I work in the maintenance department of a paper mill, teach welding a few nights a week and occasionally do a little CWI work if it’s nearby.
The area that I work in is called “Power and Recovery”. I am classified as a pipe welder however our daily jobs may be any of the other crafts such as pipefitter or millwright.
The classes I teach can vary from beginners to more advanced. The processes are SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW. All of the teaching is done in a “Mobile Welding Lab” I really love teaching and would do it full time if I could afford it.
I have been a CWI off and on since 1990. I let mine drop a few times and have the great e experience if taking and passing the complete test 3 times.
I hope to use this blog to share some of my experiences in the welding fields.