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Solderers and Brazers

Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.   (O'Net 51-4121.07)

 
Reported job titles:   Acetylene Burner, Acetylene Operator, Acetylene Torch Operator, Acetylene Torch Solderer, Assembler Brazer, Assembly Line Brazer, Barrel Ribs Solderer, Blow Torch Burner, Blow Torch Operator, Bonder, Brazer, Brazing Furnace Operator, Connector, Deicer Finisher, Dip Brazier, Electric Solderer, Electrical Solderer, Electronic Technician, Fabricator, Gas Brazer, Gas Torch Brazier, Gas Torch Solderer, Metal Solderer, Production Line Solderer, Production Technician, Refrigeration Brazer/Solderer, Refrigeration Specialist, Resistance Brazer, Scrap Burner, Silver Brazer, Silver Solderer, Solderer, Solderer Dipper, Solderer-Assembler, Solderer-Dipper, Torch Solderer, Ultrasonic Hand Solderer, Wirer
 
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    Wages
    for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers which includes:
                          - Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 12.03   $ 13.91   $ 16.82   $ 21.30   $ 26.94   $ 18.06  
    Yearly $25,020   $28,940   $34,990   $44,310   $56,030   $37,560  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 14.15   $ 16.54   $ 20.80   $ 25.62   $ 29.70   $ 21.53  
    Yearly $29,440   $34,410   $43,260   $53,290   $61,780   $44,770  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 12.82   $ 13.91   $ 15.67   $ 17.96   $ 19.35   $ 16.05  
    Yearly $26,660   $28,930   $32,600   $37,350   $40,240   $33,380  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 10.08   $ 11.50   $ 13.87   $ 16.82   $ 19.56   $ 14.44  
    Yearly $20,960   $23,920   $28,840   $34,990   $40,690   $30,040  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers which includes:
                                  - Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 457 476 0.4% 15
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers which includes:
                                - Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Fabricated metal product manufacturing 22.9%
    Machinery manufacturing 15.6%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 13.0%
    Specialty trade contractors 6.2%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 5.8%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Solderers and Brazers
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  • Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.
     
  • Heat soldering irons or workpieces to specified temperatures for soldering, using gas flames or electric current.
     
  • Examine seams for defects and rework defective joints or broken parts.
     
  • Melt and separate brazed or soldered joints to remove and straighten damaged or misaligned components, using hand torches, irons, or furnaces.
     
  • Melt and apply solder to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products, using soldering equipment.
     
  • Clean workpieces to remove dirt or excess acid, using chemical solutions, files, wire brushes, or grinders.
     
  • Guide torches and rods along joints of workpieces to heat them to brazing temperature, melt braze alloys, and bond workpieces together.
     
  • Adjust electric current and timing cycles of resistance welding machines to heat metals to bonding temperature.
     
  • Clean equipment parts, such as tips of soldering irons, using chemical solutions or cleaning compounds.
     
  • Turn valves to start flow of gases and light flames and adjust valves to obtain desired colors and sizes of flames.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated December 2006
     


    Knowledge
    for Solderers and Brazers
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated December 2006
     


    Skills
    for Solderers and Brazers
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated December 2006
     


    Work Activities
    for Solderers and Brazers
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  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
     
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment - Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated December 2006
     


    Interests
    for Solderers and Brazers
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • 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.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated December 2006
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers  updated December 2006
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Welding Engineering Technology/Technician. (NEW)
     
    • Welding Technology/Welder.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Solderers and Brazers 
     

     
     
     
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