Basic and Intermediate Welding Skills for the Maintenance Professional


Target Audience: 

Maintenance professionals with no to little experience with welding.

Summary and Objectives:

This course is designed to provide maintenance professionals with basic or intermediate metal welding and cutting skills. This course will cover most welding and cutting processes commonly used at field stations and facilities with hands on learning of SMAW (stick), GMAW (mig), Oxy-Acetylene torch, and Plasma torch use. This course will also provide an understanding of basic metallurgy, fabrication, and metal repair.

This class requires basic PPE (safety toed boots, hardhat, eye protection (clear), ear protection, gloves, safety vest, and appropriate attire. Welding hoods, jackets, gloves, welding materials and other safety equipment will be provided for this class.

FWS employees interested in taking this course must register by completing the student selection survey linked below. Students will be selected for the course based on their survey answers and will be notified of their enrollment status once the roster has been finalized by the selection committee.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic welding theories and principles.  
  • Use multiple processes and machines to complete welds.
  • Use multiple processes for cutting metal.  
  • Complete basic metal repairs.  
  • Understand basic fabrication and layout. 

Competency Addressed:

 Metal Processing and Metalworking - Intermediate, Problem Solving - Advanced, Attention to Detail - Advanced, Critical Thinking - Intermediate, Technical Competence - Intermediate

Course Short Name
Course Type
Training Tuition Cost
40 hours
Training Credit Hours
Semester Hours

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