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Working As A Welding Engineer

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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • $93,322

    Average Salary

What Does A Welding Engineer Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Develop & implement advanced welding processes including automation on high temperature turbine airfoil components
* Processes include MIG/GTAW, TIG, LASER, Braze, preparation, & inspection
* Review part models and preliminary design versus design standards, provide manufacturing producability input to designs and part family process standards
* Provide input for manufacturing release reviews for Engineering Changes
* Provide manufacturing process options, propose trade studies, evaluate manufacturing process maturity
* Review process yields and rates, and make suggestions for improvement
* Evaluate metallurgical/microstructure results of parts
* Help create, maintain, & approve shop floor work instructions (including specifications, engineering changes, QAD/process control, and tooling definition/requirements.)
* Implementation of new capital equipment from specification and ordering through delivery, installation and release to production.
* Coordinate welding best practices with our Amercon facility in Pennsylvania & provide mentoring, Participate on the P&W welding council
* Identify & implement shop floor process optimization & control methods to eliminate/prevent quality turn backs / escapes and reduce overall product costs.
* Provide focused & effective leadership in eliminating EH&S/Ergonomics/Human Factors risks and addressing quality issues.
* Significant interaction with the hourly work force, tool designers, quality assurance, integrated product teams, systems designers, Information Systems, and materials engineering are typical of the position

What Does A Welding Engineer Do At Black & Veatch

* This position represents a material consultant / technical expert role.
* The candidate should have extensive experience in the piping and equipment fabrication and welding industry.
* Job responsibilities include the following:
* Review general project objectives and establish material, welding and heat treatment requirements and specifications for projects such as for power generation, hydrocarbon processing, mining, gas, oil, chemical, water and waste water treatment, transmission pipelines, etc.
* Review contractor submittals (e.g., welding procedures, material of construction, heat treatment, NDE, hydrostatic testing, etc.) to ensure the requirements of the applicable manufacturing code / standard (e.g.
* ASME, AWS, AWWA , API, etc.), Black & Veatch Specifications and client/owner requirements are met.
* Develop WPSs and corresponding PQRs for Black & Veatch Construction.
* Interface with Construction Site QC personnel relative to all materials of construction, special fabrication, NDE, testing, and welding issues.
* Conduct surveillances and inspections of piping / equipment suppliers and contractors and report results.
* Identify material and welding non-conformances and deficiencies and assess or develop proposed corrective actions and preventative actions .
* Attend and participate in meetings, conferences and committees (ASME and AWS), and provide material and weld training when required.
* Interface with Black & Veatch Managers, Project Engineers.
* QA /QC personnel as well as Contractor representatives

What Does A Welding Engineer Do At JLG Industries

* Develop methods to improve welding processes
* Provide welding training and instruction
* Develop welding/inspection procedures as necessary
* Conduct random inspections to verify weld quality in Oshkosh Corporation Facilities
* Work with suppliers as needed to improve the weld quality of products built for Oshkosh Corporation
* Administer welding pre-employment and certification tests
* Maintain records of welder certification tests
* Provide weld technical support for shop
* Maintain routings and B
* O.M’s

