This course builds upon New Marine Construction for Welders - Levels I, II, III, and 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 intended for a Journeyperson or an industry recommended apprentice. Prerequisite Completion of BC Red Seal/Level B Welder Apprenticeship, or other qualification deemed equivalent, as well as completion of New Marine Construction for Welders – Level 1 (WELD 0190), New Marine Construction for Welders – Level 2 (WELD 0290) and New Marine Construction for Welders – Level 3 (WELD 0390). The candidate must also have at least three years of work experience as a Welder. An all position CWB Fluxcore certification would be an asset.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2018
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