Welders cut and join pieces of metal. Welders may also work as machine operators who operate previously set-up welding, brazing and soldering equipment.
Working as a welder for a forest product company means you will be working in a fast-paced environment. Fixing broken equipment may mean you have to step in and manage a situation without much notice. Welding is physically demanding, and it requires manual dexterity and an eye for detail.
Brazer and Hammerer, Furnace Blazer, Wire Welder
A 2-year trade school degree or apprenticeship is required. Different certifications are also required for specific positions.
Average Annual Salary: $28,062-36,209
Average Hourly Rate: $13-17
Operate brazing and soldering equipment
Operate metal shaping machines
Repair worn parts of metal products by welding on extra layers
Read and interpret blueprints or welding specifications
This job is right for you if...
You want to make a difference working in a green job
You like making things with tools
You are a team player