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If you are detail-oriented with a steady hand, TIG welding may be your future speciality. TIG welding is a manual arc welding process that uses tungsten inert gas (TIG) to produce the weld. It requires the use of both hands, one to hold the TIG torch and the other to add filler metal to the weld joint. Because it requires more control, and two hands, TIG welding is one of the most difficult of the welding processes to master, however it can provide the most versatile career.
With the right training and control, you can operate a welding machine to complete a MIG weld. Short for Metal Inert Gas, MIG welding is considered a semi-automated process originally developed in the 40’s. Although the process does require a skilled welder, it is considered less difficult than TIG welding because the welder can rely on the MIG welding machine to perform the weld.
Looking for a new adventure? Find excitement in the lucrative career of underwater welding. Ideal for any adventure-seeker, underwater welding is far from your average desk job. Whether in the sea or a lake, your ‘office’ location will vary. In underwater welding, no day will ever be the same.
To work as a pipe welder, there are various certifications needed to work with different materials. These include shielded metal arc welding and gas shielded arc welding. Pipe welding in the 6G position covers all welding positions. The 6G certification is the most difficult welding test to pass, but is one of the most desired.
Welding inspectors are required to know the field and the welds being performed. Hands-on in-field technical experience is required for success in this career path as you will be considered the expert. Welding inspectors examine the welds performed by a welder. They inspect the connections and bonds between metals and use visual tools and electrical instruments to ensure the quality and safety of the weld.