A Welder is in charge of welding different parts together in a way that they are strongly linked by a physical or chemical process. Most generally, a Welder will operate in metallic parts, in various application fields. The piping industry for example hires a very impressive number of workshop and on site welders as the pipes often have to be welded together to hold in place firmly and prevent leaks.
Welders can either work on new set ups and equipment, or operate brake down and emergency repairs on some cases. Welding specific materials in certain conditions can be an extremely technical and complex task, and many regulated procedures may apply, like when welding for the Oil & Gas industry, or welding under water, etc.
A Welder needs to know his job on the tip of his fingers, and a great manual ability is required to be a good welder. The basic skills of a Welder are the following:
- Be responsible and be able to take personal initiatives
- Be able to update knowledge all along the career
- Be able to work in a team
- Be able to operate emergency repairs, even under bad weather conditions