48 Welding Slang Phrases to Talk Like a Metal Junkie Expert

Welding Jargon

In the construction world newbies often find themselves lost in common phrases and welding slang thrown around by fellow workers. Here’s the ultimate guide on welding slang and fabrication slang in the workforce. You’ll find categories in the following subjects: People & Characteristics Equipment & Techniques Workshop Issues & Welding Situations Common Work Commands Your Blueprint … Read more 48 Welding Slang Phrases to Talk Like a Metal Junkie Expert

Underwater Welding Jobs: Creating your Cover Letter

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Underwater welders have a hard time with cover letters. Though cover letters serve a great purpose, few take the time to create substance. Most letters reek of construction clichés, maritime aspirations and stale diving descriptions. Consider: Your cover letter can breathe life or choke your entire application. It allows you greater freedom with words, and it gives you a … Read more Underwater Welding Jobs: Creating your Cover Letter

Underwater Welders: Top 5 Resume Mistakes

Jobs. Most divers are quite pessimistic when it comes to employment. “It’s too tough out there.” “Good luck industry is dead mate but don’t let that dishearten you.” “Don’t even bother going to dive school.” Facing Employment Challenge Head on I’ve heard it all before. And it’s true: Finding steady employment in the maritime industry … Read more Underwater Welders: Top 5 Resume Mistakes

Diver Exploits: From Ship Cadet to Underwater Welding

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I’ve worked in the dirt, the grime, in uncomfortable temperatures and pressures. Diving isn’t what I originally imagined it would be, but I’m glad I made the shift. Graduation: Nothing to Hold Back Back in college in the Philippines, I made varsity in swimming and was a member of dance club in school. I had good athletic … Read more Diver Exploits: From Ship Cadet to Underwater Welding

Money doesn’t Grow on Trees, but Welding Careers do

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In my recent interaction with Weld-Ed, I came across an interesting resource: A graphic representation of potential future professions for prospective welders. To represent these professions, they created a tree whose branches extend high into the sky. As you can see, there are six primary branches from which every other career stems: Welding Management Education Sales Inspection … Read more Money doesn’t Grow on Trees, but Welding Careers do

Underwater Welding Equipment: Stinger, Electrode & Machine

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Indiana Jones keeps his whip handy, and Thor always packs his hammer to vanquish his foes. So it is with underwater welders. Each chooses preferred brands of their equipment, but all must use three essential items to complete their assigned welding projects: A welding machine, stinger and electrodes. This equipment can vary in range of price, quality and … Read more Underwater Welding Equipment: Stinger, Electrode & Machine

Diver Exploits: Don’s Ventures from Topside to Underwater Welding

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Movie Magic Turned Reality Ever seen The Abyss? As a kid, it intrigued me. When I saw Ed Harris welding and diving into the depths, I thought: That’s as cool as space. When I grow up, I want to be like that guy – minus the aliens. Later on, I got my chance. I grew up in a … Read more Diver Exploits: Don’s Ventures from Topside to Underwater Welding

Underwater Welding Battle: A Fight for Each Day

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I have a huge amount of respect for underwater welders. Huge. Why? Well, partially because of the courage they display in the face of risky endeavors like saturation diving and underwater cutting. But the risk is well-known in and outside the industry. In fact, it’s a little hyped-up in my opinion. The bulk of my … Read more Underwater Welding Battle: A Fight for Each Day

Biz Wave: Speciality Welds

Speciality Welds manufactures many of its own products. What are some of the your most popular items? We manufacture a wide range of underwater welding products and welding consumables, including Barracuda Gold and Hammerhead electrodes, Piranha safety isolation switches, welding stingers, Swordfish arc cutting and Scorpion blue exothermic cutting lances, flip-up housings and auto-darkening filters. They … Read more Biz Wave: Speciality Welds

Biz Wave: Dryden Diving Company, Inc.

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Dryden Diving provides many services in the maritime industry. How many full-time divers and other employees does it have to provide these services? Dryden Diving utilizes the Wharf and Dock Builders Union to supplement labor, after divers graduate from dive schools, they’re offered an apprenticeship to learn the trade skills. For example, they’ll learn common skills … Read more Biz Wave: Dryden Diving Company, Inc.