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24th December 2019

Different Types of Welding Jobs

Posted in: Industrial Topics

Here at Recruit Mint, we specialise in promoting job opportunities that appeal to a wide variety of professionals. No two welding jobs are alike, which is why we’ll walk you through the different types of welding careers available to help you find the perfect job for you.

MIG Welding

MIG welding is one of the easier types for a beginner to learn. MIG welding is split into two different types: bare wire MIG welding and second flux core MIG welding. Bare wire MIG is often used to join thin pieces of metal together, while second flux core MIG is typically used for outside purposes as no flow meter or gas supply is needed. MIG welding is often a hobby enjoyed by DIY enthusiasts.

Stick Welding

Stick welding, or arc welding, may be an old-fashioned technique, but arc welding careers are still available. It is often said that stick welding is harder to master than MIG, but don’t let that discourage you! Stick welding uses a stick electrode rod and can be quickly learned with the right attitude and resolve.

TIG Welding

While TIG welding is extremely versatile, it is also the most difficult technique to learn. Those that can TIG weld are perceived as highly skilled welders because two hands are required to do the job. TIG welders use one hand to feed the rod and the other to hold the TIG torch, which generates the heat and arc. TIG welding is used to fuse most conventional metals, such as aluminium, steel, nickel alloys, copper alloys, cobalt and titanium.

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