• Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Use various methods to obtain required configurations and positions for welding
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segment
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
  • Examine workpieces for defects to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools 
  • Operate brazing and soldering equipment

Jobs on this Pathway include:


Please note that Ohio wage data has been cited across this website; however, the industry highlights and skills information are nationally relevant.

Wages quoted on this website refer to Northeast Ohio

Entry-Level

Certified Production Technician

Median Wages: $37,622

To qualify for this job you should be:

  • Able to read and follow instructions
  • Reliable and willing to learn
  • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment
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Weld Operator

Median Wages: $47,743


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • Reliable and willing to learn
  • Able to operate and care for welding tools and equipment
  • Able to use machine safety and personal protective equipment
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Robotic Welding Technician

Median Wages: $47,743


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • Reliable and willing to learn
  • Able to operate robotic welder according to directions
  • Able to use machine safety and personal protective equipment
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Welder 1 (Entry-Level)

Median Wages: $41,580


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • An experienced weld operator
  • Familiar with basic welding processes 
  • Able to weld plate and pipe in various positions
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Welder 2

Median Wages: $52,102


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • An experienced welder
  • Familiar with advanced welding processes
  • Able to conduct destructive and non-destructive testing
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Welding Inspector/Quality Assurance

Median Wages: $52,102


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • An experienced welder
  • Able to oversee destructive and non-destructive testing
  • Able to inspect welding staff work product
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Welder-Fitter

Median Wages: $48,482


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • An experienced welder
  • Able to layout stock from blueprints and sketches
  • Able to troubleshoot and correct process and equipment errors
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Maintenance Welder

Median Wages: $46,013


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • An experienced welder
  • Able to set-up and target piping assemblies
  • Able to troubleshoot and correct process and equipment errors
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Welding Engineer

Median Wages: $88,801


To qualify for this job you should be:

  • A credentialed Engineer (BS)
  • Familiar with product and process design
  • Familiar with automated systems and control
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