Welding is one of the ever growing fields and welding inspector jobs are in high demand in various manufacturing units that deal with metals. Basically welding inspectors examine the connections between the metals. Various industries which hire welding inspectors are construction, automobile, aerospace and manufacturing industry. Some of the top companies in the country to hire a welding inspector are Hindustan constructions, L&T, Mahindra, Essar Group, Ashoka Leyland, Stewarts & Lloyds of India Ltd to name a few. Other than these, steel plants, shipyards and railways are also major employers for welding inspectors.
Diploma in welding is the minimum educational requirement for a welder. Then one needs to pass a national certified exam to become a welding inspector. For brighter job opportunities in welding inspection, a prospective candidate should have a certificate in quality testing. An alternative career for a welding inspector could be consultancy.