Gun Welder

Weld or tack-weld overlapping edges of positioned components.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gun Welders do?

Welds or tack-welds overlapping edges of positioned components to fabricate sheet metal assemblies, such as panels, refrigerator shells, and automobile bodies, using portable spot-welding gun: Positions and clamps electrode under overlapping edges of workpiece. Presses electrode against workpiece at specified weld points to complete circuit between electrodes and heat metal to joining temperature. Removes electrode after specified period of time. May adjust equipment for automatic timing of current. May periodically attend group meetings to learn new or modified tasks. May position and clamp workpieces together. May examine welded components to detect defects.

Should I be a Gun Welder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Certified Maintenance Welder, Lead Welder, Welder, Acetylene, Welder, Boilermaker, Welder, Oxyacetylene See More

    How to become a Gun Welder

    Gun 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 Gun Welder-related education!
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