Solderers & Brazers

Also called: Brazer, Fabricator, Solderer, Wirer,



What they do:
Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.
On the job, you would:
  • Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.
  • Align and clamp workpieces together, using rules, squares, or hand tools, or position items in fixtures, jigs, or vises.
  • Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Fred's Tip Cartridge Picker
  • Value Analysis
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$42,490
$29,470
$64,240

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What they do:
Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.

On the job, you would:
  • Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.
  • Align and clamp workpieces together, using rules, squares, or hand tools, or position items in fixtures, jigs, or vises.
  • Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.

KNOWLEDGE

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Fred's Tip Cartridge Picker
  • Value Analysis
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$42,490
$29,470
$64,240

EXPLORE MORE