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A Peek into Welding Jobs

By: Job Exchange


Are you one of those who love accuracy and have high concentration levels, then welder jobs are just what
you're looking for. A tyical welding job rofile involves working with !etal or lastics and oly!ers, giving
it roer shae, si"e, joining ieces of !etal, etc. #elding careers are not restricted to any one industry, the
scoe extends fro! construction, engineering, transort, offshore oil and gas to aerosace and it covers
al!ost everything.
$he A!erican #elding %ociety, established in &'&', is one of the greatest welding organi"ations in (nited
%tates offering varied welding certificate courses. $he oortunities for welding jobs in )harlotte *orth
)arolina are very ro!ising as it is ranked a!ong the to cities for welding jobs after $exas and +ouston.
,f the above overview of welding jobs entices you, let-s dig a little further to get you all geared u.
Work
A welder would re/uire to select and lay out !aterials to be cut or joined. follow the engineering instructions
and drawings. use the !ost suitable welding !ethod for the work given. use recision !easuring
instru!ents, oerate se!i0auto!atic welding e/ui!ents, carry out !aintenance and reair activities, etc.
$he !ost co!!on welding techni/ues include oxyacetylene, !etal inert gas 12,34, !anual !etal arc
122A4, tungsten inert gas 1$,34, laser and ultrasonic welding. As it !ay see!, the dangers associated with
this job are too high therefore one needs to adhere to strict rotection nor!s and wear ade/uate safety
gear. 5eending on the job, face shields, gloves, aron, safety harness for working at heights, breathing
aaratus for underwater welding would beco!e necessary.
Skills
A welder needs to have good hand0to0eye coordination, ability to understand technical lans and drawings,
good !ath skills to work out !easure!ents, knowledge of latest welding techni/ues, an understanding of
safe working ractices, accuracy, focus, etc.
Hours
A welder would nor!ally have to work for 67089 hours a week. #orking in shifts is /uiet co!!on. :verti!e
would be necessary to !eet deadlines. however working hours would differ fro! industry to industry.
5eending on the tye of work, you !ay be working indoors in enclosed saces or !ay be exosed to all
weather conditions, say for exa!le, working on an oil rig right out at the sea.
Income
,n welding, the saying goes, 'the !ore you learn the !ore you earn.' +owever, one !ust kee in !ind that
!axi!u! training and learning is done on the job. At the entry level, the salary would be retty !uch basic,
starting fro! ;&9 to ;89 an hour based on the job at hand. (nderwater welding can hel you earn around
;<9999 a year, while one can earn as high as ;&99999 er year on an offshore oil rig based on efficiency.
)oal0fired ower boilers, nuclear ower lants, nuclear waste treat!ent lants, co!uter0chi
!anufacturing lants, refineries, !ines, ielines, !ines. welding for!s a art of just about everything you
see, touch and use every day. ,f you are interested in a job that hels everything work, allows you to be at
the core of building things, be a art of the !anufacturing rocess then your search stos right here. Based
on your skills and welding ositions and how good you are at it, you can earn way above satisfaction.
Are you one of those who love accuracy and have high concentration levels, then welder jobs are just what
you're looking for. A tyical welding job rofile involves working with !etal or lastics and oly!ers, giving
it roer shae, si"e, joining ieces of !etal, etc. #elding careers are not restricted to any one industry, the
scoe extends fro! construction, engineering, transort, offshore oil and gas to aerosace and it covers
al!ost everything