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Welding research scientists are engaged in the assembling of various metals such as copper, aluminum, steel, etc.
They deal with specialized metal compounds developing new methods of metal processing, welding utilization.
They conduct studies to solve problems and expand welding use.
Welding research scientists normally work in laboratories.
They have access to all the equipment they need to research welding methods and application.
Welding Research Scientist Duties
- Awareness of latest and current studies and innovation in the field.
- Gathering samples of metals for testing and examination.
- Ability to determine welding issues would any come up.
- Aptitude to identify and recommend better solutions to improve or ease welding techniques.
- Ability to draft accurate tech reports for shareholders.
Mandatory Education and Knowledge
A welding research scientist is expected to have the following education:
- Master’s degree in metallurgy, welding technology, etc.
- Publications of research work.
- Experience with lab equipment used for research and tests.
Recommended education includes the following:
- Postgraduate degree in welding technology, material engineering, etc.
- Practical research at other institutions.
- Self-discipline and attention to detail.
- Ability to handle specialized welding equipment for testing and research.
- Ability to conduct research, report, and present the study results.
- Comfortable working within a team.
- Critical thinking and strong analytical skills.
- Ability to solve problems.
- Logical thinking.
The working conditions include activity in the testing labs, research centers, and institutions.
The work can involve regular traveling.