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Welder Gas Metal Arc Salary
in Maine, United States

$26,792 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$335

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welder Gas Metal Arc is $26,792 a year and $13 an hour in Maine, United States. The average salary range for a Welder Gas Metal Arc is between $20,932 and $31,508. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Welder Gas Metal Arc. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Maine, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Welds together metal components of products, such as pipelines, automobiles, boilers, ships, aircraft, and mobile homes, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment: obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
  • Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by welding engineer 011.061-026 or welding technician 011.261-014.
  • Starts power supply to produce electric current.
  • Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece and join edges of workpiece.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
  • May manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal.
  • May clean or degrease weld joint or workpiece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.
  • May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes.
  • May prepare broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
  • May chip off excess weld, slag, and spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper.
  • May preheat workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace.
  • May position and clamp workpieces together or assemble them in jig or fixture.
  • May tack.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
$31,059
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Welder Gas Metal Arc Job Listings for Maine, United States

Welder I
Dec 7
North Berwick, ME, USA
Pratt & Whitney
... metal joining process to fabricate or repair parts. Work from drawings, sketches, welding machine schedules, verbal and written instructions Make required settings to equipment, gas flow and other ...
Welder I - 2nd Shift - PM/84
Nov 1
North Berwick, ME, USA
Pratt & Whitney
... metal joining process to fabricate or repair parts. Work from drawings, sketches, welding machine schedules, verbal and written instructions Make required settings to equipment, gas flow and
Welder I - 3rd Shift - PM/84
Nov 1
North Berwick, ME, USA
Pratt & Whitney
... metal joining process to fabricate or repair parts. Work from drawings, sketches, welding machine schedules, verbal and written instructions Make required settings to equipment, gas flow and other ...
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