Dakota Budnik, Instructor
Phone: 610-866-8013, ext. 606.
Welders work with a variety of metals and processes. Many companies use a combination of processes while others use only one. The opportunities vary from research and development of new products to sophisticated applications. Welders need to have skills in the various processes to qualify for employment. Welders need good math skills; fabrication requires measuring with steel tape rules and tolerances within fractions. Welders require good communication skills with a special ability to visualize objects as portrayed in blueprints.
Students are taught fundamental skills for welding carbon steel and other metals. Students weld from basic welds to various configurations and positions. Students progress to more complex joints with simulated certification level testing procedures. Students are taught cutting and various metal removal methods. They will safely use a variety of hand tools, operation of the saw, drill press, hand and pedestal grinders, brake press, and iron worker used in fabrication preparation. They are taught to read and visualize shapes from blueprints. At the end of the program, a student’s job readiness and mastery of occupational skills will be measured based on testing and standards of the American Welding Society.
Careers in Welding
Semi-Skilled: Welder, TIG Welder, MIG Welder, Apprentice Program, Combination Welder Skilled: Fitter/Welder, Sheet Metal Worker, Pipe Welder, Pipe FItter, Cost Estimator, Underwater Welder, Structural Iron Worker, Ornamental Iron Worker, Certified Welder
Technician: Welding Tech., Welding Inspector, Equipment Repairman, Welding Supervisor, Robotics Programmer
Professional: Welding Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Metallurgical Engineer, Metallurgist