Welder – Vermilion Campus

Live Your Career

Journeyman welders typically find work at:
  • Vessel or structural steel assembly sites
  • Pipeline construction sites
  • Commercial construction sites
  • Industrial construction sites
  • Steel fabrication companies
  • Heavy equipment repair businesses
  • Self-owned contractor service companies

Experienced welders may:
  • become a welding inspector, foreman or supervisor
  • become a plant supervisor
  • open their own repair shops
  • work as portable rig welders who contract out their services

Salary Potential

Salary range of welders $25 to $40/hour
Average wage $31.37/hour
Source: 2014 Alberta Wage & Salary Survey, Government of Alberta

Employers hire Lakeland Grads
  • 100 % of employers would hire a Lakeland grad again
  • 100% of employers would recommend Lakeland grads to other employers
  • 100% of employers are satisfied with the quality of Lakeland College grads
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Employer Survey conducted by insightrix

What our Alumni say

92 % are grads are happy in their jobs. Their satisfaction goes up if the job is related to their program
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Graduate Survey of Class of 2014. Conducted by insightrix

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"I have hired mostly j-man welders, j-man pipe fitters and a carpentry apprentice. I find them to be knowledgeable in their trade and for the most part team players, which is crucial. As in most things it is the individual's work ethic that determines their success. If they are good workers and diligent at their tasks they seem to have all the required work skills and knowledge they need for starting their career in their chosen field. I don't know if some just don't get the big picture and don't care about missing work and or boozing, etc., but they won't last around here if that's the case. It seems to me that the graduates that want to succeed have all the skill set they need, it's just a matter of opportunity and application with some guidance from experienced people. There is no substitute for experience. We appreciate new employees that had the drive to go to and complete college and want to succeed in life. We will go that extra step to help them succeed."
Clayton Gessner C.E.T./A.Sc.T./A.P.I.653,
Owner / Manager
C's Oilfield Consulting & Construction Service Ltd.
SURETUF Containments By Dale's Welding (2008) Ltd.
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