Welding-Machine Tender

Tend welding, brazing, or soldering equipment that join metal components.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Welding-Machine Tenders do?

Tends welding, brazing, or soldering equipment that joins metal components of products, such as auto, aircraft, and jewelry parts, brackets, panels, housings, and electric circuit boards: Lifts metal parts and loads in welding, brazing, or soldering machine. Moves lever to lock parts in position. Presses foot controls or pushes buttons to start machine which automatically welds, brazes, or solders, and unloads parts onto conveyor. Observes operation of machine to detect malfunctioning, and reports malfunctions to MACHINE SETTER 616.360-022 or supervisor. Inspects joined components for defects. May unload parts from machine and place on conveyor. May clean metal parts, using wire brush. May tend machine that solders tin can bodies and be designated Side-Seam Tender. May tend machine that welds ends of wire together to form continuous coil and be designated Wire-Drawing-Machine Tender. May be designated Spot Welder. Variations are based on type of machine tended, such as resistance-welding machine, cold-welding machine, soldering/brazing machine, diffusion-welding machine, or laser-beam machine.

Should I be a Welding-Machine Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Machine Welder, Welding Machine Operator/Tender

    How to become a Welding-Machine Tender

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