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.
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WELDERS Sunbury Company in need of Mig or Tig Welding experience. Call 740-965-2888 or fax 740-965-2898 EO/AAE This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Trades IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNIES Local Longstanding Commercial Modular Manufacturer has openings for the following skilled positions: MIG STRUCTURAL WELDERS MIG LIGHT GAUGE WELDERS EXPERIENCED SPACKLERS with Tool Experience We offer Competitive Pay, Incentive programs and Benefits after successfully completing a 75 day probation period. Applications are available at your local Career Link o...
Stand-By Personnel-Welding Division is hiring a structural welder for a Tulsa area company. The right candidate for this position: Must be able to pass a Mig/Fluxcore Visual Weld Test Must be able to pass a drug test Must have a clean background check This position is a day time shift. Compensation: $12.00/hour Stand-By Personnel offers very competitive referral bonuses — $125 for a skilled...
Experienced Welders & Fitters Needed to help Intermountain Lift with several large Steel Fabrication contracts. $10-$16/hr with full benefits. (801) 489-3652...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for a Combo welder at the Monsanto plant in Muscatine, Iowa. Position Responsibilities: Minimum 2 years Combo Welder experience Must have current Zachry weld certs or pass weld test Must be able to read and interpret prints, drawings, schematics and plans Required to have all hand tools, power tools and layout tools Must be a...
Company Confidential New Lenox, IL, 60451
Tig Welder PERMANENT FULL TIME (day) position in well established manufacturing plant. Experienced in fabricating and welding thin walled stainless steel and steel assemblies. Health, dental, 401K and profit sharing....
Position Title Welder Reports To Shop Manager Major Responsibilities Weld MIG, TIG, FCAW, layout fit, and assemble machinery from specified prints to meet tolerances and quality standards. Joins, fabricates, and repairs metal and other weldable material by applying appropriate welding techniques. Interprets blueprints, specifications, diagrams or schematics to determine appropriate welding ...
Interested in working for a company that has a good bead on things? Want to work on a variety of projects that improves infrastructure? If you answered yes, you owe it to yourself to check out what life would be like as a Welder with our client, a leading industrial constructor in the Great Lakes region that is experiencing sustained company growth. This position is based in Buffalo, NY and you ...
WELDER / FITTER: Min. 5 yrs exp. Mig welding. $16-$20/hr. Send resumes to 2901 Lockport Rd, Niag Falls, NY 14305....
Welder: Layout, fit, and fabricate metal components for oilfield and commercial construction applications according to drawings. Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. Replace or repair buckets and ground engaging tools on construction equipment. Pipe fitting with keyhole process. Mechani...
Bismarck Operations Shop Welder Concrete Laborers Construction Laborers Shop/Field Mechanics Shop Utility /Parts Runner Asphalt Roller/Screed Operator View Complete Job Description & Apply Online at: www.nicnd.com/jobs EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability...
National Fuel WELDER National Fuel currently has employment opportunities for Welders at its Mineral Springs office located in West Seneca, NY. A welder must be able to make acceptable welds in all positions using prescribed procedures and welding equipment, work from shop prints and sketches, fabricate various metal working projects, weld on pipelines containing gas, and perform all cut...
. Adecco's DIRECT HIRE DIVISION is working with a Client in Western New York that has several Welder Jobs available. Your responsibilities will include the fabrication and welding of carbon steel and stainless steel Code pressure vessels, structural steel, skidded equipment and process / power piping. Welding processes used will be GTAW, GMAW, SAW and FCAW. You must be familiar with fabrication d...
Full Time Position for dependable, timely person. Concrete, welding, tin roof and dock assembly experience a plus. Call (573)365-9059 or apply in person at Modular Concrete Dock, 2 Allen Road, Eldon, off of HWY 54....
Mig and Stik Welders needed immediately in JESUP, GA. 3-5 week project with the possibility of running longer. The position will work 12 hour shifts. Working hours: 12 Hour Shifts The successful candidate must be able to: - Pass an in-house Welder test - Pass a background check - Pass a drug test Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agen...
Certified welder position to support the drilled shaft and steel form crews on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2. The candidate will, not only, use their expertise and experience to directly produce steel casings, form work, and fabricate form work accessories.•Possess demonstrable skills in arc welding (Stick and MIG). •Possess knowledge of heat requirements; amperages, voltages, pre...
Welder / Steel Fabricator Full-time, year around work. Work local to the Richmond area. Pay in-line with experience. Insurance, 401-k. Must: -Have misc. or structural steel background. -Have 5 years experience. -Have drivers licence. Most work will be performed in an industrial setting. Knowledge of this setting, the rules and regulations and safety requirements, is a necessity....
Description: Fitter/Welder Fitter/Welder Job Purpose: To use MIG welding equipment to manufacture parts and assemblies as required, meeting defined production schedules. Fitter/Welder Job Duties: Build welded assemblies for new products and changes to existing products per engineering documents and established production standards. Operating other necessary equipment and performing tasks neces...
Company Confidential Hazel Crest, IL, 60429
South suburban heavy equipment crane manufacturer is seeking a Welder. We are looking for individuals with the following: - Minimum of 5 years welding experience with stick and FCAW (flux-core arc welding) -Large fabrication experience in structural welding with overhead crane operations -Ability to read and build from blueprints - Able to work a second shift position We offer excellent wages...
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Fabricates metal components by analyzing requirements; welding or joining parts; filling holes, indentations, or seams.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Fabricates components by using equipment to clean, prepare, cut, burn, and weld pieces; setting-up and measuring assemblies; selecting appropriate method.
Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
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