Cuts, shapes and joins sections of metal, alloys or other materials using specialist welding methods.  Common types of welding including oxyacetylene, metal inert gas (MIG), manual metal arc (MMA), tungsten inert gas (TIG), laser and ultrasonic.

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  • Selects materials to be cut or joined
  • Follows engineering instructions and drawings
  • Uses the most suitable welding method for the job
  • Inspects and tests cuts and joins
  • Works in a safe manner at all times.

May be based onshore in a workshop, or offshore on a platform or drilling rig.  Shiftwork may be involved.

  • Welding qualification
  • Offshore survival certificate (if job based offshore)
  • Coding test for the type of welding work required
  •  Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding


£20,000 upwards

e.g. NDT (non destructive testing) technician, workshop supervisor, welding inspection