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    Welding job help

    I been looking for a entry position in the DFW area of Texas and cant find a place that wants to hire me. I want to get a TIG position in the medical,food process,automotive or sanitary field. Can anyone point me in a right direction or give me company names?

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    Re: Welding job help

    With a handle like bendover, I can't imagine why no one is taking you seriously...

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    Re: Welding job help

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidbrown View Post
    With a handle like bendover, I can't imagine why no one is taking you seriously...
    Sounds like butt weldor, get it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by houseoffire View Post
    Sounds like butt weldor, get it!
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    Re: Welding job help

    Update might be getting a job welding rollcages.
    Glad to see theres ppl on here with some sense of humor..the internet is such serious business.
    Last edited by BenDover; 01-28-2012 at 01:57 AM.

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    Re: Welding job help

    check out Triple S/ Dynamics. I work for them in Cibolo, Texas.

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    Re: Welding job help

    Anyone knows a place that needs a TIG welder in the medical, sanitary,pressure vessel, kitchen equipment etc.... I'll even take a apprenticeship!!!

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    Re: Welding job help

    You need to think about coming to houston, lots of opprotunity here.

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    Re: Welding job help

    i don't know if it's in the area where you live, but i have only wrote on google sanitary fab shop in texas and this compagny looks great...

    http://www.dynamicsystemsusa.com/fabrication.php

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    Re: Welding job help

    I been calling around and applying to numerous place for a entry lvl or apprenticeship still no luck. Already exhausted all my resources seems like I got a degree for nothing even though I can lay a decent bead and use basic shop tools/equipment.Don't even know where to start now in the welding industry.

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    Still in need of a job!

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    Re: Welding job help

    All you can do is keep applying and hope for the best,no one can really help you but yourself. You might also consider like others said,look outside the area you live in(If a job requires you to move,seriously consider it).
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    Re: Welding job help

    Hi Ben you may want to post your location so potential employers know where you are located.

    If If want to post your location, show your personal avatar, or have a signature on each post telling fellow members where you are located; an avatar of you or your shop, and a signature telling fellow members what types of equipment you have, you can do it all by following these steps:

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    2. Under YOUR CONTROL PANEL, YOUR PROFILE, click on EDIT YOUR DETAILS

    3. In the EDIT YOUR DETAILS, you can enter Optional Information and Additional Information such as your Location (an other info)

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    - Avatar: you can have picture of you, your shop, your wife, children, dog, etc (keep it clean- no nudes)

    - Signature: you can list all your equipment, a link to your shop, or maybe some witty saying
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    Re: Welding job help

    Been looking for AL tig job ...still no luck.
    Any leads on a job is appreciated.

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    Re: Welding job help

    so what's up there ben, you don't read anything previous to what you have written. seems the scepter gave you some good advice but you chose to ignore it. maybe that's the problem.

    ps drop the asinine nic.

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    Re: Welding job help

    Updated as requested.
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    Re: Welding job help

    Hi Ben when you apply to companies do you go in person or do you call? I always thing its better to meet face to face, its harder for them to say no. Also have you offered to do an unpayed trial period it doesn't have to be long just a day or two.
    What qualifications do you have? Is it just welding or is it fab as well? We get lots of guys that can weld but not fab it makes a big difference.

    Mark

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    Re: Welding job help

    I mostly call or email with resume. Have no qualifications so I need to practice my over for TIG to get my cert. I done some fab before but I mostly TIG weld.
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    Re: Welding job help

    Save up and go to school. Go to a real pipe welding school not your local CC that offers pipe 2nights a week in the summer bs

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    Re: Welding job help

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMayo View Post
    Save up and go to school. Go to a real pipe welding school not your local CC that offers pipe 2nights a week in the summer bs
    I agree, but there are some very good CC's with very well connected instructors. Most CC's find their good students jobs before they finish.

    You have to go in person if your going to get a welding job. When I worked in structural steel we gave just about everyone a welding test if they came through at the right time. Sometimes if we were rolling we took a resume and called them back. It was a way of keeping the resume file thinned down to the people who could weld.

    Show up to some of these places dressed nice and bring your welding helmet and jacket. We always found the people who did not care to dress nice and be presentable usually quit after a couple of months, or they pimped the system until they got fired.

    The type of job your wanting is for the upper echelon of welders. Structural steel is very forgiving in that you can redo / undo what you screw up (most of the time). If you start screwing up aluminum you can cost your company time and material $$$.

    Find a sheet metal shop and start there and then move up. You need some job experience to put on your resume.

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    Re: Welding job help

    Look in the Tulsa paper. I member seeing alot of welding jobs in there. For a entry level tig welder with no experience I've seen companies pay 8-9hr

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    Re: Welding job help

    Took a couple pipe classes 6010/7018 and TIG but had a hard time in 6g uphill cap at bottom. These where 4hrs class for 4 days out the week.

    Went to a job fair today and talk to some reps at a sheet metal union. They say starting pay 13 but don't know if its worth it with all the traveling. Honestly I don't really know how unions work.
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    At least im not the only one looking. Just be glad your not in Durango Colorado there are no jobs for welders here. Hell even down in Farmington NM I bet I have talked to over a dozen shops that cover multiply areas of welding and fab and no one is hiring. Granted I might only have about 2and a half years experience and schooling but I cant even find a job bein a helper or pushin a broom around a shop.

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    Re: Welding job help

    Trinity industries they build rail cars , they have a shop by stock yards.

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    Re: Welding job help

    Well, Joe Mayo is exactly right. If you really want to be a welder, and work in a shop, Tulsa is a good place to be. I work at a pipe shop and will make about 80,000 this year. We are hiring, although very tough test (not for beginners), but so is everyone else. There are tons of entry level jobs, mig, tig, stick, and fab, ect.

    I really think it may be hard to find a job if you haven't found one already and WONT look elsewhere. Maybe take a trip to tulsa for a day or two, check it out and see if you'd like it. Its not far from dallas and decent pay, low cost of living.



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