use of pertinent hand tools and rework techniques, equipment operation, dimensioning and setting tolerances
* Detects faulty operation of equipment and materials
* Examines work for defects
* Operates hand and power tools common to the welding trade.
* Create labor records for all transactions.
* Operates at all times in accordance with HSE policies and regulations

What Does A Welder-Manufacture Do At Manpower Group

* Tack welding, gas metal arc welding (GMAC), flux core arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), submerged arc welding (SAW) and flame/plasma gouging
* Setup manual welding, automated welding and flame/plasma cutting equipment by setting parameters and making adjustments
* Prepare welding joints and repair surface/weld imperfections using flame/plasma cutting equipment and grinding
* Perform product quality inspections and make corrections as required
* Operate material handling equipment, overhead crane and rigging, to fit-up and relocate tower section components
* Replenish welding equipment consumables (wire, tips, nozzles, feed rollers)
* Perform daily maintenance inspections on equipment and correct minor issues
* Coordinate with Team Leaders and other production employees to prioritize products to process
* Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment by following all safety protocols and performing routine housekeeping and workplace organization.
* Perform activities of position as outlined in Production Work Instructions and Welding Process Specifications

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How To Become A Welder-Manufacture

A high school diploma or equivalent combined with technical and on-the-job training is typically required to become a welder, cutter, solderer, or brazer.

Education & Training

A high school diploma or equivalent combined with technical and on-the-job training is typically required to become a welder, cutter, solderer, or brazer. High school technical education courses and postsecondary institutions, such as vocational–technical institutes, community colleges, and private welding, soldering, and brazing schools offer formal technical training. In addition, the U.S. Armed Forces operate welding and soldering schools.

Courses in blueprint reading, shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, chemistry, and metallurgy are helpful.

An understanding of electricity also is helpful, and knowledge of computers is gaining importance as welding, soldering, and brazing machine operators become more responsible for programming robots and other computer-controlled machines.

Although numerous employers are willing to hire inexperienced entry-level workers and train them on the job, many prefer to hire workers who have been through training or credentialing programs. Even entry-level workers with formal technical training still receive several months of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Courses leading to certification are offered at many welding schools. For example, the American Welding Society offers the Certified Welder and Certified Welding Fabricator designations.

Some welding positions require general certification in welding or certification in specific skills, such as Certified Welding Inspector or Certified Robotic Arc Welding.

The Institute for Printed Circuits offers certification and training in soldering. In industries such as aerospace and defense, which need highly skilled workers, many employers require these certifications. Certification can show mastery of lead-free soldering techniques, which are important to many employers.

Some employers pay the cost of training and testing for employees.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers perform precision work, often with straight edges and minimal flaws. The ability to see details and characteristics of the joint and detect changes in molten metal flows requires good eyesight and attention to detail.

Manual dexterity. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must have a steady hand to hold a torch in one place. Workers must also have good hand-eye coordination.

Physical stamina. The ability to endure long periods of standing or repetitious movements is important for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers.

Physical strength. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must be in good physical condition. They often must lift heavy pieces of metal and move welding or cutting equipment, and sometimes bend, stoop, or reach while working.

Spatial-orientation skills. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must be able to read, understand, and interpret two- and three-dimensional diagrams in order to fit metal products correctly.

Technical skills. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers must be able to operate manual or semiautomatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments.

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Welder-Manufacture Demographics


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  • Female



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Romanian

  • French

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Top Skills for A Welder-Manufacture


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Top Welder-Manufacture Skills

  1. Aluminum Water
  2. Mig/Tig
  3. Arc/MIG
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Utilize GMAW, SMAW in a manufacturing fabrication environment.
  • Remove completed workpieces or parts from machinery, using hand tools.
  • Operate torch, brake press, cnc press, saws, drill press, belt sander, and iron worker.
  • Engaged in drawing and designing on-the-spot jig setups for future manufacturing.
  • Worked as a Supervisor in Special Purpose Welding Machine Manufacturing

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