Welding Technician


£35000.00 - £38000.00

Our long established client who has long standing contracts with the MOD are looking to add a welding technician to their team.

To support the welding coordination team in enhancing the welding quality management system (WQMS). Setting standards by helping develop WPS and ensuring welder training requirements/qualifications are maintained. Providing proactive support and guidance to the manufacturing teams to assure the welding standards are adhered to.

  • Report to and support the welding co-ordinator with day to day welding activities
  • Assist with internal welder audits and the audit functions.
  • Help identify root causes of weld issues and internal weld audit NCRs.
  • Support and implement changes driven by welder audit NCRs.
  • Assist with the development of WSP/WPS as required for new product intake (NPI) and legacy programmes.
  • Assist with the planning and preparation of weld joints for welding procedure quality records (WPQRs). as required for new product intake (NPI) and legacy programmes
  • Monitor WPS as instructed by the welding co-ordinator to ensure correct correlation of essential variables.
  • Support the ISO 3834 management system.
  • Assist with the development of welder qualification testing to the required standard.
  • Provide proactive support and guidance to welders.
  • Support production engineering where welding changes are required.
  • Support the business to ensure correct welding plant selection.
  • Assist / implement change with legacy programmes to ensure product quality is maintained whilst identifying areas to improve
  • To carry out welding fabrication inspections
  • Comply at all times with the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Policies

Qualifications & Education

  • Registration with the welding institute (TWI) preferred
  • CSWIP 3.0 qualified ESSENTIAL
  • EWS qualified or willing to progress to this level preferred
  • 5 years experience in a similar role preferred


  • Good knowledge and understanding of multiple welding processes, MIG/MAG(SMAW) TIG(GTAW)
  • Understanding of technical documents inc drawings
  • General computer skills (MS Office)

Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


For further details and / or to apply for this job, please contact us today quoting Ref: JB-1850

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