What Does A Welding Engineer Do At Framatome

* Perform welding engineering support including design specification, technical requirements, follow fabrication, assembly, and qualification testing of specialized components for maintenance and repair activities at commercial nuclear power plants.
* You will work in teams to develop custom, first-of-a-kind (FOAK) repair and plant modification solutions and to coordinate between component suppliers and analytical engineers to allow Framatome to deliver a turnkey solution.
* Activities include:
* ASME and AWS Code interpretation
* Utilizing customized welding systems to perform field repairs and component replacement installations
* Component fabrication
* ASME Code procedure and personnel performance qualifications
* Developing and qualifying remote welding process
* Design welding repairs (dissimilar metal welds, narrow groove welding, higher alloy based materials used in nuclear plants, low alloy steels, austenitic stainless steel, low alloy steel)
* Code material procurement
* Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
* Adapting off-the-shelf and customized components for welding systems (off-the-shelf, modified off-the-shelf and first-of-a-kind designs)
* Supporting resolution of welding questions from other AREVA organizations
* Welding support for next generation reactor designs
* All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity.
* Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.
* BS Degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, Metallurgy, Materials Science or related degree program
* Minimum of 3 years engineering experience
* Flexible and willing to work on one project or juggle multiple projects and prioritize work
* Fundamental computer skills (Word, Excel)
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills including technical writing
* A pro-active approach to problem identification and resolution
* Ability and attitude to learn a variety of new procedures, processes, and tools, while maintaining various stages of production
* Ability to work well in a high paced atmosphere
* Ability to travel to plant sites in the spring and fall to support site outage work (1
* weeks at a time) and occasional trips for walkdowns, training and/or meetings with customers
* The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position:
* MS Degree in Welding Engineering
* Previous Co-op, Intern or work experience, preferably in the nuclear industry
* Competent in computer graphics, scheduling, etc. would be very beneficial
* A working knowledge in welding metallurgy in the area of nuclear pressure vessel materials
* Experience with interpretation and application of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
* Experience with interpretation and application of the AWS Structural Welding Code
* Travel:
* Travel (10%) domestic and international.
* Candidate may support up to two field deployments annually to travel to plant sites in the spring and fall to support site outage work (1
* weeks at a time) and occasional trips for walk-downs, training and/or meetings with customers.
* Most travel will be planned in advance, and could include some international travel.
* Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status

What Does A Welding Engineer Do At CB&I

* Reviewing documents to assure code and specification compliance,
* Providing support for material selection of new equipment and upgrading metallurgy of existing equipment,
* Performing materials failure analysis,
* Assisting in the development of appropriate construction procedures and actions to ensure a safe design that meets or exceeds design requirements, and
* Performing proper disposition and justification of non-conformances related to welding, metallurgy, and code

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How To Become A Welding Engineer

Materials engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering or in a related engineering field. Completing internships and cooperative engineering programs while in school can be helpful in getting a position as a materials engineer.


Students interested in studying materials engineering should take high school courses in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; in science, such as biology, chemistry, and physics; and in computer programming.

Entry-level jobs as a materials engineer require a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree programs include classroom and laboratory work focusing on engineering principles.

Some colleges and universities offer a 5-year program leading to both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. A graduate degree, which may be at the Ph.D. level, allows an engineer to work as a postsecondary teacher or to do research and development.

Many colleges and universities offer internships and cooperative programs in partnership with industry. In these programs, students gain practical experience while completing their education.

Many engineering programs are accredited by ABET. Some employers prefer to hire candidates who have graduated from an accredited program. A degree from an ABET-accredited program is usually necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Materials engineers often work on projects related to other fields of engineering. They must determine how materials will be used and how they must be structured to withstand different conditions.

Math skills. Materials engineers use the principals of calculus and other advanced topics in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Problem-solving skills. Materials engineers must understand the relationship between materials’ structures, their properties, how they are made, and how these factors affect the products they are used to make. They must also figure out why a product might have failed, design a solution, and then conduct tests to make sure that the product does not fail again. These skills involve being able to identify root causes when many factors could be at fault.

Speaking skills. While working with technicians, technologists, and other engineers, materials engineers must state concepts and directions clearly. When speaking with managers, these engineers must also be able to communicate engineering concepts to people who may not have an engineering background.

Writing skills. Materials engineers must write plans and reports clearly so that people without a materials engineering background can understand the concepts.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure for materials engineers is not as common as it is for other engineering occupations, nor it is required for entry-level positions. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken after graduation from college. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require continuing education for engineers to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own requirements.

Certification in the field of metallography, the science and art of dealing with the structure of metals and alloys, is available through ASM International and other materials science organizations.

Additional training in fields directly related to metallurgy and materials’ properties, such as corrosion or failure analysis, is available through ASM International.


Junior materials engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. In large companies, new engineers may receive formal training in classrooms or seminars. As engineers gain knowledge and experience, they move on to more difficult projects where they have greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions.

