Metal Fabrication and Welding

Manufacturing Technologies Career PathwayMetal Fab


Is METAL FABRICATION & WELDING for you?

Would you like to...

  • Use modern equipment and welding techniques to fabricate, assemble, and repair metal components
  • Bend, cut, drill, join, punch, weld and manipulate many types of metal
  • Design layout patterns, interpret blueprints, and adhere to engineering specifications

In this lab you need to be/have:

  • Good math skills
  • Good science reasoning and logic skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to rely on senses of sight, sound and touch

IN METAL FABRICATION AND WELDING YOU WILL EARN CERTIFICATION IN:

  • AWS.D1.1 Structural Welding Certification

SKILLS TAUGHT IN METAL FABRICATION AND WELDING:

  • SMAW Welding
  • GMAW Welding
  • GTAW Welding
  • FCAW Welding
  • Brazing
  • Soldering
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • CNC Cutting
  • CAC-A Cutting
  • Oxy-acetylene Cutting & Welding
  • Blueprint Reading

TYPICAL WAGES FOR JOBS IN THIS FIELD:

Welder $35,920
Fabricator $35,170
Sheet Metal Worker $42,730
Structural Iron Worker $45,690
Pipefitter $47,730
Machine Operator $45,690
Boilermaker $56,910
* National Median Salaries
* Ohio Career Information System, 2010
* May require post-high school degrees

CAREER OPTIONS OPEN WITH THIS CERTIFICATION:

  • Job Shop Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Production Welder
  • Iron Worker
  • Boilermaker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Pipe Welder

CAREER OPTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING / EDUCATION:

  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Engineer

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • Lorain County Com. College
  • Zane State College
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