Weld Inspector II

Inspect welded or soldered joints and seams for defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Weld Inspector IIs do?

Inspects welded or soldered joints and seams for defects, such as cracks, cold weld, spatter, and undercuts: Tests joints or seams, using either of following methods: Connects test-fittings to pipe, turns valve to admit compressed air, and immerses pipe in water, or brushes soapy water onto pipe to locate leaks. Probes soldered joints, using pointed tool, to locate defects. Marks location of defects, using crayon, and routes defective parts to repair area. May use dye penetrants or magna-flux equipment during inspection.


Should I be a Weld Inspector II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Weld Inspector II

    Most Weld Inspector IIs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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