Jobs in Welding
Welding Educators - also known as welding instructors, trainers, or teachers - educate students in the theories and practical methods of welding.
Welding educators use their conceptual and practical understanding of welding and welding instruction in order teach a wide range of welding knowledge and skills, including, but not limited to: welding techniques, positioning, fit-up, equipment set-up, welding theory, metallurgy and weldability of metals, print reading, utilizing welding codes and standards, and even inspection of welds.
- Develop new curricula, course content, and methods of welding instruction
- Prepare and maintain attendance rosters, student grades, book orders, and welding shop
- Participate in task forces designed to promote welding and welding education
- Attend seminars, conferences, and courses to keep abreast of developments in the field
- Collaborate with administration, faculty, and community
Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:
Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, engineering technology, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in welding, vocational education, welding engineering, etc.
State or national teaching requirement
Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, vocational education, etc.
Related welding work experience
AWS Certified Welder, AWS Certified Welding Educator, AWS Certified Welding Inspector
- Organized and detail oriented
- Proficient computer skills and adaptable to emerging technologies
- Highly motivated, self-directed, and strong leader
- Effective written and verbal communicator to student and industry audiences
- Knowledgeable of weld discontinuities, materials, weldability characteristics, and filler metals
Welding educators primarily work in the classroom and shop environment. Travel may be minimal or extensive given the nature of the work.
The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Welding Educators 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 Welding Educator careers are currently in demand.