National Center for Construction Education & Research
One of the places to find a prosperous career as a welder is in the maritime industry. Shipyards and ship repair facilities are plentiful in coastal areas and on major rivers and lake systems. Maritime welding can be done on land or sea and above or underneath the surface of the water. It includes the work on ships, boats, and off-shore oil rigs. It includes the installation and repair of metal structures and components. This curriculum presents the special processes involved in welding aluminum, which is becoming more prevalent in the shipbuilding industry. This curriculum was developed in partnership with the National Maritime Education Council (NMEC).
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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Welding Safety, Plasma Arc Cutting, Base Metal Preparation, Weld Quality, Reading Welding Detail Drawings, Joint Fit-Up and Alignment, and GTAW and GMAW processes for welding aluminum plate and pipe.
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.
This program includes an introduction to several other NCCER crafts, which allows opportunities for further career development.
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