When you first start looking for a career as a welder, you probably don’t have many qualifications or experience. In this case, your first job will probably be as a welding assistant. As a welding helper, you will do everything the supervising welders ask you to do, such as clean and present the metal before or after welding. It’s just a stepping stone to bigger and better jobs in the industry.
As a member of IWA manpower company, you will be expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and to adhere to the company’s standards of quality and customer service. This may involve participating in ongoing training and professional development opportunities to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and techniques.
While a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required, specific qualifications of welder may vary depending on the employer. Generally, employers look for candidates with basic knowledge of welding techniques and the ability to operate welding equipment. Good physical fitness and attention to detail are also important.
IWA Manpower is a national company with clients all over the country. We work to place welding helper candidates in positions that are near their location, and we encourage you to browse our current job openings to find opportunities that match your skills and experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for helpers--production workers in welding, soldering, and brazing occupations was $16.62 as of May 2020. However, salaries can vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and industry.