Become a Welder
The Fabricators of Arizona
Welders are skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen found on almost every job site. Welders cut and bond a variety of materials like steel, aluminum, and cast iron used for numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects. These projects include:
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Welding is one of the most multifaceted trades to get into. Many welders work on pipelines that help protect valuable energy and resources. Welders also typically cover all grounds when it comes to working in the construction industry.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Does a Welder Do?
Welders are proficient at cutting and joining metal products and materials together through the use of their welding equipment. There are four main types of welding techniques: MIG Welding, TIG Welding, Stick Welding, and Fluxed Cored Arc Welding.
What Is the Outlook for Welders?
Welding is versatile. Welders will often move on to become inspectors, instructors, machine operators, and more. As the current workforce reaches retirement age, welders are needed now more than ever.
How Do I Become a Welder?
Like all aspiring tradesmen and tradeswomen, welders must receive industry-lead training through the five-year United Association (UA) registered apprenticeship program. As an apprentice, you will obtain on-the-job training and may complete the program in less than five years, depending on your skill set.