Welding Jobs Overview
Welders are at the heart of the construction, manufacturing, and aerospace fields. Generally, welders will spend their time cutting, combining, and shaping metal materials that will be used in these fields. Working with a blueprint, they will create the product required by their employer. In addition to creating new products or to building new structures, welders are often required to do structural repairs and repairs to machinery. The diversity of the work and the challenges it poses make welding the perfect career for those who are looking to push themselves both mentally and physically. Additional work opportunities that are available for welders include that of being a welding engineer, a welding inspector, or a welding supervisor.
Education Requirement for Welders
A high school diploma or GED certificate is required for the position, and a logical way of thinking and a basic understanding of mathematics are also traits that are invaluable in this field. It is also preferable for welders to have some construction experience though on-the-job training will be given. As a minimum requirement, they should have a general certificate in welding. This verifies that they understand basic welding techniques, safety guidelines, and blueprints needed on the job. Advanced welding certificates are also available for those who are looking to focus on particular advanced styles of welding.
Welding Job Market
The job market outlook for welders is positive. According to statistics, between the years 2012 and 2022, there is expected to be a 20 percent increase in the number of welder positions that are available, with approximately 64,100 new openings.
The annual salary for welders fluctuates depending on what field they work in. On average, welders earn approximately $34,700 a year. The bottom average annual wage is $22,900. Some welders’ salaries top out at around $52,000.
Welding Engineer needed for a growing manufacturing company that produces components and assemblies for commercial vehicles, construction equipment and agricultural equipment. The position will be responsible for developing new processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Engineering. Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years exp...
Welding Engineer needed for a Tier 1 automotive supplier in the Metro Detroit area. Industry leading Automotive supplier is currently in search for a Welding Engineer with 2+ years experience as a Welding/Manufacturing Engineer. The VP of Engineering is looking to hire for this position ASAP. Ideal candidate will have a bachelors in Welding Engineering and a stable work history. Ideal candidate wi...
Welding Instructors will teach freshmen and sophomore level courses. Welding Inspector Instructors will teach Film Interpretation, Liquid Penetrant/Mag Particle, CWI preparation, and other courses for AWS certification. Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status. Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidat...
Welder, Fabricator and Assembler needed for a leading industrial equipment manufacturer. Must have strong welding and fabrication skills and experience in reading fabrication and assembly drawings. Must be able to use all types of welding, metal forming and machining equipment. Previous welding, fabricating and assembly experience is required. Machining experience is helpful. This position will be...
Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas an...
SUMMARY Responsible for 2nd shift general direction, leadership and team performance of a Weld Shop production, quality, and operations support area. This will be a first-line team leader position supporting major programs in a complex manufacturing area maintaining production output and process requirements. Functional areas within operations include: Manufacturing Operations: Assembly and Tes...
City: Converse State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 78109 Meadow Burke, a division of Oldcastle, is a premier manufacturer and distributor for the concrete construction industry. For more than seven decades, we have served architects, engineers and contractors with a superior line of concrete reinforcing products, concrete forming accessories, road and bridge products, and industry leading products fo...
Mechanical Foreman - Chicago, IL - $80-90k- Leading supplier of specialty steel and forgings seeks to hire a Mechanical Foreman / Maintenance Foreman/ Sr Millwright for their team in Chicago, IL. This person will be an experience Mechanic or Millwright with hands-on expert in mechanical repairs and problem solving AND will have experience and interest in supervising others. This position is paid O...
Supervision of welding crew. Night shift position. A minimum of 5 years experience in shipbuilding. Previous supervisory experience either in shipbuilding or related field. A good practical understanding of how ships and associated components or systems are fabricated or assembled....
German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company is seeking a strong mechanical engineer with heavy experience in mechanical fixtures (dies, tooling for assembly processes, fixtures). This is a 1 year contract with the possibility of extension. Local candidates only - there is no per diem being offered. Responsibilities for the Mechanical Engineer Identifying root cause analysis of...
A manufacturing client in Ponca City, Oklahoma is looking for a welding supervisor for their growing company. Company is willing to pay for some or all of relocation costs. Company offers 401K, Health insurance, vacation etc. Job Requirements: - Candidate experienced with welding in a manufacturing environment - Candidate whose highest priority is safety of employees and the work place and know...
Description: Welding Engineering Specialist Welding Engineering Specialist Job Purpose: To provide technical support to the Welding Department. Welding Engineer Specialist Job Duties: Plan, direct and coordinate welding processes as necessary ensuring Safety and Quality throughout. Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods. Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirement,...
Our client, a well-respected leader in its industry, is hiring a regional welding engineer for the Tulsa market. This is an exciting and unique role for a welding engineer who is interested in working with a wide variety of welding processes and applications. The Regional Welding Engineer will be responsible for supporting both the business development team and external customers in recommending ...
You must have the following experience and background or you will not be qualified for this job: The Company is a multi-plant supplier to the auto industry. They supply stamped and welded components. There are strong growth opportunities and very strong job security/stability. Requirements include: · Experience being responsible for operation of production capacity. · Experience with robotic mig...
J.M. Neil & Assoc., Inc. is seeking several Engineers for a Aerospace, Agricultural, Military, Automotive and Drilling Manufacturer based in the Midwest. Controls Rotary Friction Welding (inertia and direct drive) equipment , your primary mission will be to seek out new opportunities and work with the customer and internal sales team to develop and propose a solution that best fits the customer’s...
Maintenance Supervisor - Kankakee, IL - Fortune 500 company seeks to hire a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor for their steel mill. This company is looking for people who desire to build a long-term career. The company has never had a layoff in their 40-plus year history and advancement opportunities are abundant for solid performers. Our client is environmentally friendly and is the nation's larg...
Summary Welding Supervisor shall be responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of the welding department. Welding Supervisor shall ensure that production schedules are completed on time. Core Competencies Customer Focus Communication Energy & Stress Team Work Quality Orientation Time Management Adaptability & Flexibility Creative & Innovative Thinking Decision Making & ...
Position Title: AWS Certified Weld Inspector, NDE Level II / Weld Engineer Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Background in Electron Beam, LASER and GTAW welding. ASNT or CP 189 Level II in VT, RT, UT,MT,PT Experience with inspection and testing requirements in accordance in AWS Ability to interpret design/fabrication drawing Experience with testing requirements in accordance: AMS 2680/2681, ...
Millwright - Kankakee, IL - Fortune 500 company seeks to hire a Millwright for their steel mill. This company is looking for people who desire to build a long-term career. The company has never had a layoff in their 40-plus year history and advancement opportunities are abundant for solid performers. Our client is environmentally friendly and is the nation's largest recycler of scrap steel. We are...
Description Position Summary : Penske Technician II will generally assist in the repair and diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components at the direction of Lead Technician or Maintenance Supervisor. Expectations include the ability to diagnose and repair the following with little or no supervision: Clutches, PTO Systems, Electric Systems, Hydraulic/Air Brake systems, Heating...
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Fabricates metal components by analyzing requirements; welding or joining parts; filling holes, indentations, or seams.
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Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Operates manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding.
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