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What Are the Risks of Welding?

As with any manufacturing job, there are associated risks with performing work as a welder. To reduce the harmful occurrence of injuries or explosion, you must understand the risks of welding and safeguard yourself and your coworkers by practicing safety measures at...

6 Things to Avoid When Welding

Being a welder can be a highly dangerous job if proper safety precautions are not taken. Not only can you as the welder be injured, but others around you can be injured as well. To reduce the likelihood that you and/or others injured while you are completing your...

High Paying Welding Careers

While current estimates in the U.S. indicate that the average manufacturing job salary is around $50,000, you may wonder where that leaves the salary of welders. Due to the may applications of welding, the salary for a welder depends on the work being done....

Balancing Speed and Quality as a Welder

In today’s competitive employment market, you must learn how to balance speed and quality in your productivity, particularly when you are employed in the welding industry. Welders are increasingly being expected to meet project deadlines on-time with a high quality of...

4 Most Widely Used Methods for Pipe Welding

While pipe welding can be accomplished with TIG, MIG, Stick and Flux Core welding methods, more than one of these methods are commonly used during the course of a pipe application, which is commonly referred to “combination” welding. If you are seeking employment as a...

What to Expect as a Lead Fabricator

As an experienced welder, you may be ready to seek employment as a lead fabricator, also known as a lead welder, to boost your earnings and status in the field. While the duties associated with being a lead fabricator varies greatly depending on the hiring company,...

Typical Pipe Welder Salary

Many factors affect how much of a salary you can expect to receive as a pipe welder. These factors range from length of time in the trade to the type of welding you will be performing. To accurately assess how much you might earn as a pipe welder, you must consider...