Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and 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.
- Set up, operate, or tend welding machines that join or bond components to fabricate metal products or assemblies.
- Give directions to other workers regarding machine set-up and use.
- Correct problems by adjusting controls or by stopping machines and opening holding devices.
- Inspect, measure, or test completed metal workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using measuring and testing devices.
- Read blueprints, work orders, or production schedules to determine product or job instructions or specifications.
- Assemble, align, and clamp workpieces into holding fixtures to bond, heat-treat, or solder fabricated metal components.
- Lay out, fit, or connect parts to be bonded, calculating production measurements, as necessary.
- Conduct trial runs before welding, soldering, or brazing, and make necessary adjustments to equipment.
- Remove completed workpieces or parts from machinery, using hand tools.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection. (Using onet27)
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High School Diploma
Two: Some Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)