Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-4122)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 49,20044,200 -10.21,200 3,7004,400

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.3512.9315.16 18.4222.8427.60
Alaska 30.4720.8123.73 28.6536.3644.47

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2913 44.857.9 52.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 109
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 27.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Construction Technology

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Welding and Cutting

AVTEC   (Seward)
Combination Welding Certificate

Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Welding Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Welding Materials Technology Endorsement

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Advanced Welding/W403
Aluminum Welding Training/W413
Aluminum Welding/W413
Elite Combo/COMBO507 Cer/CDL
Fabrication Welding/W415
Pipe Welding/W414
Structural Welding Level One/W400
Ultimate Welding Program/W404

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Welding & Materials Technology

Plumbers & Steamfitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee   (Anchorage)
Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Tank Farm Welding Certification Certificate
Welding Certificate

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Advanced Welding OEC
Industrial Welding Technology CT1
Welding Technology AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Welding Technology CT2

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Welding CT1

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Entry Level Welder OEC

University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Welding Technology CT2
Welding Technology OEC

University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Welding OEC
Welding Technology CT1
Welding Technology OEC