• Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 41,030
    $32,450 range bar $58,640
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies.

What do they typically do

  • Give directions to other workers regarding machine set-up and use
  • Turn and press knobs and buttons or enter operating instructions into computers to adjust and start welding machines
  • Start, monitor, and adjust robotic welding production lines
  • Correct problems by adjusting controls or by stopping machines and opening holding devices
  • Record operational information on production reports
  • Load or feed workpieces into welding machines to join or bond components
  • Inspect, measure, or test completed metal workpieces to make sure they conform to specifications, using measuring and testing devices
  • Set up, operate, or tend welding machines that join or bond components to fabricate metal products or assemblies

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.2%
Job Openings 94

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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