Unions date back to the 18th century, founded with the rise of the labor movement as a means for workers to protect themselves. Today, they’re an ingrained part of our workforce that collectively strive to secure fair working conditions, higher pay and a representative voice for the workers who are part of them. Thinking of joining a welders union? We’ll explain how being part of a union can impact your welding career and share how to get your foot in the door if you’re looking to get a union welding job.
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.
Texas is the second-largest state in the nation, ranking only behind Alaska in terms of size. It’s also number two in economic output, generating close to 9% of the nation’s overall gross domestic product–only California has a higher output. From bustling metropolitan areas like Houston and San Antonio to the far-flung rural towns of Big Bend country, Texas has a diverse geographical landscape and an equally varied economy that makes it a hotbed for welding activity. Learn more about the best opportunities for welders in Texas.
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.
If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in welding, you’re in good company. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 425,000 welders and related workers in the United States. You probably have a general idea of what welders do—use tools to join different materials through welding techniques—but you might not have such a clear-cut idea of what the industry is like. Here, we’ll answer the frequently asked question: “is welding a good career path?”
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 David Turley, a welder and outdoorsman from the great state of Kentucky.
Maybe you’re here because you’re looking for a good job that doesn’t require a degree–one you’ll have to spend four years and lots of money to get. Or, maybe a friend or family member suggested you look into welding and you’re wondering, how much money can I really make as a welder? We’ll break down welding salaries in precise detail, including which jobs pay the most and where to look for jobs to maximize your earning potential.
If you’re looking for the answers to all your pressing questions about welding jobs and how to get them, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll break down the different types of welding jobs, the education and experience you need to land those jobs, and the benefits of a career in this in-demand profession.