Jobs in Welding

Technical Sales

Technical Sales Representatives serve a very important function in the welding industry.

They are the conduit between manufacturers & distributors and their customer base. They relay information concerning new technologies that can improve the productivity, reliability, and quality of welding processes.

Technical sales representatives also offer manufacturers invaluable technical support and guidance in the appropriate application of welding technologies.

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  • Understand shipyard operation and safety protocol
  • Fitting, setting, and installing fabricated maritime structures
  • Cutting and welding with a variety of processes
  • Metal forming, bending, finishing, and rigging
  • Ability to weld, repair, design, and layout plate or pipe materials
  • Ability to work in shop/field environments and sometimes heights

Education and training that can lead
to a successful career may include:


Advanced Education

Associates degree in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.


Advanced Training

Apprenticeship program


Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent


Recommended Certification

AWS Certified Welder


Recommended Education

Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, etc.


Recommended Training

Related naval or shipyard work experience

Career Spotlight:

When Jake Ross retired from the military, he wanted a career that would allow him to gain new skills and offer opportunities for advancement. After becoming a welder and learning about robotics, he worked his way up to become a sales manager. View the video to find out more about a career in technical sales.

Check out additional welding career videos and articles Here!

Essential Skills

  • Strong mechanical and mathematical aptitude
  • Adapt to changes quickly and seamlessly
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work efficiently in all types of weather conditions
  • Knowledge of blueprints, welding symbols, piping components, and field welding techniques

Work Environment

As a pipeliner, you should also expect to travel extensively, as pipeline construction can take place anywhere in the world; from heavy populated cities to remote high mountain deserts. Opportunities are also available in shop environments.

The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Robotic Welding Technicians in the last twelve months by state. As shown, the darker the color of the state, the higher the concentration of job postings. The heat map is intended to provide insight into areas where Robotic Welding Technician careers are currently in demand.


Top Industries

  • Transportation

    Motorsports, Aerospace, Railroad, Maritime


  • Manufacturing

    Automotive, Agricultural, Military & Defense, etc.


  • Professional

    Training & Education, Engineering, Distribution and Sales