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Weld Engineering

We give self-employed contract weld engineers an incredible platform to showcase their individual talents

and because of their versatility, weld engineers may find customer projects for all kinds of companies, from utilities to manufacturing, contingent on their background knowledge and experience.

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Grow your network with the JOINER Services platform and build a career as a self-employed weld engineer

OUR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

4-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE
  • Welding Engineering Technology
2-YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE
  • Welding Engineering Technology
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
  • American Welding Society
OR +5 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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You will have oversight of customers complex weld engineering projects

Our weld engineers must have some knowledge in the following weld or joining processes:

• Laser Welding (LW)
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
• Resistance Spot Welding (RSW)
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
• Projection Welding (PW)
• Drawn Arc Stud Welding (DAW)
• Gas Metal arc welding (GMAW)
• Self Piecing Riviting (SPR)
• Gluing or Sealant
• Clinching

Depending on your specific expertise, many projects listed on the platform for weld engineers will introduce you to new clients in different facility locations across the US.

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WELD ENGINEERS MUST BE DETAILED FOCUSED

ABLE TO DESIGN

Weld engineers oversee and design complex welding projects. You must know how to read welding codes and customer specifications in order to meet requirements

FILLER MATERIAL SELECTION

Knowing which filler material to use on each application is critical for a contract weld engineer.

EQUIPMENT PROGRAMMING

Weld engineers must have a knowledge of weld controllers and understand the basic programming of these systems.

ROBOT OR CONTROLS EXPERIENCE

Many of these jobs require great attention to detail while programming a robot weld or joining path. Some knowledge of PLC or robot code is always helpful to a customer.

WELD QUALITY

Validate welds by destructive or non-destructive methods.

TRAINING

Contract weld engineers could be asked to train

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WELD ENGINEER SALARY

A welding engineer salary can vary depending on specific job requirements and experience.

Many weld engineers with robot programming, controls engineering, or other joining experiences and knowledge, will reach annual earnings well over a $100,000.

Flat hourly rates vary per project and are dependent on experience, skills required, and location.

All hourly rates are non-negotiable per contract.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AS A SELF-EMLPOYED WELD ENGINEER

WELD EQUIPMENT

Make sure you know the weld equipment incase you need to make repairs or replace parts.

PROGRAMMING

Understand how to set and program welding parameters on the customers equipment.

WELD PROCESSES

It is important to know what the weld processes are used at the customer site.

APPLICATION TYPE

It is important to know what type of weld application you will work with, whether it is a manual, semi-automated or fully automated robotic weld system.

SPECIFICATIONS AND QUALITY

Learn the customers weld codes or specification requirements they use on-site and make sure all processes meet the standards.

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