Work as a welder abroad begins with a test at the enterprise. However, what do these tests look like? How do welders abroad pass certification? Today we arranged an interview with a welder who almost passed an argon welding test (141 TIG welding method). It was at one of our enterprises in Poland. And he passed the test according to method 135, 136 on EXCELLENT mark.
The welder’s name is Vladimir. We gathered some questions and asked him to answer them honestly. It turned out to be a useful article for all people who want to work as a welder abroad. A video about how a welder almost passed an argon welding test can be found below. Watch it to see how it looks like in real!
Work as a welder abroad. Interview with the welder
Work as a welder abroad begins with a test at the company. How long did this test take in time?
Three, two hours. It depends on the agility and skills of the welder.
Does the welding time also affect the test result?
Yes! It is necessary to complete the task on the test as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because time is considered. But of course, the most important is quality of your work.
What types of joints were tested by welding method 135, 136?
Butt joint with cutting edges in a vertical position, from bottom to top. Then the horizontal position.
Well, what about the language barrier. Did you feel that you do not understand each other? And if so, how did you get out of this situation?
Yes, that was some issues, but I solve them by using hand gestures and the program in the phone.
What did you miss on the test?
In my case, there were not enough skills in the welding process of the 136-138 methods. The difference from method 135 is that the settings for the welding machine and the welding arc are completely different.
You almost passed the test by method 141 TIG argon before certification by method 135, 136. Was the approach similar? Were you given the same compounds, the same metal thickness? Was there any significant difference in these two tests?
But the 141 tig welding method is a completely different welding technique. Using the tig method, I had to pass tests for welding a pipe with a fixed joint under the cutting of edges. Diameter 25 mm, wall thickness 4 mm, ferrous metal material.
OK, thank you for the information. Maybe you can share the experience of passing two tests with us? Could you advise something to the welders who are going to the test?
To take the test:
– You need a lot of experience;
– Also, you need to know the welding process of various steel;
– You need to know the parameters of the welding machine you need to know thoroughly.
And of course, good luck!
Work as a welder abroad begins with a test at the enterprise – Video.
You can watch the video below how Vladimir was passing a welding test with TIG 141 argon welding method. Also, on our YouTube channel, you can find job reviews of welders, locksmiths. As well as see how other welders passed the test using different methods and technical drawing. The half of videos are dedicated for welders!
Work as a welder abroad begins with a test at the company, but are you already looking for work in Poland and other EU countries?
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A recruitment specialist will check your CV and Documents. If you have experience which we need, our specialist will send job offers to you. When you will choose, we can start the recruitment process and we will do a work permit for you. After that, you can do a visa for yourself.
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14 October 2019
Delegating third-country nationals (non-EU) to work in the EU
Delegating workers within the framework of service provision in the European Union is defined in the Directive 96/71 EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 16th December 1996 with the subsequent Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 15th May 2014 on the enforcement of the Directive 96/71/EC and the Directive 2018/957 of 28th June 2018 amending the Directive 96/71 EC.