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Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers use hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join, repair, or cut metal parts and products.
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers may work outdoors in all types of weather, or they may work indoors, sometimes in a confined area. Most work full time, and some work more than 40 hours per week.
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent, or have Post-Secondary credentials including an Associates degree.
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