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Welder Engineer

Welding engineers work on the design, maintenance and development of a wide range of welding systems and equipment.


The role

  • Welding Engineers work on the design, maintenance and development of a wide range of welding systems and equipment. 
  • Welding Engineers harness the latest techniques, such as laser and electron beam technology, for use in a wide range of construction projects.
  • Work can be based in one location, but there may be opportunities for secondment either in the UK or overseas.
  • In a full-time position, welding engineers usually work between 35 and 40 hours per week.
  • Shift work is common and overtime may be necessary to meet deadlines.

Qualifications and training

Entry requirements mean welding engineers typically hold a degree-level qualification in Engineering or a similar discipline. Suitable qualifications would be a BEng or MEng in Metallurgy and Materials Science or Engineering, or a Cranfield MSc in Welding Engineering.

An HND or HNC in a relevant qualification offers an alternative entry route. Once you complete your course, you may gain entry into the second or third year of a relevant engineering degree course. Learning and knowledge can be developed through internships and on-the-job assignments, with the opportunity for full or part-time study.

Many welding engineers also start their careers as welder fabricators, working their way through college to achieve higher qualifications.


Salary

  • Newly trained Welding Engineers can earn in the region of £20,000 to £25,000
  • Trained with experience, Welding Engineers can earn in the region of £25,000 to £30,000
  • Senior or chartered Welding Engineers can earn in excess of £35,000

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.


Vacancies/apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Vacancies

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