Welder

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Ingrid
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Welder

Welders join, fabricate and repair metal and other weldable material by applying appropriate welding techniques and operating various welding devices. They nterpret blueprints, specifications, diagrams or schematics to determine appropriate welding process, and inspect completed welds to determine structural soundness. They must be familiar with and complies with all safety requirements and protocols for working in a hazardous environment. Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to get paid to work and learn at the same time.These training programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Apprenticeships are usually offered by labor unions and last approximately three to four years.

All apprentices are generally full-time employees of whatever employer or business that is sponsoring the program. During this time, you’ll get steady raises while you’re learning new skills by taking tuition classes and obtaining new and even advanced certifications. College credits are also offered by many programs as well. You can find information on apprentice programs by searching for local union opportunities and just calling into a local union in your area.

Many apprenticeships are offered through labor unions. An advantage of this is that your pay is set by the union’s contract and in many cases your job is protected much more than if working outside of a union shop. Union employees generally enjoy much better working conditions, job security and retirement and health benefits than their non-union counterparts. You can also be assured that the safety of your workplace is top notch due to labor union’s standards.

 

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