Two welders with face masks and protective gear working in an industrial setting

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Sample of reported job titles: Aluminum Welder, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Fitter/Welder, Maintenance Welder, Mig Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Welder, Welder-Fitter, Welder/Fabricator, Assembly Line Brazer, Brazer, Connector, Electronic Technician, Production Technician, Refrigeration Brazer/Solderer, Refrigeration Specialist, Solderer, Wirer

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $16.76/hr (+11% from 2015)
  • 831 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 6%
  • Retirement Risk: 17% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 6% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*


Graphic Literacy
3 3 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.