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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $32,750.00
Average Time to Fill 48 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 2,604
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 3.35 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Spot/tack weld materials
Weld metal parts and components
Solder parts or workpieces
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Weld metal structures
Set-up welding equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Adjust mechanical equipment
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Position workpiece prior to welding
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Apply solutions to production equipment
Shape metal or plastic
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Arc Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Pipe Welding
Gas-tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Occupational Health and Safety

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