Solder Making Laborer

Perform tasks involved in melting, refining, and pouring solders.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Solder Making Laborers do?

Performs any combination of tasks involved in melting, refining, and pouring solder: Shovels scrap into furnace melting pots and adjusts fuel valves to regulate melting. Skims off dross with ladle. Plunges sieve box filled with potatoes to bottom of molten metal so that steam from charring potatoes agitates metal and brings additional dross to top. Skims off remaining dross. Ladles refined metal from pots to molds. Removes cooled metal from molds and places it on handtruck. Mixes tin, lead, or refined scrap solder in melting pots, as directed by SUPERVISOR, SOLDER MAKING. Ladles new solder into pig molds or into troughs of solder-making table. May cut bars into short lengths. Ties bars into bundles and packs bundles for shipment or storage. May charge lead and tin pigs into furnace melting pots, by hand or using overhead power hoist. May weigh pigs preparatory to charging furnace, using scale. May level machine that converts molten lead-tin alloys into powdered metal to process solder cream and be designated Solder Cream Maker.

Should I be a Solder Making Laborer?

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: Solder Cream Maker

    How to become a Solder Making Laborer

    Most Solder Making Laborers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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