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Welding in space was first attempted in 1969 by Russian cosmonauts. Today, advances in welding technology have made it essential for projects like the construction of the International Space Station.

A Day in the Life of a Welder

Welder, Cutter, and Welder Fitter

As a Welder, you would use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components and fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. Understanding different types of welding materials such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals and welding techniques are both critical and foundational. Welders must adhere to safety regulations and demonstrate the ability to read piping diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.

Your daily duties may include…

Reading and interpreting project plans, blueprints, and other written instructions or diagrams to perform task at hand.

The Fabrication/Welding Technician will weld, use electrical wiring, partake in fabrication and restoration work, and read piping and instrumentation diagrams, blueprints and/or schematics.

Colleges offering this program

Fullerton College | Orange Coast College

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