• National Average Median Pay

    $79,000

  • Real Go-Getters Make

    $91,000

  • Hourly wage up to

    $40/hour

Responsibilities

  • Investigate welding related issues to improve product performance and increase productivity
  • Design welded parts, assemblies and structures such as buildings, pressure vessels, and pipelines
  • Develop repair procedures and assess flaws to determine the fitness-for-service of structures
  • Develop standards, materials, weld joint design, and welding processes
  • Develop welding process procedure qualification, supplier qualification, and product testing
  • Troubleshoot welding problems and provide corrective solutions

Education & Training

Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:

Minimum

Bachelor’s degree in welding engineering, welding engineering technology, etc.

Education

Master’s or Ph.D. in welding engineering, metallurgy, material science, etc.

Training

Apprenticeship program

Training

Related welding and fabrication work experience

Certification

P.E., P.Eng. license

Certification

AWS Certified Welding Inspector, AWS Certified Welding Engineer

Essential Skills

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Analytical thinker and problem-solver
  • Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills
  • Ability to create, design, and analyze blueprints and drawings

Work Environment

Many welding engineers work in a mix of environments both inside and outside of the office that may include manufacturing facilities, testing labs, and active constructions sites. Frequent travel may be required.

Top Industries

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Agriculture Equipment , Automotive Components, Construction Equipment, Aviation Components, Mining Equipment
Transportation

Transportation

Aerospace and Aviation Vehicles, Light and Heavy Railway Equipment, Shipping and Maritime Vessels
Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Bridge & Highway construction, Building & Structural Components, Utilities & Power Generation

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