Welders operate welding equipment in order to join metal workpieces together. They can use fusion welding processes based on different techniques and materials. They also perform simple visual inspection of welds.

Alternative label

  • boiler welder

  • oxyacetylene welder

  • aircraft welder

  • oxy-fuel welder

  • repair and maintenance technician

  • maintenance technician

  • welding practitioner

  • production welder

  • construction welder

  • oxy welder

  • naval welder

  • maintenance welder

  • repair fitter

  • repair technician

  • welder

  • gas welder

  • repair welder

  • steel welder

  • naval metalworker

  • aerospace welder

  • underwater welder

  • motor vehicle welder

  • marine welder

  • arc welder

  • fitter

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


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