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.
Weld Technician needed for automotive Tier 1 supplier in Bowling Green, KY. You will support department and customer quality systems by identifying adn troubleshooting weld quality issues. Wil be responsible for troubleshooting weld quality issues, follow process control plans, inspect procedures and improve current systems. Experience with robotic MIG welding in a high volume manufacturing enviro...
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...
Multi-location U.S. based maker of complex tubular welded assemblies seeks a Manufacturing / Weld Engineer for it's manufacturing facility located south of Greenville SC. This individual will develop and maintain weld schedules and robotic, and debug/trouble shooting MIG, TIG, and Resistance welders. Direct-hire position with an established company. Responsibilities for the Welding Engineer Esta...
Production Supervisor ( 2nd Shift ) needed for a tier 1 Automotive Stamping Plant position in the Warren, Michigan area. Production supervisor will be responsible for leading a team of 20 people on the 2nd shift at a growing tier 1 automotive client. Plant produces welded products for the automotive industry. Preference will be give to a production supervisor with 3 years experience as a superviso...
Company Confidential Warren, MI, 48089
Warren based manufacturer seeking an experienced Weld Tech - Experience performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing all weld centers: - 4+ years’ experience in the robotic welding field a plus - PLC programming knowledge a plus - Maintenance planning experience a plus - This is a 2nd shift position - Pay range is based on experience and skillset...
The Production Operator-Frame Welding position has the responsibility to set up and operate various types of equipment and handling of materials in Frame Welding Assembly such as Fanuc Robotic System, MIG/TIG welding, and Plasma treatment. Key Responsibilities are: * Set up and operate equipment in the Frame Welding Assembly (Frame preparation, MIG/TIG Welding and Plasma). * Execute work instru...
The West Valley Staffing Group Recruitment team is currently seeking a Welding Technician for our client in Hayward, CA. THIS IS A TEMPORARY CONTRACT POSITION. Our client is an internationally recognized outsource solution provider for complex modules ranging from liquid & gas delivery systems to turnkey system integration. The Welding Technician will be responsible for, but not limited to, the...
Midwest Technical Institute is seeking a qualified welding instructor at MTI’s Moline, IL Campus. Candidates must have a minimum three years of welding experience and a post-secondary welding education is preferred. Applicants should have experience in pipe welding and must also possess knowledge of SMAW, MIG, TIG and carbon/stainless steel welding processes. Additionally, candidates will be req...
Job Description : Contract to direct position for a Senior Welding Inspector responsible for oversight of the quality assurance & quality control as implemented by the different subcontracted fabrication facilities worldwide. Extensive travel is required (>50%). Manage local inspectors at the fabrication facilities, act as the lead QA/QC manager for project execution teams, and will be the prim...
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Join STERIS in its vision to see the world free from Infection and Contamination as a WELDING ENGINEER Summary Plans and directs the Engineering and application of Weld Technology to the production line including semi automated and automated applications. Essential Job Functions 1. Develops welding techniques and procedures. Conducts research and development to develop and test new fabricati...
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...
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...
Power Generation service organization is seeking a mid level Power Plant Maintenance Mechanic for direct hire career opportunity in College Park, MD. Candidate will be responsible for the safe and reliable mechanical repair of boilers, electric generators, chillers, steam distribution system, steam turbines, and other equipment. Candidate must have demonstrated welding experience. Responsibilitie...
EPC client is looking for a Supplier Quality Specialists to be based out of Kansas City, MO and support power plant & refinery EPC projects. You need 7-20+ years of quality control experience working on power generation or oil & gas plant EPC projects either for an EPC or heavy industrial equipment company. This is a long term contract opportunity that could go direct for the right candidate. Res...
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...
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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...
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Hunter Engineering Company is a world leader in automotive service equipment, offering state-of-the-art wheel alignment systems, brake lathes, tire changers, lift racks and brake testers. Hunter equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and automotive service facilities around the world. We are currently searching for an experienced Weldin...
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$24,960.00 - $62,400.00
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Some High School Coursework
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Fabricates metal components by analyzing requirements; welding or joining parts; filling holes, indentations, or seams.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Maintains safe work environment by following procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Detects faulty operation of equipment and/or defective materials, and notify supervisors.
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