welder leader resume example with 17+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Adaptable and enterprising Welder with solid industry background and proven expertise in building and leading successful teams. Talented problem-solver ready to back up fellow employees at any time.

Direct individual possessing outstanding communication, organizational and multitasking abilities. Offering 17-year background in motivating, overseeing and training 30+ employees in maintaining efficiency and meeting production goals. Certified in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Oxy-Fuel Welding.

Has experience in public speaking as lead vocalist of the band Native Blend and served as the Master of Ceremonies at numerous events.

  • Torch Installation
  • Welding Techniques
  • Defective Material Identification
  • Overhead Welding Position
  • Equipment Selection
  • Hand and Power Tool Operation
  • Vertical Welding
  • Gas Flow Adjustments
  • Stainless Steel Metal Welding
  • Power Tools Operations
  • Surface Material Preparation
  • Filler Rod Selection
  • Technical Drawings
  • Workpiece Examinations
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Portable Grinders
  • Fuel Gas
  • Hand Torches
  • Operation Monitoring
  • TIG Welding Expertise
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
Honolulu Community College Honolulu, HI Expected in 08/2009 Associate Of Applied Science : Construction Trades - GPA :
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa
Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI Expected in 08/1999 Certificate Of Completion : Voice - GPA :
  • Member of the Kanikapila Singers
Pearl City High School Pearl City, HI Expected in 07/1995 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Chart Industries - Welder Leader
Atlanta, GA, 05/2019 - Current
  • Evaluated employee skills and knowledge regularly, training and mentoring individuals with lagging skills.
  • Identified team weak points and implemented corrective actions to resolve concerns.
  • Trained employees on welding process and techniques and assigned duties.
  • Oversaw day-to-day activities of 30+ employees in industrial establishment, fostering inspiring atmosphere to optimize employee experiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of company mission and goals and mentored employees in reaching objectives aligned with company core values.
  • Mentored and guided employees to foster proper completion of assigned duties.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized production areas to avoid violations or unnecessary work delays due to hazards or inefficient layouts.
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard - Specialty Welder
City, STATE, 10/2015 - 05/2019
  • Maintained safety by wearing protective equipment, staying alert and following procedures.
  • Welded metal components in vertical, overhead and flat positions.
  • Chipped away debris and thick crusts of rust, slag and other materials to ready surfaces for welding.
  • Cleaned material surfaces to remove dirt or excess acid using chemical solutions, wire brushes and grinders.
  • Avoided warping, shrinkage and distortion by carefully controlling welding processes.
  • Monitored work area and equipment functionality and reported safety issues to management for effective resolution.
  • Interpreted written assembly drawings and work instructions to properly complete tasks.
  • Detected faulty operation of equipment and defective materials and promptly resolved issues.
  • Reworked, repaired and adjusted cable assemblies and harnesses to meet safety standards.
  • Combined knowledge of metallurgy, geometry and welding techniques to choose optimal equipment and techniques.
  • Continuously monitored safety and quality of welding work while using welding techniques on various materials.
  • Monitored employees to encourage cost-effective and safe use of equipment and materials.
  • Welded various connections using GTAW process with high-quality final results.
  • Selected and operated shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding equipment.
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard - Structural Welder
City, STATE, 01/2005 - 10/2015
  • Kept work area clean and organized.
  • Clamped and tack-welded components to achieve desired configurations.
  • Prepared welding equipment to perform advanced welding work.
  • Removed excess slag with arc-cutting, grinding and using other equipment.
  • Used SMAW and TIG welding on structural supports.
  • Minimized warping using good fitting, burning and welding techniques.
  • Chipped away debris and thick crusts of rust, slag and other materials to ready surfaces for welding.
  • Tested welding and safety equipment to check performance.
  • Worked correctly with each material such as steel or aluminum.
  • Maintained full set of personal tools to use on jobs.
  • Calibrated flow and pressure settings to build and maintain flames.
  • Welded, cut and bent steel as necessary with torches, metal shears and welding equipment.
  • Used appropriate safety measures and encouraged other team members to do same in effort to avoid job site injuries.
  • Coordinated with crane or signaled equipment operators to lift and position structural steel members and hoist beams, girders and columns to correct positions.
  • Aligned structural steel members to rivet, bolt and weld permanently into place.
  • Dismantled structures and prepared equipment for travel or site movement.
  • Reviewed work plans and blueprints to ascertain all requirements for project.
  • Inspected projects, identified issues that occurred and implemented corrective measures.
  • Followed blueprints and instructions from supervisors to erect columns, beams and girders.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Honolulu Community College
  • Leeward Community College
  • Pearl City High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Welder Leader
  • Specialty Welder
  • Structural Welder


  • Associate Of Applied Science
  • Certificate Of Completion
  • High School Diploma

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