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.
Engineering MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen: *STRUCTURAL WELDERS *PIPE WELDERS *MARINE ELECTRICIAN *PIPEFITTERS *QA TECH Competitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benefits package including: Company paid health, dental, and life...
*TOP JOB* YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE LCI currently has career openings for Welders and Welder Trainee's in Goshen, Indiana. Training is available on site for Welder Trainees. Please submit inquiries to: Apply in person at 3152 Skyview Rd. Goshen, IN 46526 Phone inquiries to 574-229-5045 As an LCI Team Member you will be offered full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401K benefit o...
Welder, Mig Welder – Large manufacturing company seeks 2 Welders to MIG weld and fabricate sewer cleaning equipment and supplies at their facility in Dixon, IL. These are full-time positions where you will earn $14.20 an hour, to start PLUS 10 hours a week OVERTIME at $21.30 an hour. There is free onsite parking and an employee lunchroom with a refrigerator, microwave and vending machines for you...
Piedmont Maintenance & Services of Roxboro www.pms-i.com Construction Company is seeking the following positions: Millwrights: Starting Pay is $22.50/hr w/experience Riggers: Starting Pay is $2250/hr w/experience Structural Welders: Starting Pay is @22.50/hr w/experience Tig Welders: Starting Pay $23.50/hr w/experience NCCO Certified Crane Operators: Starting Pay $24.00/hr w/experience Jobs are lo...
Blanchard Contractors, Inc. Is Hiring Supervisors Certified Pipe Welders Welders/Fitters Crane Operators Mechanics Riggers Experienced Boat Captains with towing endorsement Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Vacation and Safety Bonuses. Apply In Person 15444 Hwy. 3235 Cut Off, LA...
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company Council Bluffs, IA, 51501
Under general supervision, performs duties in connection with the maintenance, repair, and installation and removal of station and yard mechanical equipment and structures, including inspection, testing, monitoring, maintenance, repair, non-code welding, cutting, brazing, adjustment, and alignment of station and yard mechanical equipment such as piping, valves, boilers, boiler auxiliaries, turbine...
Caterpillar Athens, GA, 30602
While working at Caterpillar Inc., you will work in an environment that supports excellence. You will support your team in efforts of continuous improvement. This position is under limited supervision and provides oversight and coordination of various quality support activities including the investigation, documentation, analysis and resolution of quality issues and other duties as assigned. Typic...
Requirements: Welders Flux Core, Stick, Tig and Mig Welders-Se Habla Espanol (Beasley, TX) Joins, fabricates, and repairs metal and other wieldable material by applying appropriate welding techniques. Interprets blueprints, specifications, diagrams or schematics to determine appropriate welding process. Inspects completed welds to determine structural soundness. Qualifications / Requirements:...
Peabody Energy Wright, WY, 82732
Currently Recruiting for: NARM-Welder COMPANY INFORMATION Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in nearly 30 countries on six continents. Peabody’s global platform reaches six continents and creates a strategic advantage. The comp...
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!!! GREAT PAY AND BENEFITS!!! --ASME welders, especially for the vessel or boiler shop ....
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR PIPE WELDERS. 1ST SHIFT WELDER LAYOUT FITTER AND 2ND SHIFT MIG & FLUX PIPE WELDERS PAY: $20-$23 HR NO VIOLENT FELONIES PASS DRUG SCREEN CLAREMORE COMPANY APPLY IN PERSON AT: LLOYD RICHARDS PERSONNEL 3117 S. JAMESTOWN AVE TULSA, OK 74135 BRING DRIVERS LICENSE AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD TO APPLY FROM 8AM-3PM...
Pipe fitters, Welders, Oil field workers needed immediately. Please apply online....
Catalytic Combustion Corporation, a manufacturing company located in Bloomer, WI, is seeking talented individuals to fill the following positions to support our continued growth. Customer Service Representative (Metals Group) Responsibilities include set up of new customers, order entry, purchasing, creating work orders for production, printing drawings to attach to work orders, arranging shipment...
JOB FAIRS Monday, Dec 1st - NOON to 7pm Westby Community Center (below Bekkum Memorial Library) 206 N Main St Westby, WI 54667 Tue, Dec 2nd - 10am to 6pm Western Technical College 36084 Walnut St Independence, WI 54747 Wed, Dec 3rd - NOON to 6pm 304 S Main St, Viroqua, WI 54665 Thurs, Dec 4th - 10am to 6pm Western Technical College 24 Fillmore Street Black River Falls, WI 54615 Immediate Openings ...
Valmont Newmark Columbus, NE At Valmont we pride ourselves on being people of passion and integrity who excel and deliver results. We recognize that our employees are the cornerstone of our accomplishments. ***HIRING*** Fitter Welders: all shifts available Lean Supervisor Production Control Supervisor Great pay & benefits plus $1 shift differential Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Va...
Environmental Tank & Container, Inc, a subsidiary of JWF Industries in Johnstown, PA and a leading manufacturer for the Oil & Gas, Industrial and Environmental markets, is growing rapidly and has immediate openings! 30 - FLUXCORE, MIG AND TIG WELDERS Welding is our specialty, learn from the best! These weld positions will* lay out, fit, and weld steel and aluminum fabricated components to...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, CA, 93314
WELDERS Single hand & rig welders needed. Pay D.O.E. Call (661)343-2338...
*TOP JOB* Join Our Team! Miraclean, a leading manufacturer of aqueous cleaning systems, is seeking a WELDER/ MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN Candidate must possess: * Self-motivation * Positive attitude * Good work ethic Experience in any of the following a plus: * Plumbing * Mechanical * Welding Please send resumes and references to HR Department PO Box 100 Ashville NY 14710 ...
MACHINIST Immediate openings for CNC machinist and conventional machinist. Experience required. WELDERS/HELPERS All welder candidates must be able to read and interpret blue prints and read tape measure, must be able to weld; run torch, run grinds, and use other hand tools GENERAL LABOR Immediate openings for general labor. Experience working with industrial equipment a plus. --Openings for all sh...
NOW HIRING FOR ALL SHIP REPAIR TRADES SHEET METAL MECHANICS, WELDERS, SHIPFITTERS, MACHINISTS REQUIREMENTS: MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN RAPID GATE BADGE, MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING ABOARD A SHIP Please contact 360-377-0849 Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Posting provided by:...
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$24,960.00 - $60,840.00
Typical Salary for Welder
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Some High School Coursework
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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
Recognizes, sets up, and operates hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
Maintains safe work environment by following procedures; complying with legal regulations.
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