What Is the Job Description of a Welder?


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Welders use a machine called a welder to put pieces of metal together to form one piece. Welders also use the welding machine to fill in holes and dents.

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Some welders work indoors in factories making machinery and in body shops fixing damaged vehicles. The work is often heavy and hot. Others work outdoors, sometimes experiencing heights and unpleasant weather conditions. Some individuals learn welding at home or working on farms. Some welding positions provide on-the-job training, with welders learning to perform the tasks required to unique specifications, while other companies expect applicants to have already learned the trade. Places to learn welding include trade schools and vocational, technical colleges.

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