Welder I joins, fabricates, and repairs metal and other weldable material by applying appropriate welding techniques and operating various welding devices. Interprets blueprints, specifications, diagrams or schematics to determine appropriate welding process. Being a Welder I inspects completed welds to determine structural soundness. Familiar with and complies with all safety requirements and protocols for working in a hazardous environment. Additionally, Welder I may be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Welder I gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Welder I typically requires 1-3 years of related experience or may have 0 years of experience plus an associates degree, or additional training, or certification.