Career Details

Quality Assurance (Welding)


Career Overview

A quality assurance manager in welding engineering is responsible for monitoring the quality and productivity of the work completed by welders. Nick, as seen in the video, manages the various inspectors whose job it is to make sure welds meet up with government and customer guidelines. Safety is a very important aspect of this job.


Completing a two-year college program in welding technology is likely required to obtain this position. This job will also require several years of experience as a welder before moving in to a quality control position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$30,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr
$78,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
  • Technical Writing
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. It is very important to keep up with the latest changes in your industry, so be ready for on-going training once you enter the workforce!

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Work Environment

In this position, the quality assurance manager spends time in both an office setting and in the field where the welding takes place.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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