Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
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.
Entry Level: $16.13/hr
Growth for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
|2017 Jobs||2028 Jobs||Change (2018-2025)||% Change (2018-2028)
Industries Employing Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2017)||% of Occupation in Industry (2017)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
|Metal Window and Door Manufacturing||115||11.1%||11%
|Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance||68||6.6%||11.9%
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing ||46||4.5%||1.4%
|Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||42||4.1%||1.7%
- Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.
- Align and clamp workpieces together, using rules, squares, or hand tools, or position items in fixtures, jigs, or vises.
- Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.
- Clean workpieces to remove dirt or excess acid, using chemical solutions, files, wire brushes, or grinders.
- Grind, cut, buff, or bend edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools.