Jobs in Welding
Welding Supervisors combine management skills with an extensive knowledge of welding processes and welding economics to plan, staff, monitor, and safely deliver welding projects according to schedule and budget. These responsibilities place Welding Supervisors in a unique position to increase productivity and product quality in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacturing of products.
- Communicate job expectations and performance requirements to welders
- Serve as a liaison with designers, clients and other stakeholders to maximize efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction
- Initiate, coordinate and enforce production, safety, and quality systems, policies, and procedures
- Ensure that all welding meets the specified requirements before inspection is initiated
- Ensure that welded material and consumables meet specifications
Education and training that can lead
to a successful career may include:
Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, engineering technology, etc.
Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, industrial management, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in welding, welding engineering, industrial/project management, etc.
Related welding and management work experience
AWS Certified Welder, AWS Certified Welding Supervisor, AWS Certified Welding Inspector
- Organized and detail oriented
- Leadership and teaching/mentoring
- Optimize welding productivity and performance
- Interpret welding symbols and technical drawings
- Knowledge of welder and welding safety standards
- Project management methodology
Many Welding supervisors work in manufacturing or shop environments, however some field or travel opportunities are available.
The heat map below showcases the total number of job postings for Welding Supervisors 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 Supervisor careers are currently in demand.