Welder Job Profile
Welders use special equipment to apply high heat that joins metal parts in a broad range of industrial applications. More than 100 different processes may be used in welder jobs, and employers typically look for experience in particular techniques when a welding job opens.
Manufacturing creates the most welder employment, but thousands of other welder job opportunities can be found in construction, wholesale trade, and repair and maintenance. Factories employing welders often run two or three shifts of eight to 12 hours each.
Welders must wear protective equipment to shield themselves against the hazards of the intense heat and light that are intrinsic to welding jobs.
Jobs in welding vary widely in their educational requirements. All training may be on the job for entry-level positions. Higher-level welder careers may require years of formal education in vocational or technical schools or colleges. Some welder jobs require a general welding certification or a certificate in a specialty such as robotic welding.
Welder Job Market
Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers held 337,300 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their number is projected to increase by 50,700 by 2020.
Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers earned median wages of $35,920 in 2011, according to the BLS. The top 10 percent earned $55,240.
Position Description: Responsibilities of the Welder include, but are not limited to: • Mig, Tig, & Stick welding • Pipe, steel, & stainless steel welding • Pipe fitting • Receives instructions, prints, and work orders for the job • Plans details of working procedure and tools and material requirements • Fabricates equipment by cutting, burning, and welding various metals. Repairs equipment by usi...
CHS MURRYSVILLE, 15668
Plant The Seeds For Your New Career - EARTH DAY JOB FAIR! Tues. 4/22, 10am-3pm Mill/Lathe, Circuit Board, Assembly, Machine Loader, Welder, Med Transcription, P/T Office (Oracle) + More! Please Bring 2 Forms ID 2703 Mosside Blvd. Monroeville...
Lozier Corp Joplin, 64801
COMBINATION WELDER - 2nd Shift. Lozier Corporation, a leading manufacturer of store fixtures, is currently accepting applications for a 2nd shift Combination Welder. Applicants must be experienced in thin gauge MIG / TIG. Robotic welding experience would be considered a plus. Lozier pays competitive starting wages with scheduled increases and a 2nd shift premium. Includes excellent benefit package...
WELDER Local South Hills area contractor seeking experienced welder to repair equipment buckets and cutting edges, truck bed liners, and misc. fabricating. Competitive salary and fringe benefits. Send resume and salary history to: Michael Facchiano Contracting Inc. 801 McNeilly Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15226 Fax 412-344-8913 email jfacch@ mafacchianocontracting.com EOE...
Welder- Fabricator/ Mechanic Job Description Title Welder / Mechanic Department(s) Shop Reports to Shop Supervisor Job summary Lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, such as Containers, compactors or other box structures, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements.Maintains service operations by inspecting and maintaining veh...
Company Confidential TOLEDO, OH, 43612
WELDER/FABRICATOR Experienced welders needed for carbon steel and stainless steel fabrications that can read and understand blueprints. Position requires set up skills as well as the ability to operate fabricating equipment such as shears, press brakes, iron workers saws, drills etc. Experience in rolling sheet and plate is also desirable. Welders must be proficient in MIG and TIG processes and be...
Cres Cor in Mentor, OH is HIRING Full-time position available for: WELDER For more information and to apply please visit our website: www.crescor.com and click “employment opportunities”. No walk-ins or phone calls. New hires must successfully complete a pre-placement physical exam including drug screen and background verification. Cres Cor is an Equal Opportunity Employer....
WELDER/FITTER $12.50-$14.50/HOUR - Expanding manufacturer of high quality agric. equipment seeks exper. MIG welder to join its staff. Requirements: Minimum 2 consecutive yrs. welding experience; ability to: read & interpret prints, accurately read measuring devices down to 1/32", work in a fast paced environment, pass drug screen and physical. Must also provide favorable & verifiable work referenc...
