Welders, Cutters, & 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.
Also called: Fabricator, Welder, Welder-Fitter, Welder/Fabricator

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • mechanical
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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