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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Solderers and Brazers *
 
Solderers and Brazers
(O*NET 51-4121.07, SOC 51-4121)
What they do
Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.
 
Also called:
Assembly Line Brazer, Brazer, Connector, Electronic Technician, Fabricator, Production Technician, Refrigeration Brazer/Solderer, Refrigeration Specialist, Solderer, Wirer
 
 
Wages
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers*
Vermont - 2018
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 15.68   $32,610  
25% $ 17.12   $35,610  
Median $ 19.63   $40,820  
75% $ 23.66   $49,200  
90% $ 28.95   $60,220  
 
Average $ 20.77   $43,210  
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Industries of Employment
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers*
United States - 2016
IndustryPercent of total
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
24%
  • Machinery manufacturing
15%
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
14%
  • Specialty trade contractors
7%
  • Self-employed workers, all industries
5%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Production and Processing
    Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Quality Control Analysis
    Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Concern for Others
    Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
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Projected Employment
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers*
 Vermont
2016 employment 393
2026 employment 384
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-0.2%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
39
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Education and Experience:
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    No work experience
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    1 to 12 months on-the-job training
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Job Zone
Some Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (4.0 to < 6.0) - A typical worker will require over 3 months up to and including 1 year of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   1%
Associate's degree   5%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  11%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  45%
Less than high school diploma   38%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Handling and Moving Objects
    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Braze metal parts or components.
  • Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow.
  • Inspect metal, plastic, or composite products.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.
  • 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.
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