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: $42,599
- Average Hourly Rate: $20/hour
- 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