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Welding Trades

Welding trades workers join metal parts by welding, brazing and soldering, and cut and remove defects from metal using a variety of equipment and techniques.

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About this Career

£24,630

Average salary

New workers start around £16,505.59. Normal pay is £24,630 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,163.11.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Checks finished workpiece for defects and conformity with specification.
  • Cleans and smoothes weld.
  • Guides electrode or torch along line of weld, burns away damaged areas, and melts brazing alloy or solder into joints.
  • Cuts metal pieces using gas torch or electric arc.
  • Connects wires to power supply, or hoses to oxygen, acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, electric arc, or other source and adjusts controls to regulate gas pressure and rate of flow.
  • Selects appropriate welding equipment such as electric arc, gas torch, etc..

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
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Learning Strategies
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Mathematics
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Critical Thinking
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Active Listening
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Speaking
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Active Learning
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Monitoring
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Writing
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Science
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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