WELDER

Sparks, metal on metal, and big money.

SALARY POTENTIAL:
$75,000 - 120,000+ /YEAR

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING

SKILLS NEEDED:
PROBLEM-SOLVING, COMPUTER SKILLS, + PHYSICS

SECTORS HIRING:
ENERGY, HEALTHCARE, + CONSTRUCTION

Training is available across Mississippi to help you get the skills you need for a successful career. Please fill out the form below for more information about training school programs in your chosen field.

JOB OVERVIEW

Qualified welders are in high demand in Mississippi and across the southern U.S. A rapidly growing oil and natural gas industry is seeking professionals, and manufacturers in shipbuilding, automotive and aerospace will pay great wages for trained welders with experience. Pay varies according to location, but along the Gulf Coast and in areas across the U.S. where construction activity is high, welders are earning six figure pay.

Educational requirements for welders vary by region and by company.  However, a large majority of employers in Mississippi do not require a four-year degree to apply for this job, as employers are typically most concerned about performance and ability over formal education. Ideal welding candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent; an industry-recognized certificate or credential and/or technical degree from a two-year college; and/or previous work experience.  Specific certifications that may be required by employers include National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) certificates and the Career Readiness Certificates (CRC) which are used as a determination of worker aptitude. 14 community colleges in Mississippi offer welding technology programs.

Employers may be willing to assist new employees with the costs associated with ascertaining an industry-wide certification.  On-the-job training should be expected for anyone interested in a welding career.  Successful welders will demonstrate mathematical competencies in geometry and measurement skills, a high degree of concentration and attention to detail, awareness of safety standards, knowledge of tools and equipment, strong hand-eye coordination, and knowledge of various welding techniques.  Welders may work outdoors in inclement weather or inside in a confined area; they may also be required to lift heavy objects and work in challenging positions.

  • BANK TELLERS - $24,140
    0%
  • PHARMACY TECH - $27,340
    0%
  • FIREFIGHTERS - $30,700
    0%
  • COMPUTER SUPPORT - $40,860
    0%
  • DENTAL HYGIENISTS - $50,240
    0%
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS - $81,970
    0%

Recent Openings for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in Mississippi Works

Structural Welder (#NLX122949902)
Huntington Ingalls Industries (Pascagoula, MS)
September 21, 2018
**25460BR** **Job Title:** Structural Welder **Department/Cost Center:** 09809 WELD, GOUGE, CHIP, DRILL & RIVET **External Job Description:** ... more

PIPEWELDER (#NLX107258087)
Huntington Ingalls Industries (Pascagoula, MS)
September 21, 2018
**22165BR** **Job Title:** PIPEWELDER **Department/Cost Center:** 21823 PIPE - INTEGRATE **External Job Description:** Pipewelders are responsible ... more

Certified Code Welder Industrial Projects FieldCore Manpower (#NLX106487691)
FieldCore (Jackson, MS)
September 21, 2018
**Requisition Number** 18-0122 **Post Date** 3/28/2018 **Title** Certified Code Welder Industrial Projects FieldCore Manpower **City** Remote * ... more

Marine Structural Welder (#NLX126639483)
Tradesmen International, Inc. (HATTIESBURG, MS)
September 21, 2018
**Description** Tradesmen International is proud to employ America?s best marine-dedicated craftsmen. If you are a marine-experienced craftsman who ... more