Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitter

Lay out, fit, and weld fabricated, cast, and forged components.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitters do?

Lays out, fits, and welds fabricated, cast, and forged components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames, tanks, pressure vessels, furnace shells, and building and bridge parts, according to blueprints and knowledge of welding and metallurgy: Selects equipment and plans layout, assembly, and welding, applying knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining weld shrinkage, and welding techniques. Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together. Bolts, clamps, and tack-welds parts to secure in position for welding [WELDER, TACK]. Sets up equipment and welds parts, using arc, gas-shielded arc, submerged arc, or gas welding equipment [WELDER, COMBINATION]. May assemble parts by bolting and riveting. May repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torch, straightening press, and handtools, and be designated Welder, Structural Repair. May specialize in using one welding process and be designated Welder-Fitter, Arc; Welder-Fitter, Gas. May specialize in fitting and welding components of metal tools, dies, and fixtures and be designated Welder, Tool And Die.


Should I be a Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitter?

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

  • Also known as: Acetylene Cutter, Acetylene Torch Burner, Cutting Torch Operator, Flame Burner, Flame Cutter, Gas Burner Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitter

    Most Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2865%25%29|certificate+%2835%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,65,65
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