WELDER/FABRICATOR The City of Erie is now accepting applications/resumes for a Welder/Fabricator for the Municipal Garage. The successful candidate must pass a welding test given by the City of Erie Municipal Garage Administration, previous welding and fabrication experience required, high school diploma or equivalent, valid PA Drivers License. Starting salary for this position is $42,099.20 Deadl...
WELDER/ PIPEFITTER Michigan Sugar Company has immediate openings for seasonal Welder/Pipefitter positions at its Bay City Factory. Qualified applicants must be capable of using a cutting torch, grinder, and other tools associated with arc and gas welding. In addition, applicants will be able to draw a plan view schematic from an isometric drawing. Stainless steel welding capability if preferred. T...
Wanted: Fitter Welder Day shift We offer 401k, Health insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacations. Drug Free Workplace. Send resume to Classified Connection Box M3527, 500 S Market St., Canton, OH 44702...
Company Confidential Owensboro, KY, 42301
WELDER/MECHANIC- FULL-TIME Position for an experience pipe welder and mechanic. The applicant must be able to work nights and some weekends. Competitive wages, health insurance, 401K and other benefits available. Please send resume to: Box 901 c/o Messenger Inquirer P.O. Box 1480, Owensboro, KY 42302...
Long Term Welding/Mechanics assignment. Must be a certified welder with solid experience in Stick & MIG/Stainless Steel welding. You will weld reinforcement plates onto city buses. After you perform the work, you will need to reattach the mount and plates back into the articulated area of the bus.This is very precise work and must be done absolutely correctly. Bus welding or other industrial equip...
Tool and Die, Designer, CNC VMC Programmer, Brake Press, Prototype Hudson Wisconsin, St. Paul & Eagan Facilities (All Positions are Direct Hire Positions) Tool and Die Maker 1st and 2nd shift: Must be able to build, repair and maintain any and all required tooling for all production departments. Expertise in reading prints, utilizing GD&T. Must be able to utilize surface grinder, radial arm, Bridg...
If you're ready for a CAREER where you feel valued, we want to meet you! The companies we work with are looking for CAREER minded employees that can bring their skills, experience and desire to grow. If you're ready to commit we want to meet you! Call or visit us today. Seeking qualified candidates for our welding positions. Job Description: Uses MIG welder to assemble metal products in an efficie...
Manpower, Inc. of SE Michigan is looking for experienced welder/fabricators for work in Monroe County. Responsibilities: •MIG welding •Custom design work from blueprints •Work with different metals in different sizes and shapes Qualifications: •High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) •Prefer an associate's degree or vocational training certificate •Prefer two (2) years of MIG welding...
Aerojet Rocketdyne offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense and advance hypersonic propulsion. These include the Delta launch vehicles, J2-X, RS-68, and RL-10 engines. We are seeking an experienced Fusion Welder for our West Palm Beach, Florida location. This individual will plan and perform difficult and unusual hand fusion welding and/or electron beam we...
Company: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC Division: WT - Services - Field Service Location: GA - Thomasville Req ID: 129749 Position Title: Fabricator Welder Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: High School Diploma Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipal...
Company Confidential High Point, NC, 27262
Pipefitter/Welder Maintenance Technicians Growing international company with manufacturing facilities in High Point and Spencer, North Carolina is recruiting a Pipefitter/Welder Maintenance Technicians for its High Point location. Technician must have 3 - 5+ years of experience welding and fitting stainless steel and carbon steel pipe. Mechanical maintenance experience, pumps, and some electrical...
We are looking for a skilled welder to join our team. We are located in the Cleveland area and are looking for welders to join our team. We are one of the top rated manufacturing companies in the area and constantly promote from within. Below are the requirements for the welding position. If you fit the welding qualifications and are interested please submit your resume below. Welder Requirements...
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Fabricates metal components by analyzing requirements; welding or joining parts; filling holes, indentations, or seams.
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Verifies welding results by inspecting and testing welds.
Documents actions by completing records.
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