Jobs in Welding

Welder Fabricator

Metal fabrication is the process of creating or building a usable product out of metal. Raw materials are bent, shaped, welded or cut to complete the final product.

All of the tasks during the fabrication process, from start to finish, are completed at the hands of a welder fabricator.

Many welder fabricators possess the skills, knowledge, and passion to fabricate custom cars, motorcycles, metal art, and much more!

Entry Level Salary
National Median Pay
Real Go-Getters Make
Sources:  Emsi, 2022



A typical welder fabricator is tasked with constructing a variety of metal objects. Metal construction often requires more than just welding.  Welder fabricators could be responsible for:

  • Machining fabrication materials and components
  • Fitting, setting, and installing fabricated structures
  • Cutting and welding with a variety of processes
  • Metal forming, bending, and finishing
  • Repair, design, layout, and estimation
  • Overseeing shop hands or helpers
  • Many other industry/trade specific responsibilities

There are many ways to start
a career as a welder fabricator

Like every career, education and
training leads to further success


Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent.


Recommended Education

Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.


Advanced Training

Apprenticeship program


Advanced Education

Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.


Recommended Training

Related work experience


Recommended Certification

Recommended Certification

Essential Skills

  • Math 
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Blueprint reading

Work Environment

Primarily in a shop with a variety of fabrication equipment. Occasional field work and travel may be required.

The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Welder Fabricators in the last twelve months by state. As shown, the darker the color of the state, the higher the concentration of job postings. The heat map is intended to provide insight into areas where Welder Fabricator careers are currently in demand.


Top Industries

  • Transportation
    Custom cars & motorcycles, aerospace components, light and heavy railway equipment, shipping and maritime components.
  • Manufacturing

    Anything from small metal supports to massive military equipment.

  • Infrastructure

    Structures, bridge & highway components, building & structural components.