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.

Also Known As

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


  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Maintain safety.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Ignite fuel to activate heating equipment.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow.
  • Determine metal or plastic production methods.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production.
  • Design templates or patterns.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production.
  • Solder parts or workpieces.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Operate firefighting equipment.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Reshape metal workpieces to established specifications.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Repair parts or assemblies.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Shape metal workpieces with hammers or other small hand tools.


Education Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equal
  • Experience: None
  • Training: 1 to 12 Months - On The Job


  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness – Keeping your arm or hand steady.

Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Average
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $30,640 $30,640
25% $40,230 $36,140
Median $49,420 $44,190
75% $63,450 $53,820
90% $79,770 $66,250

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