Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters :

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $38,080.00
Average Time to Fill 48 days
Typical Education Certificate / Credential
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 17,507
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.09 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Weld metal structures
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Solder parts or workpieces
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Weld metal parts and components
Spot/tack weld materials
Braze metal parts or components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production
Adjust mechanical equipment
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
Ignite fuel to activate heating equipment
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
File metal or plastic objects
Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set-up welding equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Position workpiece prior to welding
Grind metal objects
Process metals using power or hand tools
Shape metal or plastic
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Arc Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Pipe Welding
Gas-tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Occupational Health and Safety

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