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Final Report -
Welding Supervisor Training and Certification (NSRP Study)
AWS, along with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), conducted a study on the advantages of training welding supervisors and its effect on porduction costs and efficiency. The research was supported through a trial project at Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Company in Mobile, Alabama. The results of the trial program are clear. Projected costs per welder were reduced by $17,000 annually. Labor hours on successive modular construction sequences were actually reduced by 1,000 hours per module. The formal results have been presented to the NSRP SP-7 Welding Panel and are available now in pdf format. Download the project's final report, Welding Supervisor Training and Certification.
Reasons you'll also want your company to take advantage of the AWS Certified Welding Fabricator program:
Just as the Certified Welding Supervisor program was created in response to industry demand, the AWS has also established a certification for welding fabricators based on industry demand. This certification requires a company to comply with welding-related functions and verifies through a third-party assessment verifies that the welding fabricator has the required personnel, organization, experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, capability, and commitment
together, these two programs can provide an excellent productivity and quality
enhancement package. For more information on the Certified Welding
Fabricator Program call 800-443-9353, ext. 448.
Certified Welding Supervisor Program
Save up to $17,000 per welder per year
Why get certified as a Welding Supervisor (CWS)? It’s simple: Welding supervisors can make a valuable contribution to the four most important metrics in welding operations: quality, cost, productivity and safety. According to a final report on Welding Supervisor Training and Certification, CWS helps reduce welding costs, helps increase productivity and profitability, and helps make a company more competitive.
Often the underlying cause of a supervisor’s inability to improve productivity can be traced to inadequate knowledge and the minimal amount of time that a supervisor actually spends with welders. The AWS Certified Welding Supervisor program was created to rectify these conditions by offering welding supervisors and their companies the opportunity to put the welding supervisor in a support position for the welders, making them the most productive and best they can be. This innovative program identifies a body of knowledge all welding supervisors should know and understand to increase productivity and improve weld quality.
You don’t have to be a welding supervisor to benefit from attending the five-day seminar. The curriculum has been designed to benefit others in your company, such as those involved in management, engineering, design, and purchasing.
Take 500 linear feet of 3/16 inch fillet weld that your company has to weld.
Welder A delivers a 3/16-inch fillet weld at the WPS-specified 250 amps. Welder A uses 35 lbs. of filler metal, gets the job done in eight hours and the total cost for this weld, labor included, is $380.
Welder B welds at only 225 amps and oversizes the weld by 1/16 inch. He deposits 27 lbs. more filler metal and takes 13 extra hours to make the weld. The direct cost for 500 feet of weld with Welder B is $988.
Welder C welds at only 180 amps and oversizes the weld by 1/8 inch. He deposits 63 pounds more filler metal than Welder A and takes more than 70 extra hours to make the weld. The direct cost for Welder C to make the same weld is almost $3600.
There are lots of reasons why this is a real world situation. Which welder do you have working for you?
The AWS Certified Welding
Supervisor will be trained to recognize these problems and work with
welders to gain the maximum productivity out of this and other aspects
of the welding fabrication process. Read on to learn how you can
deliver more profits to your bottom line with this exciting AWS
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