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You might hire a welder to:

  • Create or renovate new structures that are made primarily of metal
  • Repair damaged structures that require welding techniques

  • Plan and execute construction for buildings

  • Complete projects that require safety gear and welding equipment 

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Ability to prepare, read, and interpret blueprints, reports, instructions, procedures, and guidelines
Professional certification, such as AWS (American Welding Society)
Proven success as a welder
Experience with MIG and TIG welding
Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
Ability to lift 50 or more pounds and work in confined spaces
Good communication skills
High school diploma or equivalent, with demonstrated knowledge of math and/or science