Assemble and tack-weld steel frames and other component parts.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Welder-Assemblers do?

Assembles and tack-welds steel frames and other component parts of machinery and equipment in preparation for final welding: Measures and marks locations for metal components on assembly table, following blueprints. Lifts and positions components on assembly table, using electric crane, jacks, and shims. Verifies position of metal components in assembly, using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and rule. Clamps metal components to assembly table for welding. Removes rough spots from castings, using portable powered grinder and hand file, to fit and assemble parts. Tack-welds parts in preparation for final welding. Moves assembly to storage area, using electric crane.

Should I be a Welder-Assembler?

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

  • Also known as: Spot Welder, Body Assembly

    How to become a Welder-Assembler

    Welder-Assemblers 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 Welder-Assembler-related education!
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