India presently consumes about 50 milion tons of steel every year, most of which is used for fabrication and construction activities. Steel is used for creating infrastructure – roads, bridges etc, for building power plants, petro-chemical and refinery complexes, for railways rolling stock & track, manufacturing ships, locomotives and cars etc. A major process used in fabrication is welding. The process is used in fabricating everything we see around us like buildings, bridges, flyover, cars, locomotives & coaches, ship, airplanes, general machineries, consumer durables and defense equipment. Due to the corresponding growth in welding activities, there is a great demand for qualified and knowledgeable welders. Welding is a widely used skill offering opportunities for careers in the fabrication and construction industries as well as for self employment in small scale enterprises.
Who is a Welding Technician
A Welding Technician is one who supports the Welder in a manufacturing unit in performing various activities such as joining various types of metallic frames, structures, jigs, plates, sheets etc using heating and melting process created through electrical power and gaseous discharge. He possesses technical knowledge of welding and metallurgy.
What are the Job Prospects & Career Progression
Welding Technician Level 3 --> Welding Technician Level 4 --> Welder
What are the Common Designations in various Industries