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Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job Information

Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.


  • About 2 out of 3 jobs in this occupation are in manufacturing industries.
  • Training ranges from a few weeks to several years of school and on-the-job training.
  • Employment is projected to experience little or no change.
  • Job prospects should be good for skilled welders because employers are reporting difficulty finding enough qualified people.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $34,770/yr ($17.39/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma