Electron-Beam Machine Welder Setter

Set up electron-beam welding machines to join together metal components.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electron-Beam Machine Welder Setters do?

Sets up electron-beam welding machine to join together metal components through emission of electrons in vacuum chamber onto workpiece, according to welding charts and specifications: Turns knobs to set voltage and welding speed according to specifications. Turns knobs to set focus of electron beam, beam current, vacuum level and deflection, according to welding charts of parameter settings and equipment setup experience. Turns controls to start air-pumping and water-cooling systems. Positions metal components into present fixture. Pushes cycle button to automatically start power supply and to weld component. Inspects welded component for defects according to knowledge of metal characteristics and electron-beam welding equipment. Cleans gun cartridge, using cleaning solution, and replaces damaged filament, using handtools. Replaces worn seal in vacuum chamber, using wrench.


Should I be an Electron-Beam Machine Welder Setter?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Electron Beam Machine Welder Setter, Electron Beam Welder Setter, Solderer, Electronic See More

    How to Become an
    Electron-Beam Machine Welder Setter

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