Aaron Ardaiz has built a reputation as an experienced pipe welder. Welding is a skill that many do not have. It has been difficult over the years for companies in need of welders to secure qualified and experienced professionals in the field. Even then some welders simply do not perform in a way that their credentials would suggest. Genuinely skilled welders are likely to move up quickly though, as they are rare. So here are a few tips to help you become a better welder:
Make Safety a Priority. Don’t roll your eyes. You aren’t any good to anyone if you get injured on the job. It is important to cover your skin to stop exposure to ultraviolet light. It is also important to always use a hood as extra protection against cancer-causing ultraviolet light.
Proper Mechanics. This is a part of welding that simply takes time. You have to learn how to relax your hand and check the puddle. Knowing the proper temperature, speed, and angle on each kind of metal is a matter of experience.
Study. You should also learn the basics of metallurgy, so you know what is happening to the metal you are welding. Learning to read blueprints for the shop and field would not be a bad idea either. It will make you understand your job better and be more versatile. Becoming a better welder is a life-long process, so always be sure to learn something new every day.
Aaron Ardaiz takes his career in welding seriously. He works hard to ensure that he improves a little and learns something every day.