MaintenanceWelder

Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal parts.

Welder

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Are you skilled with your hands and calm under pressure? Interested in making things for a living? As a Welder, you’ll be able to do all of this in an exciting environment. It will require a steady hand, lots of physical strength, and an eye for quality and detail.

Welders use high heat in order to attach two metals together. You’ll need to be able to read technical drawings and set up various components and parts accordingly, then weld them using a torch. You may need to spot flaws in materials and designs, troubleshoot broken areas, and know how to fix worn parts and/or equipment. You might work with a partner or in a team, which will require excellent communication skills and a concern for others. You’ll need to keep in mind safety codes and regulations at all times and report any unsafe activity or situations. Other tools will also be used and will vary depending on the project and materials.

Potential employers will expect you to taken some training before applying for the job. Look for vocation or certification courses, or a degree that offers hands-on experience. An apprenticeship program is another way to try out welding and gain experience.

Learn more about how to become a Welder by visiting the Energize Houston

Critical Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Comprehend Technical Drawings and Other Visual Instructions
  • Create Solutions to Complex Problems
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Physics Knowledge
  • Position and Weld Parts
  • Precise Hand/Eye Coordination
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures
  • Team Player

Key Responsibilities

  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits
  • Position and secure parts prior to assembly
  • Measure and examine workpieces for defects
  • Set up and operate hand and power tools such as welding equipment
  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $20-30/hour


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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Technical certificate or Associate's degree in welding

Preferred Education

Associate's degree in welding or a welding certification


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