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The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ralf townsley May 14, 2011. 6 Replies

  There are a hole lot of 8, 9, 10, 12, dollar per hour welding jobs out there, mostly manufacturing jobs building the same thing over and over mostly Mig welding that requires very little thought,…Continue

The Fitters Corner / Difference between welders and fitters to different trades

Started Nov 15, 2010 0 Replies

  Welding is welding and Fitting is fitting, there is a difference. Some welders can do amazing things with welding, they can weld in any position with any process flat or around piped but couldnt…Continue

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jay brantley commented on Todd Paul Juneau's blog post Low welders/fitters wages regardless if the welder is a pipeline rig welder, structural welder, structural or pipe fitter, etc.
"I agree 100% brother, this trade is something learned and earned and should be looked at as a craft just like any other craft, that requires craftsman, your work should reflect your pride in your trade and you should make every weld as if someones…"
Mar 28, 2012
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"THEY HIT OIL IN NORTH DAKOTA, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WORK THEY ARE PAYING TOP DOLLAR... GO NORTH.. I MAY SEE YOU THERE"
Sep 8, 2011
John L Tappan liked jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
Jul 8, 2011
Randall Keehl liked jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
Jun 10, 2011
ralf townsley replied to jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
"I have to say there is truth in what you write.Although most ten dollar hands are only worth ten dollars and that is what the job shop owner is looking for.When a welder decides he likes what he does and wants more from it , from both the monitary…"
May 14, 2011
Rodney ROSS liked jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
May 13, 2011
George Facista replied to jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
"Jay, You are right. Thats why there are unions. In the past, workers recognised that they were overworked, under paid and made to work in poor and unsafe conditions. People made great sacrifices and effort to educate others and organize workers.…"
May 12, 2011
Mark replied to jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
"Oh the other deciding factor I would say would have to be the type of work as well as the skill of the person, even if self employed if you couldn't do the job it wouldn't pay to work."
Dec 18, 2010
Mark replied to jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
"yeh we have 1 of them around here doing most all the work in local cement plants, S.H. some other places. All the local temp agencies call them the "warm body company". Currently I'm actually working in a part of the old Bethlehem…"
Dec 18, 2010
jay brantley replied to jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
"i understand completely, gas usage to get back and forth plays a big role at 3.00per gallon, specially if your driving an old four wheel drive truck.. and benefits with insurance is another deciding factor. I just get fed up with companys and…"
Dec 17, 2010
Mark replied to jay brantley's discussion The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)
"Hi Jay, yes your right. I'd had a few of them but then the kids gotta eat. So did I.  Currently at a place 12 minutes from home, for $15.35 hr, but benefits are good as well as the bonus we typically get which in most instances has doubled…"
Dec 14, 2010
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The Reason Why There Are So Many Low Paying Welding Jobs (READ THIS)

  There are a hole lot of 8, 9, 10, 12, dollar per hour welding jobs out there, mostly manufacturing jobs building the same thing over and over mostly Mig welding that requires very little thought, but this bleeds over into other facets of the trade that actually requires an upper level of thought, reason and skill, so you could find your self making code weldments on pipe or structural steel for a low pay of 12, 14 dollars per hour in a lot of cases you would wonder why your are making so…See More
Nov 28, 2010
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The Fitters Corner / Difference between welders and fitters to different trades

  Welding is welding and Fitting is fitting, there is a difference. Some welders can do amazing things with welding, they can weld in any position with any process flat or around piped but couldnt read a blue print or fabricate something to save their life. As well as some fitters can build anything any size out of any matterial and get it within a 64th of 1 inch over a 20ft run functional and to within its spec without any problem they can see the blue print come to life off the paper…See More
Nov 15, 2010
jay brantley replied to WeldingJobs.com's discussion What Welding Jobs pay over $50 per hour ?
"You gota go round and round that pipe to get paid that top dollar. Dont be sacred of it and you have to follow the work, you have to be ready to move and chase the work where ever it goes it takes you. And in these days in this economy if your…"
Nov 6, 2010
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code welder fitter
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all weldments mig tig arc flat structural and pipe
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pipe fitters
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