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MIG Welding info

Job description


  • Study blueprints, sketches, or specifications
  • Calculate dimensions to be welded
  • Inspect structures or materials to be welded
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies
  • Monitor the welding process to avoid overheating
  • Maintain equipment and machinery


They wear safety shoes, heat-resistant gloves, goggles, masks with protective lenses, and other equipment to prevent burns and eye injuries and to protect them from falling objects

Physical demands

must be in good physical condition

Required skills

Detail oriented

Manual dexterity

Spatial-orientation skills

Technical skills


Associates degree or higher

Certified welder

One year of working with experienced employees

Work environment

Work indoors or outdoors

May work in cramped spaces or on a high platform

Work schedule and salary

8-12 hours a day with possible overtime

May earn around 36,000 a year

Promotion and job outlook

Promotion depends are your experience

Joubert outlook is predicting that it will grow 6% between 2012-2022

Additional sources

American Welding Society

Precision Machined Products Association

Source of info