Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
On the Job
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers join metals using hand-held welding, flame-cutting, and soldering tools. They may fill holes, dents, or seams of fabricated metal products.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate grinding equipment.
- Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow.
- Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
- Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
- Assemble metal or plastic parts or products.
- Assemble metal structures.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
- Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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