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Pipe Welding Specialist

If you are looking to take advantage of the various career options for Pipe Welding Specialist that are available to you, you would do well to first avail of vocational or technical courses from trade schools that offer programs in Pipe Welding Specialist. An example of such a program is the one offered by Metropolitan Community College.

This program awards a specialist diploma for students who will be able to complete it. It is designed for students who want to concentrate studying the SMAW and GTAW-based welding processes, procedures and techniques as they are used in pipe welding. Throughout the course of the training, students will learn how to read blueprints and interpret different welding symbols; safely and skillfully use oxyfuel, plasma and carbon arc processes for cutting; safely and skillfully use shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment; safely and skillfully use gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or TIG equipment. The program also teaches students how to produce sound fillet and groove welds in steel plate and pipe with the use of E6010 and E7018 electrodes and steel plate using GTAW; and also produce sound groove welds in pipe using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) procedure.

The Illinois Welding School also offers a Pipe Welding Specialist program which will prepare the student for working in the transmission pipe welding and process pipe welding industries. Graduates who are able to finish this program will be ready to work in chemical and refining facilities and also nuclear plants. Likewise, the skills that will be learned by taking this technical course will also allow the student to sit for and pass stringent pressure piping welding requirements on carbon steel pipe in the 6G position on both schedule 40 and schedule 80 6” pipes. Since this is a highly specialized skill, it will also command better pay.