Profession welding engineer

Welding engineers research and develop optimal effective welding techniques and design the corresponding, equally efficient equipment to aid in the welding process. They also conduct quality control and evaluate inspection procedures for welding activities. Welding engineers have advanced knowledge and critical understanding of welding technology application. They are able to manage high complex technical and professional activities or projects related to welding applications, while also taking responsibility for the decision making process.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Design drawings

    Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Industrial engineering

    The field of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of complex processes and systems of knowledge, people, equipment, etc.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Welding techniques

    The different methods of welding together pieces of metal using various equipment, such as oxygen-acetylene welding, gas metal arc welding and tungsten inert gas welding.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

Skills

  • Prepare production prototypes

    Prepare early models or prototypes in order to test concepts and replicability possibilities. Create prototypes to assess for pre-production tests.

  • Spot metal imperfections

    Observe and identify various kinds of imperfections in metal workpieces or finished products. Recognise the best fitted manner of fixing the problem, which could be caused by corrosion, rust, fractures, leaks, and other signs of wear.

  • Select filler metal

    Select optimal metal used for metal joining purposes, such as zinc, lead or copper metals, specifically for welding, soldering or brazing practices.

  • Draw design sketches

    Create rough pictures to assist in creating and communicating design concepts.

  • Perform welding inspection

    Inspect and assure the quality of welded metals using diverse testing techniques.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Apply technical communication skills

    Explain technical details to non-technical customers, stakeholders, or any other interested parties in a clear and concise manner.

  • Apply arc welding techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of arc welding, such as shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, submerged arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and others.

  • Operate oxy-fuel welding torch

    Operate a cutting torch fueled by oxyacetylene gas safely to perform welding processes on a workpiece.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Ensure fulfilment of legal requirements

    Ensure that all legal requirements are met.

  • Develop new welding techniques

    Design and optimise new techniques for welding together metal pieces; devise a solution to a welding problem after having performed research into the matter. Take into account the properties of the welding materials and the equipment.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Research welding techniques

    Use a wide network to inform yourself of the various existing techniques used for welding metal pieces, their qualities and applications.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure correct gas pressure evaluate employees work apply brazing techniques maintain safe engineering watches liaise with quality assurance identify hazards in the workplace operate brazing equipment identify customer's needs mathematics define manufacturing quality criteria analyse test data record test data follow company standards supervise staff perform demanding weldments perform metal inert gas welding ensure equipment maintenance perform tungsten inert gas welding coordinate engineering teams cad software perform test run inspect quality of products ferrous metal processing perform metal active gas welding ensure finished product meet requirements