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Agricultural Careers Welder. By: Dr. Frank Flanders and Ms. Anna Burgess Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office Georgia Department of Education June 2005. Job Duties & Responsibilities.

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By dr frank flanders and ms anna burgess georgia agricultural education curriculum office

Agricultural Careers

Welder

By: Dr. Frank Flanders and Ms. Anna Burgess

Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

Georgia Department of Education

June 2005


By dr frank flanders and ms anna burgess georgia agricultural education curriculum office

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Select and insert electrode or gas nozzle into holder and connect hoses and cables to obtain gas or specified amperage, voltage, or polarity

  • Select and install torch, torch tip, filler rod, and flux according to welding chart specifications or type and thickness of metal

  • Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure to obtain desired flame

  • Weld component parts together according to layouts, blueprints, or work orders

  • Perform thermal cutting or grinding

  • Repair broken or cracked parts, fill holes, or increase size of metal parts

  • Know how to read and understand blue prints and other drawings.


By dr frank flanders and ms anna burgess georgia agricultural education curriculum office

Qualities and Skills

A welder should have a high aptitude for industrial arts skills and have good mechanical abilities.

One should be able to work alone with limited or no supervision.

One must be a logical thinker who can plan and complete tasks in an orderly manner.

A welder needs a vast knowledge of different welding techniques and should be able to apply them expertly.

One must be able to accept criticism and be willing to redo his work as many times as are needed.

A welder must also practice good safety habits.


By dr frank flanders and ms anna burgess georgia agricultural education curriculum office

Salary

The average salary for a welder between is $24,500 and $31,000 annually.

Training welders just starting out can earn as much as $31,000 per year, but experienced welders may earn $46,000 or more annually.


By dr frank flanders and ms anna burgess georgia agricultural education curriculum office

Work Environment

  • Work usually takes place in a well lighted shop

  • Protective helmet, goggles, heavy gloves, and special work clothes must be worn

  • Shops are usually well ventilated

  • Many fumes and odors

  • Exposed to hazardous rays and lighting

  • Some outdoor work is done on machinery

  • Weather can be a concern with outdoor welding

  • Normal work hours range any where form 37-40 per week


By dr frank flanders and ms anna burgess georgia agricultural education curriculum office

Becoming a Welder

There are minimal education requirements in the career field of welding. However, the more training and education you obtain the better your services will be. Technical colleges as well as two year community colleges offer welding as a degree.

The advancement opportunities for someone in the field of welding are very minimal. Most welders own and operate their own business or work for a larger business. If you work for a larger business it is possible to advance to a manager position or co-owner/operator.


By dr frank flanders and ms anna burgess georgia agricultural education curriculum office

Career Resources

American Welding Society

550 N.W. LeJeunne Road

Miami, Florida

Internet: http://www.amweld.org

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

One SME Drive

P.O. Box 930

Dearborn, Michigan 48121


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