If you’re looking for a job in the welding industry, you’ve no doubt seen listings for TIG welding positions. Widely used across a variety of industrial sectors to produce clean, precise welds, TIG welding is one of the most common welding techniques.
Thinking of applying for a TIG welding job? We’ll break down what the position requires, how much you can expect to make and some of the best places to apply for TIG welding gigs.
Did you grow up tinkering with building blocks or taking things apart to see how they worked? Do you enjoy working with your hands, fixing things yourself and constantly learning? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,’ you might be a good candidate for a career in welding.
As the field of nondestructive testing (NDT) becomes increasingly sophisticated and utilized in a wide variety of industries, the need for NDT professionals is steadily rising. Highly skilled technicians are in demand, and the potential for growth within the field is greatest for individuals with specialized training in specific NDT methods. Phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) is a particularly lucrative specialization, due to the technique’s ability to examine virtually any material and deliver accurate results.
The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. Meet Eddie Villafranca, a pipe welder turned rocket launch technician at SpaceX in Cocoa, Florida.
If you’re looking into a career in welding, one of the motivating factors might be because you’ve heard it pays well. This isn’t wrong–many welders earn a living that’s equal to professionals with advanced degrees, like law or medicine.
But salaries in the welding industry also aren’t that simple. Welding salaries vary widely by job type, sector and demand level. Even where you work, geographically speaking, can play a big role in how much you make as a welder.
The field of nondestructive testing (NDT) is a lucrative career path with plenty of room for advancement and a promising future. With a projected growth of $4.1 billion worldwide by the year 2025, careers in NDT provide security, stability, challenging work, and competitive wages. With options at state universities, city and community colleges, technical academies, and training centers, students can select the program that best fits their current schedule and financial needs, as well as their career goals.
The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. Meet Giovanne Lopez, Welding Engineering Department Manager at CRC-Evans Pipeline International. We recently spoke with Gio about what’s new in Oil and Gas and get his take on how workers can adapt and even get ahead in a rapidly changing market.
If you value the satisfaction that comes with doing high-quality, high-precision work and not taking shortcuts, you might be cut out for a career as a pipeline welder. Not only does this job offer an attractive salary and lucrative perks like ample overtime, it affords workers the opportunity to travel all over the world, be part of an exclusive group of tradesmen, and build a skill set that can be parlayed into a number of other interesting jobs.
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) has many functions in the world of NDT. A major one is to help companies make sure the NDT personnel they hire have the appropriate skills to get the job done safely and correctly. In this article, we break down ASNT’s SNT-TC-1A employer-based certification for NDT technicians.
Preparing for an NDT Level II interview? Wondering whether you’ve got the chops for a job in nondestructive testing? You’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll explain what NDT Level II certification is and share some practice interview questions with sample answers to help you make a great first impression on prospective employers.