Welder Job Role Description, Salary Range and Qualification Requirement

Welder Job Role Description, Salary Range and Qualification Requirement

Job Role: Welder

Job Description:

Welders are skilled tradespeople who use heat, pressure, or a combination of both to join metal parts together. They work in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and repair and maintenance. Welders use various types of welding techniques, such as stick welding, TIG welding, MIG welding, and flux-cored arc welding, to create strong and durable joints.


  • Reading and interpreting technical drawings and blueprints to determine the appropriate welding technique and materials
  • Setting up and maintaining welding equipment, including welding torches and machines
  • Preparing materials for welding by cleaning, cutting, and shaping them as necessary
  • Using welding techniques to join metal parts together, ensuring that the joints are strong and meet quality standards
  • Inspecting finished products and making repairs as necessary
  • Following safety procedures and using personal protective equipment
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Welding certification or training program completion
  • Experience with various welding techniques
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to perform repetitive motions and work in confined spaces
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong understanding of safety procedures and use of personal protective equipment
Salary Range:

The average salary for a welder in the USA is $42,480 per year, with a range of $31,000 to $56,000 per year. The salary can vary depending on the industry, location, and level of experience.

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