The Master Welder Qualification Testing Recently, I viewed some welding statistics concerning the jobs that presently exist for the field of welding. I was amazed at the vast array of opportunity that is there for the taking. I looked at one particular add I have based this article on. The add was searching for what was deemed the welder who had it all. Just that term is interesting and what ideas that term would paint in the mind. Think about that for a minute. The Master Welder. I like that term. If you are an aspiring welder or someone that has achieved expert status, you probably like that term too. Let me give you some ideas based upon the ad what the master welder qualifications are as viewed by the company that posted the ad. welder qualification testing - First qualification was that the Master Welder needed to make welds with no imperfections and free of defects. Able to pass various tests in multiple processes in non-destructive weld testing. Here is a kicker. The Master Welder must also be a journeyman fitter. Now, there is a difference between a fitter and fabricator. It is good to know about both of these areas. Must be able to produce welds in a timely manner while safely following the company procedures. Must be able to read blue prints with no supervision. The Master Welder must be able to help less skilled welders below him. A consistent failure rate of less than five percent on magna flux testing and less than 10% (x-ray testing). At least five years’ experience in trade. Knowledge of work methods for shop environment. Steel Toe boots approved by company, safety glasses, and hearing protection must be worn at work. Good team work skills a must. Must be motivated to work without supervision. Now there are some tool requirements as well that the Master Welder must have in his possession.