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Welding can be understood as a method of joining two or more pieces of metal by applying heat. The heat melts and fuses the two metals, and a strong bond is then created upon cooling. There are many types of welding techniques, and the right one depends on the task at hand. Given the importance of joining pieces of metal together, the expertise of welders is needed in many different areas of the economy. If you are thinking of becoming a welder, below are the areas where your services might be needed.

Constructions Industry

When it comes to construction, the importance of welding cannot be overstated. Welders are heavily involved in the construction of bridges and buildings, among other civil engineering projects. These welders take high risks since they mostly have to work outdoors, hundreds of feet above the ground in some cases. It is, therefore, not a surprise that welders are some of the highest-paid professionals in the construction industry.

Manufacturing Industry

Statistics show that a majority of welders in the US are employed in the manufacturing industry. They are involved in the manufacturing of motor vehicles, agricultural equipment, mining equipment, structural metals, boilers, and much more. Some welders in the manufacturing industry rely on automated welding machines, while others have to manually weld or solder pieces together as a step in a complex manufacturing process.

Industrial Repairs and Maintenance

Industries rely on machines that run for extended periods. Therefore, these pieces of equipment are exposed to rapid wear and tear, making them prone to breakdowns and damage. Welders in this industry look after industrial machines and equipment to avoid the need for emergency repairs. They can also help with repairing and modifying industrial equipment in addition to the fabrication of industrial facilities.

Ship Building

Welders are also important players in the shipyard industry. They are employed to help with ship and boat building. They also maintain and repair vessels of all kinds. As such, when your work in the shipyard industry as a welder, you might also be responsible for inspecting ships and repairing them accordingly. Your services might be needed on military vessels, research vessels, and cargo ships. As such, you may have to travel from one port to another and given the magnitude of your responsibilities as a shipyard welder, you will most likely be rewarded handsomely.

The Bottom Line

Overall, it is apparent that if you are considering pursuing a career in welding, there are many great opportunities in our economy. As a properly trained welder, you will have the opportunity to work in many different sectors. If you are looking for the right place to learn welding and fabrication, CCNN is an excellent trade school to consider. Feel free to contact CCNN at (775) 241-4445 for more information about our welding and fabrication program.

Where do Welders Work?

Welding can be understood as a method of joining two or more pieces of metal by applying heat. The heat melts and fuses the two metals, and a strong bond is then created upon cooling. There are many types of welding techniques, and the right one depends on the task at hand. Given the importance […]

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Welding and Fabrication Students

There’s nothing more empowering than putting the skills you’ve spent countless hours studying to practical use. Add a little competition into the mix and it’s even more rewarding. That’s exactly what a pair of Career College of Northern Nevada welding students will experience this April when a state-wide version of the Skills USA welding competition comes to Reno. Between April 3-7, CCNN welding and fabrication students Draden Mitchell and Wade Grunstead will have their welding knowledge and skills put to the test during the event, which will be held at Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno. The competition covers three main areas: an interview portion, a written welding test and a practical welding test over the course of four days. Read More...

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The Most Lucrative Welding Positions

The Most Lucrative Welding Positions In 2017, the U.S. national average pay for a welder was approximately $18 per hour, or about $38,000 per year. While this wage is on-par with many entry-level jobs, welders of the higher skill levels earn well above the national average. By “higher skill levels,” we mean the more dangerous […]

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Welding Career

The practice of welding can be traced back to ancient times. Some of the earliest examples of welding are gold boxes and ornaments from the Bronze and Iron Ages. Egyptians utilized a form of welding to create their iron tools. In India, the Iron Pillar of Delhi was created around 310 AD utilizing then-current welding techniques. The specific composition of metals in the pillar has rendered it rust-resistant and it still stands today as a great example of the welders’ skill and craftsmanship. Learn how CCNN can help you get started in a fantastic welding career! Read More...

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