Robotic Welder

Program and operate robots used for welding.

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$31,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Robotic Welders do?

When you think of a Welder, you probably picture an old-fashioned shop, sparks flying in the air, a man dressed in black with a heavy mask over his face. With today’s technology, though, this may no longer be an entirely accurate picture. As with most things, welding has catapulted into the modern age, and many tasks are now being completed by computer-directed robots.

This type of robot is typically used for highly repetitive jobs, such as assembly line work, or tasks that require a heightened degree of precision. Hard-to-reach corners and inside edges are often the target of your arc.

As a Robotic Welder, you are part Welder, part Programmer, and part Technician. Your job as a Robotic Welder is to make sure the robot does its job. And not just complete the task, but do it perfectly.

Not all Robotic Welders work on a production line. Sometimes, you work in a shop that takes specialized orders from customers. When the job varies from one project to another, you are responsible for programming the robot, setting it up, operating it, and inspecting the results.

Through trial and error (hopefully not too much of either), you make adjustments as needed. You also train others on how to perform the job, and pay special attention to deadlines.

The job as a Robotic Welder requires a great deal of precision. But if you have an eye for detail, you will excel at turning blueprints into physical, three-dimensional objects.

Should I be a Robotic Welder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Robotic Welder

    Most Robotic Welders have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:q96aaa&chl=no+college+%2826%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29|associate%27s+%2836%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,26,38
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