Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. This includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.
Welding, brazing and soldering are all different methods for joining two or more pieces of material- primarily metals. The main difference among these processes is the temperature used to create the joint. Brazing being stronger than soldering has effects on the base material in soldering. Welding may or may not require the use of shielding gases or filler metals.
People starting in this career usually have a high school diploma with twelve to fifteen months of work experience or on-job training. Getting a certification helps one get a decent job and welder salary.
The brazing and soldering jobs involve setting up machinery and tools, cutting and soldering workpieces, monitoring the heating and cooling temperatures of metal parts, testing for defects, replacing defective cutting tools and monitoring machine performance.
Some relevant skillsets for machine operator job description are in operations monitoring - i.e watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.
For a successful career in machining jobs or welding and soldering, one must have control precision over machines, near vision and manual prowess.
Every career requires an element of study and academic qualification, and there can be several study routes and pathways you can take. In following any academic pathway you will study subjects that contribute to the specialised knowledge required to achieve your career goals. These qualifications provide a future employer with the evidence that you have the desired knowledge, understanding and experience of their industry, so it’s important to consider the various types of qualifications available to you and to understand how they can boost your career and create opportunities for you.
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