Jobs in Welding

Welding Engineer

Welding Engineers employ their extensive knowledge of physics, engineering, metallurgy, materials, welding, and standards to design, examine, and evaluate welds as well as to plan, supervise, and document welding operations in accordance with relevant codes, contracts or drawings.

The role of the Welding Engineer is critical to the integrity of the vast number of buildings, vehicles, machinery and products that require welds.

Entry Level Salary
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Source: Emsi, 2022



  • Investigate welding related issues to improve product performance and increase productivity
  • Design welded parts, assemblies and structures such as buildings, pressure vessels, and pipelines
  • Develop repair procedures and assess flaws to determine the fitness-for-service of structures
  • Develop standards, materials, weld joint design, and welding processes
  • Develop welding process procedure qualification, supplier qualification, and product testing
  • Troubleshoot welding problems and provide corrective solutions

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


Recommended Education

Bachelor’s degree in welding engineering, welding engineering technology, etc.


Recommended Training

Related welding and fabrication work experience.


Recommended Certification

AWS Certified Welding Inspector, AWS Certified Welding Engineer


Advanced Education

Master’s or Ph.D. in welding engineering, metallurgy, material science, etc.


Advanced Training

Apprenticeship program


Advanced Certification

P.E., P.Eng. license


Essential Skills

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Analytical thinker and problem-solver
  • Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills
  • Ability to create, design, and analyze blueprints and drawings

Work Environment

Many welding engineers work in a mix of environments both inside and outside of the office that may include manufacturing facilities, testing labs, and active constructions sites. Frequent travel may be required.

The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Welding Engineers 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 Engineer careers are currently in demand.

Top Industries

  • Manufacturing
    Agriculture Equipment , Automotive Components, Construction Equipment, Aviation Components, Mining Equipment
  • Transportation

    Aerospace and Aviation Vehicles, Light and Heavy Railway Equipment, Shipping and Maritime Vessels

  • Infrastructure

    Bridge & Highway construction, Building & Structural Components, Utilities & Power Generation