As the oil and Marcellus industry grows and new plants are being built, like the $6 billion Shell Ethane Cracker plant in Potter Township, Beaver County, PA, the demand for trained welders is steadily growing in our area. According to CareerLink, it is estimated that Shell will need to hire roughly 3,000-4,000 welders during the construction of the plant in Beaver County.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that welders as well as cutters, solderers, and brazers, can expect to see a six percent increase in employment opportunities between 2016 and 2026.
PMI can help you take advantage of this demand for welders through our Electric Arc Welding Program. In the program, PMI helps to prepare students to enter the oil and Marcellus industry working in positions such as a pipe welder or a fitter.
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PMI students in the Electric Arc Welding Program can take advantage of learning the basics of fitting and welding. PMI helps students develop the skills needed to fuse metals using various cutting, gouging, and welding processes. To prepare students for these job duties, PMI offers courses such as:
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Pipe Welding
- Shielded Arc Welding
- Gas Metal Arc Welding
- Welding Fabrication
- Flux-Cored Arc Welding
In addition to these courses, students will also receive training in welding math, blueprint reading, and industrial safety. In PMI’s program, students will also train with common industry equipment, gaining valuable job skills before they even graduate. PMI has 18 welding booths and a variety of equipment for students to train on such as:
- Lincoln Precision Tig and Square Wave Machines
- Lincoln Power MIG machines
- Pipe Beveler
- Ironworker metal shear, punch, and bender
- Oxy-Acetylene and Plasma Arc cutting systems
This program will help prepare students for a wide range of jobs in the oil and Marcellus industry. There are many welding positions available in the oil and Marcellus industry that PMI can prepare you for such as:
- Drilling Platform Welder
- Pipeline Arc Welder
- Rig Welder
- Fabrication Welder
In addition to welding training, PMI offers training in resume writing, interview techniques and employability skills. PMI also has a dedicated Career Services Department to help you every step of the way during your job search.
PMI’s Electric Arc Welding Program can help prepare students for a fulfilling career in the oil and Marcellus industry. Contact PMI today to learn more about our Electric Arc Welding Program.