My name is Jason, and I’ve been a welder for over 15 years. Growing up and learning welder from my father taught me a lot, but nothing could prepare me for how technology would make TIG welding and MIG welding different in today’s world. Regardless, I learned, and now I’m here to teach you about my experiences and tell you about some of my current favorite machines. Beyond this, you may learn a thing or two tip-wise that’ll help you on your welding journey. Who knows – maybe you can teach me a thing or two myself!
As a welder or someone of an industry, you should always be open to learning new things or new perspectives – especially in an industry that can be revolutionized as easily as the welding industry can. Even if you’re a seasoned veteran, there’s always something to learn, and I’ll be the first to admit that.
When I began welding, I started off as a TIG welder but moved onto MIG welding about ten years ago. It wasn’t a choice I actively made, as one of my bosses assigned me to do MIG welding when one of my coworkers quit. After I had become well-acquainted with MIG welding machines, I learned my passion for this type and eventually opened up my own shop about five years ago to continue on my MIG welding journey.
Besides running my own shop, I hope to one day teach welding at a vocational high school to get the new generation of kids into something as cool as welding. It’s dangerous, but when performed safely, it’s a satisfying career choice that’s fun and much different than the typical 9-5 cubicle job. I wouldn’t change my career for anything, and I hope to pass that onto the future leaders of the industrial – and the country.