Welder Career Types

Production Welding Specialist

Production welding specialists are welders who are trained for manufacturing related industries. Production welders focused on GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux Cored) welding, gas metal arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.

If you are interested in becoming a production-welding specialist, you must undergo proper training that will teach you the skills, which will make you good at your job. If you have a reputation as doing welding jobs the right way with good quality, you will be a leading candidate to get the welding jobs available in your area. In order to be the best at something, education is the key. That is why you will need to study for a production welding specialist course at technical or vocational schools in your area.

A production-welding specialist is one who will train to join companies and get a job in a manufacturing related industry. At the Illinois Welding School, an educational institution member of the American Welding Society, the training that they give to students taking the Production Welding Specialist program is focused on GMAW (MIG) and FCAW (Flux Cored) welding. In addition, the student taking this program will also learn introductory courses in BluePrint reading as well as interpreting welding symbols. Those who will successfully complete this program will be able to make high quality fillet and groove welds using call positions on carbon steel.

In order to enter the Production Welding Specialist program at the Illinois Welding School, you must be at least 18 years of age, in good physical condition and most importantly, have good eyesight or at least wear the proper corrective eyewear. Being able to read, write and speak in English is also a requirement. A high school diploma or its equivalent is also required for some programs. All applicants are requested to make an appointment with a school administrator before they can be admitted to a program. On this visit, it is recommended that applicants discuss their career goals and training objectives so the school can try to accommodate or keep this in mind.