Jobs in Welding
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!
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
High school diploma or equivalent.
Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.
Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.
Related work experience
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Blueprint reading
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.
TransportationCustom cars & motorcycles, aerospace components, light and heavy railway equipment, shipping and maritime components.
Anything from small metal supports to massive military equipment.
Structures, bridge & highway components, building & structural components.