Production Line Welder

Weld metal parts on production lines.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Production Line Welders do?

Welds metal parts on production line, using previously set up gas- or arc-welding equipment: Turns valves to release fuel gas and oxygen and ignites mixture, or inserts specified weld rod into portable holder, clamps cable onto workpiece or jig, and strikes arc. Guides electrodes, or torch and filler rod, along horizontal weld line at specified speed and angle to melt and deposit metal from filler rod or electrode onto workpiece. May skip weld designated spots to secure workpieces for other welders. May use different equipment and be designated Brazer, Production Line; Welder, Production Line, Arc; Welder, Production Line, Combination; Welder, Production Line, Gas.

Should I be a Production Line Welder?

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

  • Also known as: Brazer, Production Line, Spot Welder, Line, Welder, Production Line, Arc, Welder, Production Line, Combination See More

    How to become a Production Line Welder

    Production Line 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 Production Line Welder-related education!
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