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Are you interested to become a welding inspector?

Are you interested to become a welding inspector?

Are you interested to become a welding inspector. If yes, than you must know the details of this career. This a demanding field these days due to the demand of certified personals. The basic qualification and good experienced candidates can opt for Welding Inspector career.  First of all you have to pass the vision test. The basic qualification and experience required by the welding inspector is given in the table for clarity

 

Minimum Education Minimum experience
 If you have High school diploma with 2 or more years of engineering / Technical school course 3 years
Higher degree in engineering, engineering or physical science 3 Years
High school diploma with 1 year engineering/ technical school course or 1 or more years of vocational education and training in a welding curriculum 4 years
High school diploma or approved high school equivalency diploma 5 years
Atleast 8th grade 9 years
Less than 8th grade 12 years

 

This represents that earning a post secondary education is the basic requirement for this fields .Secondly you have to earn the relevant experience. One must participate in internship or apprenticeship is success tip. To gain experience in welding one must complete internships.

Last and the most important, is to clear the welding inspector certification examination. If you have a postsecondary certificate , diploma or degree  and gained  3-5 years experience you are eligible to apply for this exam. After clearing the exam you became a certified welder inspector.  This certification last for 3 years and after 3 years you have to do recertification.

American welding society provides 3 certification levels for welding inspectors which are

  • Certified associate welding Inspector (CAWI): One have to pass the written and practical test. This certification is not renewable. A certified associate welding inspector certification expires after 3 years and have to again appear in test to get the certificate.
  • Certified welding inspector: Even in this the welder has to pass the written and practical test. This is generally renewed every 3 years
  • Senior certified welding inspector: Eye test and a written test is conducted in this certification. If one has worked as CWI for at least 6 years and has a minimum 15 years experience in welding related profession, is eligible to do this certification. This is also renewed every 3 years.

 

Now let us talk about the skills required by the welding Inspector.

  • Good mathematics skill
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Reading blueprints
  • Problem solving skill
  • Must act in professional manner
  • Commitment to study
  • Determine the quality of welds
  • Honest, patient and independent

Job duties of the welding inspector

 

  • Welding inspector must assign the duties to all the staff members so that the given task must be completed on time.
  • He should have the advance knowledge of welding process so that he can guide the subordinates on facing confusions.
  • He must ensure that all the welding related work must be performed as per safety regulation and rules.
  • He must perform all kind of test on welding machine to ensure the proper working.
  • Readings of the test must be noted for future reference.
  • Check and Monitor NDT Requirement.
  • Must ensure that the welding is done according to the design code.
  • Performs the visual inspection to check the deformities in the welds.
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