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Uses hand-held welding equipment and torches to join or cut metal or plastics. May fuse together plastic sheets, weld metal parts or trim metal from objects. Follows blueprints and work orders. May plan work from drawings or specifications. Selects proper torch tips. Connects fuel or power lines to torches. Positions parts to be cut or welded. Guides a flame or an electric arc along the welding or cutting lines. Often uses measuring devices to position and check the work. May use automated welding and cutting machines. Cutter may also dismantle large objects such as ships, railroad cars, automobiles or aircraft.

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