Note: conditions vary according to employer and region.
Welders work on equipment ranging from light service vehicles to large crushers, working as a part of the mine’s maintenance department. Some of their work is performed in the maintenance shop, and some is done at the work site. Their work includes the construction of new structures and repairs or modifications to existing ones as well as equipment and machinery. Welders are often required to work in confined spaces, lift heavy pieces of metal, and endure long periods of standing, squatting and kneeling, while performing repetitive activities.