This course will prepare welders for new construction shipbuilding. The quality demands for new construction shipbuilding leave most new-hire welders coming up short with the non-marine-specific skillset they bring with them to the shipyard. This generally results in significant cost to the employer in terms of time, money, production, repair and rework. This course will also benefit those welders working in ship repair. This course will focus on attitude, quality control, weld faults, workmanship, following a WPS, weld process control, grinding, FCAW ceramic backed joints, weld sequencing and fillet size. At the conclusion of the course, the successful student will demonstrate an understanding of the quality demands placed on welders in new steel-hulled ship construction and will exhibit skillsets in FCAW that will meet DNV/CSA code criteria. This course is suitable for anyone currently working in the shipyard environment, or wanting to do so, including all levels of welders meeting the course prerequisites, up to the level of Journeyperson.
Completion of the Welding Foundation program or Welding Apprentice level 1 & 2, and Minimum one year of work experience as a Welder. Possession of an all position CWB Fluxcore certification would be an asset. Or permission from the Chief Instructor in lieu of one or more prerequisites.
Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.
Mon Oct 18 - Fri Oct 22 5 Days
TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018
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