CAREER

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$39,410

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-6.8% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Do

Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

Other Job Titles Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders May Have

Braze Operator, Finishing Technician, Machine Operator, Mig Welder, Robot Operator, Spot Welder

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Inspect, measure, or test completed metal workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using measuring and testing devices.
  • Read blueprints, work orders, or production schedules to determine product or job instructions or specifications.
  • Assemble, align, and clamp workpieces into holding fixtures to bond, heat-treat, or solder fabricated metal components.
  • Set up, operate, or tend welding machines that join or bond components to fabricate metal products or assemblies.
  • Lay out, fit, or connect parts to be bonded, calculating production measurements, as necessary.

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