IS SOLDERING AND BRAZING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • Attentive to detail?
  • Dependable?
  • Independent?
  • Adaptable/Flexible?
  • Trustworthy?
Job Description:

Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux

Tasks:

  • Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.
  • Heat soldering irons or workpieces to specified temperatures for soldering, using gas flames or electric current.
  • Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.
  • Melt and separate brazed or soldered joints to remove and straighten damaged or misaligned components, using hand torches, irons, or furnaces.
  • Melt and apply solder to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products, using soldering equipment.
  • Clean workpieces to remove dirt or excess acid, using chemical solutions, files, wire brushes, or grinders.
  • Guide torches and rods along joints of workpieces to heat them to brazing temperature, melt braze alloys, and bond workpieces together.
  • Adjust electric current and timing cycles of resistance welding machines to heat metals to bonding temperature.
  • Clean equipment parts, such as tips of soldering irons, using chemical solutions or cleaning compounds.
  • Turn valves to start flow of gases and light flames and adjust valves to obtain desired colors and sizes of flames.

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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $11.38
  • Median                           $16.04
  • Experienced                   $22.06

Annual Openings                   41

2021 Projected Employment 1,360

Average Education Level      High School Diploma/GED

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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