• National Average Median Pay

    $63,000

  • Real Go-Getters Make

    $105,000

  • Hourly wages up to

    $40/hour

Responsibilities

  • Review and approve welding procedures
  • Verify welder and welding procedure qualification compliance
  • Verify safety requirements compliance
  • Develop visual inspection procedures and provide NDE inspection planning/scheduling
  • Review contract requirements and vendor/contractor compliance
  • Develop, implement, or oversee quality control programs and measures

Education & Training

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

Minimum

Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, engineering technology, etc.

Minimum

AWS Certified Welding Inspector

Education

Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, robotic welding, etc.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in welding, material science, welding engineering, etc.

Training

Apprenticeship program

Training

Related welding work experience

Certification

AWS Certified welder

Certification

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Examination (NDE) Technologies and processes

Essential Skills

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and strong leader
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Knowledgeable of weld discontinuities, materials, weldability characteristics, and filler metals
  • Interpret drawings, blueprints, and engineering documents

Work Environment

Many welding inspectors work in a variety of environments both inside and outside of the office that may include; manufacturing facilities, training centers, fabrication shops, and active constructions sites. Travel may be minimal or extensive given the nature of the work.

Top Industries

Industrial

Industrial

Power Generation, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Food & Beverage Processing, Heavy Equipment
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Automotive, Agricultural, Military & Defense, Maritime, Aviation, etc.
Professional

Professional

Training, Education, Engineering, Consulting

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