Solderers and Brazers

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

Median Annual Wage: $37,420

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (45%); Less than high school diploma (38%); Post-secondary certificate (11%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Electronic Technician; Production Technician; Fabricator; Brazer; Solderer; Wirer; Assembly Line Brazer; Connector; Refrigeration Brazer/Solderer; Refrigeration Specialist

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  • 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.
  • Clean workpieces to remove dirt or excess acid, using chemical solutions, files, wire brushes, or grinders.
  • Grind, cut, buff, or bend edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinders and hand tools.
  • Clean joints of workpieces with wire brushes or by dipping them into cleaning solutions.

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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Solderers and Brazers.

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