Welding Supervisor Training and Qualification (2003-319)
- Bender Shipbuilding & Repair
- Barckhoff and Associates, Inc.
- American Welding Society
NSRP ASE Investment: $64K
Industry Investment: $15K
The goal of this project was to improve welding efficiencies starting at the line supervisor by providing specialized training, customized to fit individual shipyard processes and schedules, combined with a standardized certification examination to assess acquisition of the required knowledge. The American Welding Society, with industry input, developed and conducted a very successful pilot training program at Bender Shipbuilding which resulted in significant welding man-hours being saved. Results of this effort include recommendations for potential annual savings of $17,044 per welder in labor hours and welding materials.
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