Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders


Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.
Also called: Fabricator, Mig Welder, Robot Operator, Spot Welder

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    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
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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