Combination Welder

Weld metal components together to fabricate or repair products.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Combination Welders do?

Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair products, such as machine parts, plant equipment, mobile homes, motors, and generators, according to layouts, blueprints, or work orders, using brazing and variety of arc and gas welding equipment: Welds metal parts together, using both gas welding [WELDER, GAS] or brazing [BRAZER, ASSEMBLER] and any combination of arc welding processes [WELDER, ARC]. Performs related tasks, such as thermal cutting and grinding. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts. Positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding. May locate and repair cracks in industrial engine cylinder heads, using inspection equipment and gas torch, and be designated Repairer, Cylinder Heads. May perform repairs only and be designated Welder, Repair. May be required to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards of governmental agencies or professional and technical associations.

Should I be a Combination Welder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Combination Welder Apprentice, Welder Apprentice, Combination

    How to become a Combination Welder

    Combination Welders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Combination Welder-related education!
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