Unlocking the Career Opportunities in the Indian Welding Industry

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Introduction 

In the modern era, welding technology has become more diverse and sophisticated. It is no surprise that the Indian welding industry has been growing to achieve international standards of excellence. With its vast natural resources and well-trained professionals, the welding industry in India has become a powerhouse for producing quality consumables for several applications. For years, the welding industry has served as a major backbone of infrastructure, construction, and development. Welding is at the heart of so many projects across the country, and its importance to the Indian economy that cannot be overemphasized.

As a matter of fact, without the use of welding, it is difficult to envision the development and manufacturing of new equipment such as supercritical boilers, battle tanks, long-range missiles, satellites (such as Mangalyaan), heavy mechanical structures for high-pressure, low & high-temperature applications, and so on. In accordance with this, the rising demand for welding consumables in various sectors is supporting market expansion. Welding consumables are utilized for both routine maintenance activities and for new job work.

In recent years, the welding industry in India has gone through an extraordinary transformation where precise & quality weld joints are kept on priority. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this growth and how careers in welding can benefit the youth of our country. 

Career in Welding 

India has one of the highest GDP growth rates among industrialized economies, and it currently seems that the Indian government intends to maintain this growth by targeting 25 economic sectors for job creation and skill enhancement under the auspices of the “Made in India” initiative. In India’s manufacturing industry, notably with regard to welding and joining technologies, this initiative is promoting change, innovation, and investment in new processes. 

Arc welding technologies continue to be the dominant method for combining materials, despite the constant exploration of novel techniques. A recent study revealed that Arc welding machines still account for $13 billion of the $18 billion global equipment industry, and the arc welding technique is still used for 80% of the welding done in India. This higher proportion creates a pool of career opportunities in the welding domain. There are many welding careers available, and the options are endless. It offers many opportunities for growth and advancement in the production, quality, metallurgy, research & development areas. Let’s discuss and explore its potential to create new job opportunities in the near future. 

  1. Metallurgists

As we all know that welding is the process of joining together two or more pieces of metal, but how to select the right material to weld what things do we need to keep in mind before welding? Here comes the role of a “Metallurgist” as they are responsible for analyzing, and testing metals to determine their composition & properties. 

The welding industry in India & all around the globe is heavily dependent on metallurgists, as they play a crucial role in developing new alloys and improving the existing ones. Metallurgy is specialized majorly in three areas:

  1. Physical Metallurgy 
  2. Chemical Metallurgy 
  3. Process Metallurgy 

Out of several activities done by metallurgists, there are few which is done on a regular basis i.e., developing prototypes that can help to get innovative solutions, investigating various wear factors that cause metal failure, carrying out laboratory-based analysis of samples, using destructive & nondestructive techniques to test the composition of metals, etc. 

  1. Quality Control 

Quality assurance is an important aspect of the Indian welding industry. Welders must be able to carry out their work accurately and efficiently in order to produce quality welds. Quality assurance teams are responsible for ensuring that welders adhere to quality standards and that their work meets the industry’s standards of quality.

Quality assurance teams are responsible for carrying out inspections and tests on welds to ensure that they meet the required standards. They also monitor and are responsible for keeping records of welds, which can be used to identify any problems or issues that arise.

Quality assurance teams also provide feedback and guidance to welders on how to produce quality welds. They also provide training on the latest welding techniques and processes. This helps welders stay up to date with the latest developments in the welding industry.

  1. Welders

A welder is a skilled worker who is responsible for joining metals together by using welding techniques. Welders use various tools and techniques to create strong joints between metals and other materials. They are responsible for carrying out repairs or alterations to existing structures. Welders must have a good knowledge of the different welding techniques and processes in order to be successful in their job.

The major job of welders is to weld components and applications which is majorly consumed in manufacturing, infrastructure, repair & maintenance, etc. This may include welding of parts that are used in the production of products, parts for products that are being used in the production line, components for machines, metal bridges, construction sites, etc.

C.1. Requirements to Become a Welder

Becoming a successful welder in the Indian welding industry requires dedication, hard work, the right qualifications, and training. Here are some tips for becoming a successful welder:

  1. Take a welding training program: The most important requirement for becoming a welder is to complete a welding training program. You must have a good knowledge of the different welding techniques and processes in order to be successful in your job.
  2. Stay up to date on the latest developments: The Indian welding industry is constantly evolving and there is a need for new and improved welding techniques and processes. Hence a welder must stay up to date with the latest developments in the industry in order to remain competitive.
  3. Develop problem-solving skills: Welders must be able to troubleshoot and solve problems when they arise. Following the same technique on different applications won’t give the same results in order to achieve desired results various methods & techniques should be adopted by the welder.  

D&H Sécheron’s Contribution Towards the Career Development in the Welding Industry. 

India is expected to add 100 million jobs over the next 20 years, and it already has the labor force necessary to meet the demand. India, with its 325 million individuals between the ages of 10 and 24, has the highest number of young people in the world, with almost 70% of the population being under the age of 27. A younger population means that there is a greater need for training and education. Nonetheless, with about 700 universities, 37,000 colleges, and 11,500 independent institutions, India appears to be in a good position to meet this demand.

Along with youth, a further encouraging development is the rise of female engineers who are certified welders in India. According to the Women’s Engineering Society, only 15.8% of engineering and technology graduates are female in the UK, compared to nearly 30% in India. India has a remarkably high proportion of youthful engineers compared to countries like the USA, where the average welder is 54 years old and there are reportedly 200,000 fewer of them than needed.

D&H Sécheron Electrodes Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian welding consumable manufacturer established in the year 1966. D&H Sécheron has continuously challenged the status quo in the welding industry, bringing forth the core values of Quality, Innovation, and Import substitution. We are an organization that is perpetually working in line with the “Make in India” drive where our mantra is not only to focus on manufacturing but also to give opportunities to locals that are filled with knowledge, enthusiasm, and dedication while upskilling them at the same time. 

We at D&H Sécheron believe that the accomplishment of developing more than 800 welding consumables with consistent quality and providing unparalleled services can’t be achieved without a strong team. We are now an organization of more than 700 crew members that are working continuously towards providing top-notch products that help the nation grow at a rapid pace. In order to help the welders, attain the intended outcomes and advance as professionals, we periodically conduct training for them. 

Conclusion

The Indian Welding Industry has been on an upward trajectory for years now, and its growth is likely to continue over the coming years. Ruling out an unanticipated future crisis and with a competent young workforce, the future of the Indian Welding Industry seems to be promising and may even set a new level of success.

Along with the inherent need, the government has taken a number of proactive measures to boost the welding sector. If all goes as per the plan, the welding industry will make a significant contribution to the Indian GDP. The current government has even created a few programs to support industrial firms, the most important of which is the ‘Make in India’ campaign due to which India is witnessing an increase in FDI investments. These investments have contributed to an increase in projects in the automotive, offshore activities, oil and gas industry, shipbuilding & heavy machinery industries.

D&H Sécheron is sure that the field of welding will stay bright & promising for steady growth. The field is very welcoming and it invites several professionals from not only metallurgy but also from mechanical, marketing, strategist, etc domains. With joint efforts from different backgrounds, the industry will trend upward. We at D&H Sécheron continuously hunt for talented individuals who can contribute with us toward national growth, visit our careers page https://www.dnhsecheron.com/career/all. You can also email your CV/resume to us at info@dnhsecheron.net, or WhatsApp us +91- 98335 50505, we will be happy to hear from you.