• Entry Level Salary

    $36,000

  • National Median Pay

    $41,000

  • Real Go-Getters Make

    $65,000+

  • Source: BurningGlass, 2020

Responsibilities

  • Apply principles of basic welding fundamentals, symbols, and blueprints
  • Identify and perform correct robotic welding parameters, welding procedures, operations and programs
  • Create robotic welding programs, modify existing welding programs, and conduct welding cell cycle time calculations
  • Troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance of robotic equipment and welding equipment

Education & Training

Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:

Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Recommended Education

Certificate in robotic arc welding, metals fabrication, automated technology, advanced manufacturing, etc.

Advanced Education

Associate degree in robotic arc welding, metals fabrication, automated technology, advanced manufacturing, etc.

Recommended Training

Related work experience on robotic welding applications

Advanced Training

Apprenticeship program

Recommended Certification

AWS Certified Robotic Arc Welder

Essential Skills

  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving, and computer skills
  • Knowledgeable of automation equipment, processes, and systems
  • Interpret blueprints and drawings
  • Adapt to technology changes quickly and seamlessly
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Work Environment

Many robotic welding technicians work in manufacturing or shop environments, however some field or travel opportunities are available.

The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Robotic Welding Technicians in the last twelve months by state. As shown, the darker the color of the state, the higher the concentration of job postings. The heat map is intended to provide insight into areas where Robotic Welding Technician careers are currently in demand.

 

  • Source: BurningGlass, 2020

Top Industries

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Agricultural Equipment, Automotive Components, Electronic Devices, Aerospace and Aviation Components
Transportation

Transportation

Aviation, Automotive, Rail and Heavy Equipment

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