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: $16.8/hr
Growth for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
|2019 Jobs||2030 Jobs||Change (2019-2030)||% Change (2019-2030)
Industries Employing Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2019)||% of Occupation in Industry (2019)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
|Metal Window and Door Manufacturing||123||13%||10%
|Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance||53||5.6%||9.5%
|Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing ||38||4.1%||1.2%
|Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||37||4%||1.4%
- 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.