Cuts, shapes and joins sections of metal, alloys or other materials using specialist welding methods. Common types of welding including oxyacetylene, metal inert gas (MIG), manual metal arc (MMA), tungsten inert gas (TIG), laser and ultrasonic.
Selects materials to be cut or joined
Follows engineering instructions and drawings
Uses the most suitable welding method for the job
Inspects and tests cuts and joins
Works in a safe manner at all times.
How this role fits in with the rest of the industry.
May be based onshore in a workshop, or offshore on a platform or drilling rig. Shiftwork may be involved.
Basic entry requirements include (necessary)
Offshore survival certificate (if job based offshore)
Coding test for the type of welding work required
Employers might also look for (desirable)
Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding
Typical starting salary may be in the region of
Typical Salary once experienced
e.g. NDT (non destructive testing) technician, workshop supervisor, welding inspection