Eventually, materials engineers may advance to become technical specialists or to supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Many become engineering managers or move into other managerial positions or sales work. An engineering background is useful in sales because it enables sales engineers to discuss a product’s technical aspects and assist in product planning, installation, and use. For more information, see the profiles on architectural and engineering managers and sales engineers.

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Welding Engineer Career Paths

Welding Engineer
Application Engineer Project Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Quality Manager
Director Of Quality
14 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Manager Production Manager Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Weld Inspector Quality Control Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Engineering Services Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner/Operator Maintenance Supervisor
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Engineer Quality Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Senior Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Supervisor
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Manager Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Engineer Project Engineer
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Senior Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Engineering Manager Consulting Engineer
Senior Process Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Application Engineer Process Engineer Product Engineer
Senior Product Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Senior Engineer
Senior Project Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Quality Engineer
Senior Quality Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Irish

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Polish

  • Italian

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Real Welding Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Subsea Materials & Welding Engineer G.A.S. Unlimited, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 14, 2011 $312,000
Subsea Materials & Welding Engineer G.A.S. Unlimited, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 14, 2014 $312,000
Senior Welding Engineer Oil States Industries, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 19, 2015 $138,986
Senior Welding Engineer Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2014 $125,000
Senior Welding Engineer Oil States Industries, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 03, 2016 $119,933
Senior Welding Engineer Serimax North America LLC Houston, TX Oct 17, 2014 $118,186
Senior Welding Engineer Serimax North America LLC Houston, TX Apr 25, 2016 $116,730
Materials & Welding Engineer BP America Inc. Houston, TX Sep 01, 2015 $112,500
Welding Engineer Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2011 $112,000
Weld Engineer Chart Energy and Chemicals, Inc. New Iberia, LA Sep 15, 2012 $110,000
Welding Engineer Oceanika Yachts Inc. Miami, FL Mar 19, 2015 $109,500
Welding Engineer Advantage Technical Resourcing, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 04, 2013 $107,439
Senior Welding Engineer M+W U.S., Inc. Hopewell Junction, NY Oct 01, 2011 $107,000
Senior Welding Engineer Serimax North America, LLC Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $106,000
Assembly Laser Welding Engineer Keihin IPT Mfg. LLC Greenfield, IN Jul 09, 2016 $102,000
Senior Welding Engineer Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 27, 2012 $100,000
Senior Welding Engineer Greatbatch, Ltd. Clarence, NY Sep 21, 2014 $99,840
Welding Engineer Oil States Industries, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 11, 2013 $99,502
Welding Engineer Luk USA LLC Wooster, OH Jun 09, 2016 $98,000 -
Welding Engineer Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 24, 2014 $97,180
Engineer IV-Welding Engineer Smith International, Inc. Houston, TX May 10, 2010 $96,000
Senior Welding Engineer M+W U.S., Inc. Watervliet, NY Apr 10, 2011 $94,934
Welding Engineer Marks Metal Technology Inc. OR Jul 26, 2010 $90,230
Welding Engineer Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2010 $90,000
Welding Engineer Technip USA, Inc. Theodore, AL Oct 01, 2010 $90,000
Division Weld Engineer Trinity Industries, Inc. Dallas, TX May 09, 2016 $88,400
Welding Engineer Mayville Engineering Co., Inc. Wytheville, VA Aug 19, 2016 $87,048
Weld Engineer Ameriforge Group Inc. Greenville, SC Mar 05, 2012 $87,000
Welding Engineer Wood Group Kenny, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 17, 2016 $86,840
Welding Engineer C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. Los Angeles, CA Apr 22, 2014 $86,520

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Top Welding Engineer Skills

  1. Procedure Specifications
  2. Asme IX
  3. Welder Training
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed welding procedure specifications and procedure qualification records for pressure vessel and structural products.
  • Supervised welder qualification testing per ASME IX requirements at VEPCO pump storage project.
  • Provided technical assistance at licensee companies, including hands on welder training, leading to successful manufacturing operations.
  • Participated in the procedure qualification result (PQR) of test pieces to check for defects.
  • Increased productivity by 98.33% in the WPS Matrix elaboration process by using Lean Manufacturing tools.

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