Tack Welder

Weld short beads at points specified by layout.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tack Welders do?

Welds short beads at points specified by layout, welding diagram, or by FITTER I 801.261-014, along overlapping edges of metal parts to hold parts in place for final welding. Performs tasks of FITTER HELPER 801.687-014. May tack-weld, using hand, submerged, or gas-shielded arc welding equipment. May tack-weld, using portable spotwelding gun [WELDER, GUN 810.664-010].

Should I be a Tack Welder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Welder, Tool and Die

    How to become a Tack Welder

    Tack 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 Tack Welder-related education!
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