Pressure systems welders use shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and flux cored arc welding processes to weld metal plates, tubes, and other structures in boilers and other pressure systems. They cut pipes and tanks and assemble these pieces, and may have to repair defective welds in boilers and pressure systems.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Pressure System Welder (456P)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $85,000 per year.
Pressure System Welder (456P)
|Can you look at drawings and blueprints and visualize how things come together?|
|Do you have good manual dexterity?|
|Do you enjoy working with your hands using a variety of hand and power tools?|
|Can you lift 50lbs comfortably?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you interested in learning to weld?|
|Would you enjoy interacting with site supervisors, customers, suppliers, co-workers and other tradespeople to get the job done?|
|Do you have excellent time-management?|
|Are you an organized person?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Pressure System Welder may be for you!
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