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Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer

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A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer (Short)

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.
  • Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.
  • Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.
  • Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:51-4121.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Production
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$30,640 or less
Bottom 25%:
$36,140 or less
Median:
$44,190 (Average)
Top 25%:
$53,820 or more
Top 10%:
$66,250 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$14.73 or less
Bottom 25%:
$17.37 or less
Median:
$21.25 (Average)
Top 25%:
$25.88 or more
Top 10%:
$31.85 or more

US Employment Statistics
2019:
438,900
2029 (projected):
452,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:43,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
Top Skills
  • Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Speaking
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Control Precision
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Visualization
  • Multilimb Coordination

Alternate Titles for this Role: Acetylene Burner, Acetylene Cutter, Acetylene Operator, Acetylene Torch Burner, Acetylene Torch Operator, Acetylene Torch Solderer, Aluminum Welder, Arc Cutter, Arc Welder, Assembler, Assembler Brazer, Assembly Line Brazer, Atomic Welder, Bar Welder, Barrel Ribs Solderer, Basin Finish Operator, Bit Welder, Blade Worker, Blow Torch Burner, Blow Torch Operator, Body Welder, Boiler Welder, Bonder, Brazer, Brazing Furnace Operator, Burner, Butt Welder, Can Solderer, Certified Maintenance Welder, Combination Welder, Connector, Cutting Torch Operator, Deicer Finisher, Die Welder, Dip Brazier, Dipper, Electric Arc Welder, Electric Solderer, Electric Spot Welder, Electric Welder, Electrical Solderer, Experimental Welder, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Filament Welder, Fitter, Flame Burner, Flame Cutter, Flash Welder, Frame Welder, Gas Brazer, Gas Burner Operator, Gas Cutter, Gas Torch Brazier, Gas Torch Solderer, Gas Welder, Getter Welder, Gun Welder, Hand Thermal Cutter, Heliarc Welder, Helium Arc Welder, Induction Heating Equipment Setter, Industrial Welder, Iron Cutter, Lap Welder, Lead Burner, Line Welder, Liner Assembler, Machine Operator, Maintenance Welder, Mechanic, Metal Fabrication Welder, Metal Solderer, Metal Welder, MIG Welder (Metal Inert Gas Welder), Oxyacetylene Burner, Oxyacetylene Cutter, Oxyacetylene Torch Operator, Oxyacetylene Welder, Oxyhydrogen Welder, Pipe Welder, Production Line Solderer, Production Line Welder, Production Technician, Production Welder, Rail Bonder, Refrigeration Brazer, Refrigeration Solderer, Resistance Brazer, Retrofit Welder, Robotic Welder, Scrap Burner, Scrap Cutter, Scrap Iron Cutter, Scrap Metal Burner, Service Technician (Service Tech), Set-Up Welder, Sheet Metal Welder, Shotweld Operator, Silver Brazer, Silver Solderer, Solderer, Solderer Dipper, Spot Welder, Steel Burner, Steel Cutter, Steel Welder, Stitch Welder, Structural Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Tack Welder, Tank Truck Mechanic, Tank Welder, Thermite Welder, TIG Welder (Tungsten Inert Gas Welder), Torch Burner, Torch Cutter, Torch Heater, Torch Operator, Torch Shearer, Torch Solderer, Torch Straightener, Ultrasonic Hand Solderer, Ultrasonic Solderer, Underwater Welder, Unionmelt Operator, Weld Lay Out Worker, Welder, Welder Fabricator, Welder Fitter, Welder Operator, Welder Technician (Welder Tech), Welding Lead Burner, Welding Setter, Welding Specialist, Welding Technician, Welding Tester, Wire Welder, Wirer

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a supplies order.
  • Verify measurements are in the correct range.
  • Calculate a sampling plan for quality assurance.
  • Review Item Control sheets to ensure compliance with guidelines.
  • Make a product purchase recommendation.
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