Welders, cutters, and welder fitters weld and join different materials to fill holes, indentations or seams. They may work in manufacturing to create, repair and inspect parts or final products. Increasingly welder, cutters, and fitters can be found in the energy industry building, repairing and inspecting pipeline. Because of the tools they use and products they make, individuals with these titles must know how to operate welding equipment safely, effectively, and efficiently.
To become a welders, cutters, and welder fitters requires training in a vocational school, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree or apprenticeship. The average earnings of a welder, cutter, and welder fitter is approximately $19.89 an hour, and the need for such workers typically grows at an average rate, from about 5% to 9% per year.