Welder

Tech, Sales and Support Services

Processing and Manufacturing

Build

The Welder Way means rolling up your sleeves and getting it done. It means no divas. It means complete support for the artistic vision in charge. 

Allyson Currin
Welder

Dusty Copeland

In A Nutshell

I use specialized welding equipment to join together metal parts 

I work with customers to design metal machines, equipment, or parts for them

I repair worn or broken metal parts for customers 

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Potential Salary Range

$33,000-66,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
Alberta
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
Manitoba
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Ontario
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Saskwatchewan SK
Saskwatchewan

A weld shop is like no other workplace in the world. It’s a busy, dirty, and high energy environment, and the best place to be creative and get projects done.

Workplace

Indoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Work with customers to understand the projects they need done
  • Read and understand blueprints or other project instructions
  • Use welding equipment to connect metal pieces into useable equipment
  • Follow safety procedures including wearing proper welding gear and respecting fire-safety rules
  • Repair worn parts that have been previously welded
  • Design equipment based on customers needs and then weld it as required  

Education & Training

  • An apprenticeship or trades program in welding is required for this job.
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Job Outlook

    The outlook for this job is considered good, meaning there will be approximately the same number of job openings as there are people to fill these jobs 

Related School Subjects

Practical Applied Arts
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Welding Safety Communication Trades

Important Skills

Mechanical

Welding is a very hands-on trade, so it’s helpful to feel comfortable in mechanical situations 

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Detail-Oriented

When fixing heavy equipment, every detail is important to make sure parts work like they’re supposed to. 

Independence

Welding is a one-person job, and while I do talk with coworkers and customers, it’s good to enjoy working on my own.

Creativity & Innovation

Customers often come to me with a problem, and it's my job to find a creative solution that meets their needs.

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The Best Things About This Job Are…

Own Boss
Using Technology
Problem Solving
Working in a Small Business