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  1. #11

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    great stuff to see a young bloke so keen to get into welding
    we had the sad state to have to put a young fella off today at work because
    he just didn't want to learn the trade we had put 12 months in to him and he still didn't want to learn 3 tradesmen took him aside and tryed to teach him the basic's the next day we were back to square one

    I wish you well in following your goal I've been a welder for 30 yrs and still love it
    people will put sh*t on you for being a welder but they always give you a call when they need something welded

    I can't say much on the wages side as how welders are classed over there
    to what they are here in Australia

    once again good luck and hope you do well
    Last edited by wello; 12-01-2005 at 02:58 AM.

  2. #12
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    Wow can't imagine someone not wanting to learn how to weld. Im just going insane on waiting for my new welder (Getting a DVI). Thanks for the support and I hope you find someone to fill the position.

  3. #13
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    the welding field is hurting for GOOD welders

    I have job offers comming in steady for my students

    jobs range from working in production shops, job shops, food processing stainless shops, on site fabrication, construction, pipe welding and repair welding,
    some students eventually end up owning their own business
    (after lots of experience)

    ITS A GOOD TIME TO BE A WELDER / FABRICATOR

    just dont limit yourself to just welding
    make sure you get trained in all the steps in "building stuff"
    print reading, cutting, programming, forming, fit up, metallurgy, finishing, etc.
    past welding instructor
    CWI
    business owner

  4. #14
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    Cool

    What are you into?
    Decorative? Automotive? Structural?
    Keep it fun! Try not to get trapped in production welding, and make sure to learn all the things that go with it. Bending, rolling, polishing, etc.
    The metalwork field is huge and lots of interesting things to build and people to meet.

  5. #15
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    Im more into the heavy equipment/decorative side of it. I agree with you I want to stay away from production because I dont want to get stuck doing the same stuff over and over again. I like change and doing new things thats why I want to stay in the Custom Fabrication area. And I hope to eventually be running my own business and getting into those aspects of it too.
    When in doubt Weld It

  6. #16
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    Thank You all those that have posted replies. I have learned alot from this thread. It has helped point me in the right direction.

    Thanks Again,
    Klug
    When in doubt Weld It

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