So, you think you might want to be a Welder?

Want to ignite your career path? See if you have the skills to be a Welder.

Job Description

Welders operate welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals. A Welder can be either an artisan or a precision production worker. This group also includes machine operators who operate previously set up production welding, brazing and soldering equipment. The great variety of work, techniques and work settings offered by this occupation is a very appealing aspect of this work.

Welders are employed by companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft, ships and other metal products, by welding contractors and welding shops or are self-employed.

If you want to be a Welder, you could choose to work in the Construction Sector in fabrication shops or for steel and platform manufacturers that supply architectural and structural metal fabrication used in residential and commercial construction, as well as in large infrastructure projects.

Or you could work in the Resource Sector in shipyards, rail yards, petrochemical refineries and mechanical contractors. Welders may also work in the Transportation Sector for transportation contractors such as heavy machinery, aircraft and shipbuilding as well as in specialized welding shops.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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For more information on how much Welders make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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