Welding Technician

Welding Technicians use their extensive knowledge of joining processes, materials, welding equipment, welding techniques, and standards to assist welding engineering personnel with the development, application, evaluation, and documentation of welding techniques, equipment, and processes used to manufacture welded products according to relevant codes. Welding technicians may also play a role in product engineering and research and development.


Set-up and operate welding and joining processes for lab tests, and perform welding experiments.

Work in cross-functional engineering teams to develop and test new products.

Conduct training programs and field service activities for clients.

Support related manufacturing requirements.

Interpret welding related requirements and troubleshoot welding problems.

Education & Training

Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:

Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Recommended Education

Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, robotic welding, etc.

Preferred Education

Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, engineering technology, etc.

Advanced Education

Bachelor’s degree in welding, material science, welding engineering, etc.

Recommended Training

Welding- related work experience

Advanced Training

Apprenticeship program

Recommended Certification

AWS Certified welder