US Army Welder and Fabricator

United States Army and Army Reserves - Chandler, AZ

Full-time | Part-time$1,700 - $8,000 a month


The allied trade specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing the fabrication, repair and modification of metallic and nonmetallic parts. They operate lathes, drill presses, grinders and other machine shop equipment.

Job Duties

  • Fabricate, repair, and modify metallic and nonmetallic parts
  • Utilize such machines as engine lathes, utility grinders, power cutoff saws, hydraulic presses, drill presses, oxyacetylene, electric arc, inert gas welding machines and their associated attachments, accessories and tools


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


Job training for an allied trade specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in machine operation. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Machine types, setup and operation
  • Use of different metals
  • Safety procedures

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in math, general science, metal working and mechanical drawing
  • Preference for working with the hands
  • Making things and finding solutions to mechanical problems
  • Ability to apply mathematical formulas

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with factories and repair shops in many industries, including the electrical product, automotive and heavy machinery industries.

Also, College tuition paid 100 percent the entire time you are in the service.

Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER the military with your rent covered by the Military for 4 years. (Can be used by you or split amongst your immediate family members)

Up to $40,000 dollar sign on bonus and/or $50,000 Student Loan Repayment

Free housing (or your rent paid directly) and utilities 100 percent covered for you and your family Free Medical and Dental for you and your family 30 days paid vacation. Free Travel. And much, much more...

You must be: Under 35 No Major Law Violations (Sexual Misconducts, Domestics..)

No Major Medical issues (Missing Limbs, Mental Health Issues..)

Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551)

High School Diploma/GED holder

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $1,700.00 to $8,000.00 /month

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Child Care benefits
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10
  • 10-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39