Welding is part of a fabrication process which joins two or more metal parts to form a single component by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion.
The skills of a welder are highly sought after, therefore, a skilled welder can branch out to various industries and will always have plenty of job opportunities to take advantage of.
What does a welder do?
According to an article written by K. Krishnan and published in Daily Express , “The job scope of welders resolves around understanding blueprints and calculating dimensions, inspecting materials and structures for quality of welds while possessing knowledge of metallurgy, some specialized math like trigonometry and some basic engineering”.
Where do welders work?
“Different types of welding jobs are used during all phases of industrial operations, so the need for welders is steady across various industries. Many of the welding jobs in Malaysia are in the manufacturing industry”, Krishnan explained.
He further elaborated that some careers in welding can be exciting for individuals who like to work in non-traditional environments. For example, welders who specialise in metal fabrication may find themselves travelling with racing pit crews to repair and construct customised racing equipment.
The Future of welding jobs
“In addition to traditional welding, industries that employ high-tech, automated equipment to bond metals need professional welders to oversee and manage production. Robotics and welding that combine high-powered lasers and electron beams are increasingly common in some manufacturing processes. The future of welding is an exciting and unmapped territory for those willing to adapt to emerging technologies”, said Krishnan.
Considering a career in welding?
The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) was appointed as an Industry Lead Body (ILB) in 2013 for the automotive industry by the Department of Skills Development (JPK).
Abdul Samad (right) and his son, Amirul Nizam with their “Best Award” trophies that were awarded to them upon the completion of IPC-PPT in 2016
In order to promote the importance of skills, the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) has developed a program under the Industry-Led Professional Certificate (IPC) branch called IPC-PPT (Pencapaian Pengiktirafan Terdahulu).
This program aims to recognise individuals in the automotive industry who can demonstrate skills and capabilities based on prior experience and achievements, as outlined in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) – in which MARii also helped develop.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be given SKM (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia) from Level 3 up to Level 5.
There are other institutes in Malaysia offering a wide range of welding courses such as the Welding Institute of Malaysia (WIM), a non-profit membership organisation and society formed to raise awareness on the science and practice of welding, joining, cutting and related technologies, and quality in welding workmanship.
For more information on IPC-PPT, you may contact:
Nor Faiza Mansor / 019-4191379 / email@example.com
Azlihafiz bin Muhammad / 012-9720469 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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