How To Become A Welder – Resources You Need Before You Start
November 4, 2019 784 views
A Collection of Pages About Becoming A Welder
If you’re on the creative side and like welding and working with metal, then a job as a welder may be a career option for you.
As a welder, you may be working in the shop and at times you may have to work at different locations, for example, if a steel building is under construction you may need to work on-site for a few weeks welding beams.
Welding requires physical labor including a lot of bending and lifting as well as skilled labor. It also requires a lot of detailed work and set up before you start welding. Your welds must be seamless, strong, and accurate. There are many times you may be welding different types of metal and thicknesses of material that require different types of welding techniques.
Depending on your location there are different types of certification. A lot of times you start off as an apprentice. Naturally becoming a certified welder opens more opportunities in the field.
With a lot of mass-produced factory jobs, welding is automated and performed by robots. As mentioned in the example above with new steel construction buildings it doesn’t make sense to set up robots, therefore, parts that don’t come in already welded are welded on site.
Some of the duties may include:
Reading blueprints and executing projects according to those plans.
Using many different types of welding techniques including brazing, MIG, and TIG welding.
Identifying the best type of weld for the job at hand.
Prepare surfaces for welding.
Setting up the job so that welding is strong and accurate.
Removing previous welds and rewelding.
Fabricate and assemble metal structures.
Using a variety of different welders.
Use cutters, shapers, and various measuring tools.
Effectively communicate with project managers.
Some of the Industries you may work in can include:
You want to make sure you are interested in welding. You don’t want to get into a field that you’re not interested in just because there is a demand for work or you’re just looking at the financial benefits. You want to get into a field that you enjoy because when you’re interested in the work you do, you have a better chance of succeeding and excelling in that field.
Before going to school and investing time and money to get certified as a welder, I would suggest shadowing a welder in order to get hands-on experience and know what you’re getting into before investing in this career. Even if you spent a couple of weeks volunteering, you’re getting an idea of what’s involved in this type of work and can decide if you want to pursue becoming a welder or not.
This post contains an abundance of resources for someone interested in becoming a welder. Take some time to go through the resources in order to gain an idea of what you’re in for.
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