Welding supervisors are in charge of supervising welding performance and project completion on behalf of their company. They are responsible for overseeing welding tasks to make sure they meet safety requirements, production schedules and budgets, and product quality requirements. They communicate with welders and others within their organization to reach all organizational goals in a timely manner. Welding supervisors use their strong technical knowledge to recommend changes and anticipate issues with the welding process.
Additionally, the welding supervisor's main responsibilities include seeking out and recognizing safety and health hazards to prevent worker accidents. They conduct routine safety training and audit sessions with company employees, as well as write detailed reports and keep accurate inventory of welding supplies. They participate in technical meetings to modify processes and increase productivity as well.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for this job. Additionally, they must have welding certifications and relevant experience. Welding supervisors must know how to read blueprints, as well as have knowledge of metal fabrication and welding techniques. They need to work well in a fast-paced environment, have excellent problem solving skills, and be able to multitask on a variety of projects.
Welding Supervisor Tasks
Oversee staff, hiring, discipline, and safety issues for a welding department.
Handle emergent daily problems.
Schedule production activities and maintain inventory to increase production and quality.
Set maintenance schedules and equipment tolerances, and ensure a safe operating environment.